By Kyaw Per
Karen Society of Nebraska-Omaha
June 07, 2014
2753 Karen New Year, Lincoln. Mayor Mr. Chris Beutler encouraged the Karen people translated by Rev. Saw N Clay.
Karen traditional Done dance present by Lincoln Cultural committee @ 2753 Karen New Year Event, Lincoln, Nebraska
Traditional fashion show present by ELL team - Lincoln High School @ 2753 Karen New Year Event, Lincoln, Nebraska
Honor our Senior Citizens by youth from Lincoln and Omaha. @ 2753 Karen New Year Event, Lincoln, Nebraska
On January 4, 2014, fifteen hundred Karen people from Lincoln, Omaha, Grand Island, and Crete gathered at Lincoln high school. We held our ceremony from 10:00am to 11:30am. Lincoln's Mayor Chris Beutler encouraged Karen people to get an education to work hard and to contribute to Nebraska. Cultural performances included Karen "Doe" dancing, playing the "Klo" drum, and "Kwe" horn. A combined choir from Karen churches, and action songs. We took lunch together and had fellowship. Young people played volleyball, cane ball, and table tennis until 4:00pm. Then Rev. Dr. Saw Khu, board chair of Karen Society of Nebraska, gave prices, thanked everyone who came, and closed by the Karen National Song. We are happy to celebrate Karen New Year event because it is very important to shared our culture to other communities and to pass on to the next generation.
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