Fall marks a season of uniquely American traditions – football, hay rides, Halloween and Thanksgiving.
Schools often observe of few of the customs.
At the Hmong American Peace Academy, the mission is to immerse kids in both their Hmong and American heritages. This time of year, the school celebrates some American traditions with its annual “Fall Family Festival.”
It’s a Saturday, and about 50 kids are in the cafeteria, circled around a DJ.
“Who knows how to do the Hokey Pokey?” the DJ asks, to squeals and cheers from the crowd around him.