Our Listen & Learn series aims to provide you with a deeper understanding of the cultural holidays and traditions that we celebrate. In collaboration with community partners, culture bearers and Festál event coordinators, we will share stories about the cultural traditions that are celebrated in the Pacific Northwest through the narratives of those who celebrate them.

The Cultural Significance of Dia de Muertos

We spoke with the Dia de Muertos Committee to learn more about the significance of this annual tradition and the meaning behind each offering on the Dia de Muertos altar.




The Hmong New Year Celebration

We spoke with Kabao Xiong, President of the Hmong Association of Washington (HAW) to learn more about this sacred 30-day celebration.