At the Twin Cities Hmong festival, athletes, artists and food share top bill


Traditional dress at the festival
1 Traditional dress at the festival 
Dancers from the Iny Asian Dancer Theater
2 Dancers from the Iny Asian Dancer Theater 
Clothing on sale at the festival
3 Clothing on sale at the festival 
Rambutan fruit
4 Rambutan fruit 
Lillian Vang, 15
5 Lillian Vang, 15 
Heavenly Yang and Xue Feng Lee, dancers
6 Heavenly Yang and Xue Feng Lee, dancers 
Dancers from Ntxhais Tshwj Xeeb
7 Dancers from Ntxhais Tshwj Xeeb 
Shenny Yang and her son, Anbon; and an elder
8 Shenny Yang and her son, Anbon; and an elder 
Nancy Lis prepares for the Teen Pageant
9 Nancy Lis prepares for the Teen Pageant 
The Miss Hmong Teen Pageant
10 The Miss Hmong Teen Pageant 
Chicken on the grill
11 Chicken on the grill 
Chia Her stirs peanuts for a papaya salad.
12 Chia Her stirs peanuts for a papaya salad. 
150 teams filled the McMurray fields.
13 150 teams filled the McMurray fields. 
150 soccer teams competed on the McMurray fields
14 150 soccer teams competed on the McMurray fields 
Spectators follow a soccer game.
15 Spectators follow a soccer game. 
Competition includes soccer, football and volleyba
16 Competition includes soccer, football and volleyba 
Cydi Yang, quarterback, and Paul Yang, offensive l
17 Cydi Yang, quarterback, and Paul Yang, offensive l 
Flag football at the celebration
18 Flag football at the celebration 
Practicing for the break-dancing competition
19 Practicing for the break-dancing competition 
Thor Yang competes in break-dancing.
20 Thor Yang competes in break-dancing.