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Hmongtown Marketplace, St. Paul, MN

Cleansing Process.jpg
The shaman cleanses the soul and brings good fortune to the infant.

Tying of White Strings for Good Fortune.jpg
In the Hu Plig ceremony, the shaman ties white strings around the infant to bring good luck and wealth to the child.

During Hu Plig events, fruits, eggs, and assorted candy and crackers are placed on a tray decoratively. In the middle, there are flowers, usually white to represent cleansing.

Cleaning of the cow stomachs.jpg
Hmong people use the stomachs of the cow that can be used to make the traditional beef soup, literally “cow-poo soup” which is made of beef stomach, intestines, and organ meat. Pictured below is a photo of the stomachs being cleaned out.