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Burmese refugees ring in the New Year in Louisville Wednesday morning

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville church hosted a New Year's celebration that introduced the local community to a different culture.

The sanctuary of the Crescent Hill Baptist Church came alive with music and dancing as Burmese refugees celebrated the New Year with a taste of southeast Asian culture. Many of the refugees were Karen -- a persecuted ethnic minority group that makes up just 7 percent of Burma's population.

Celebrations began at 9:30 Wednesday morning.

Click on the video player above to view some of the activities.

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