Lao New Year 2013: Building community and 21st century celebrations

Let’s begin this section by revisiting our inquiry on the relevancy of the Lao New Year festival in the twenty-first century through a community development perspective. In order to answer this, i would like us to also revisit the three values of Lao New Year, 1) Community, 2) merit-making, and 3) filial piety. How are these values relevant to the Lao American community in the twenty-first century? There are more questions here than answers and this section hopes to begin a conversation among elders, emerging community leaders and members of the Lao American community. Continue Reading