Now in its 33rd year, Hmong festival aims to draw 10K to St. Paul

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It's the 33rd year for the annual Hmong Freedom Celebration, a sports and cultural festival that runs Saturday and Sunday in St. Paul, and organizers say they expect to top 10,000 people.

The Pioneer Press reports that chairman Ty Vang said he expects 10,000 to 15,000 people per day at the event, which includes tournaments for soccer, volleyball, football, kato. This year, the paper reports, there will be a Miss Teen Hmong pageant, along with all kinds of food, food, food.

The St. Paul paper calls the event "one of the largest in Minnesota outside of the State Fair – and one of the largest Hmong gatherings anywhere in the world."

This celebration is also known as “J4″ because it is usually held during the July 4th weekend, according to a blog called Saint Paul Republicans, which also has admission details.

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