The Lwm Qaib is also known as Nkaum Taw Qaib and Lwm Sub. It is an annual spiritual cleansing ceremony that is traditionally held the night before the New Year festivities begin the following days. The spiritual cleansing is to be performed to help cleanse the self, the home, and all household instruments and tools spiritually so that the physical self can also cleanse her/himself thereafter. In the present day, the household tools should also include the car (s) and other vehicles used throughout the years; for this purpose, one may even consider using a trailer to haul household equipment like a lawnmower, snow blower, etc. This first of its kind will give everyone the opportunity to be seated in the comfort of her/his car, all household belongings, and drive through to be spiritually cleansed.
The reason for our first of its kind a Drive Through Lwm Qaib is so that such household tools like a car can also be cleansed along with the Minnesota weather and that we’re in this pandemic of social distancing. Being cleansed in this Drive Through Lwm Qaib will give the whole household and its belonging to be cleansed.
There will be an Asian-themed food giveaway and a dozen egg cartons (12 eggs) to be given away per family. So come for your eggs to help you welcome the Hmong New Year2022 on Thanksgiving Day2021 even if you don’t wish to participate in the Lwm Qaib.
Please drive your car to join us at Legacy Funeral Home: 255 Eaton Street on the Westside of Saint Paul, MN 55107 from 3 pm – 8 pm on Thanksgiving2021 Eve, Wednesday, November 24th, 2021.