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XII No.2 - Sunday January 27 - Saturday february 9, 2013


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Hmong New Year celebrations

The Hmong women wear the most colourful hats and costumes for the New Year celebrations that see entire villages take part in the festival.

The Chiang Mai Mail is always thrilled to receive photos and stories of interesting events from our readers. One of our most intrepid readers has sent in these lovely photos of the Hmong New Year celebrations in Ban Mae Sa Mai along with the following report;

Elaborate costumes with embroidery, beading and flamboyant colours are the most beautiful part of the entire New Year.

The Hmong New Year celebrations continue!
I rode out to Ban Mae Sa Mai, just off the Samoeng loop road, on 15th January to join in the celebrations.
The village had arranged a three day and night festival during which wooden cart racing, traditional ball tossing, food and game stalls and ‘a bit of drinking’ was enjoyed by many thousands of visitors.
The highlight of the occasion was definitely the colourful display of traditional Hmong costumes.
Men, women and children were all dressed in their finest and the result was spectacular.
The mountain communities move their celebrations from village to village, so the event will be held else-where next year. ‘Reader Ron’
 


Bikers congregate to Chiang Mai

The sidecar was a favorite of the gathered international riders.

Bike riders and tourers from all parts of the globe gathered at Riders Corner recently (January 11th - January 13th) to share their adventures and to plan more rides at the latest gathering of bikers through Horizons Unlimited.

This man drove his bike from Australia, and the amount of dirt on his bike shows it was a long trip!

Various riders gave presentations to a crowd of 100 enthusiasts about where they had ridden. Some have been riding continuously for many years.
One of the more interesting presentations was about bike touring in Myanmar, a destination which is slowly ‘opening up’ to bikers and one which interests many. Additionally there was a presentation of a ride from Europe to Australia via China
Horizons Unlimited is a unique web based global community of bikers that was established to enable bikers to meet and gather no matter where they are in the world using newsletters, as well as websites.


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Hmong New Year celebrations

Bikers congregate to Chiang Mai

 

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