What is Tet?
“Tet”, or Lunar New Year is an important occasion to the Vietnamese culture. It is a celebration for an entire population of people starting with the first day of the lunar calendar rather than individual dates of the year. The celebration begins with its traditions days before the actual event of Tet.
People celebrate by dressing up their homes with Hoa Mai (yellow apricot blossom), Hoa Dao (peach blossom), and some may even decorate their living rooms with a Kumquat tree during Tet tits many fruits symbolize the fertility and fruitfulness that the family hopes for in the coming year. Also, offering one another happy greetings and giving away red envelopes, or “li xi”, is a way to wish someone prosperity for the new year. People dress in their best clothing to go visit families and friends and enjoy the more traditionally Tet food like special cake called Banh Trung and Banh Tet (Vietnamese rice cake), roasted watermelon seeds and sweet dried fruits. Hence on the day of Tet wish yourself and others a Happy New Year or Chuc Mung Nam Moi as each of us turns a year older and enjoy the festive days bringing in a great celebration with delicious foods and prosperity.
As Tet comes near, our mission is to preserve and promote the Vietnamese culture and heritage while enriching the cultural diversity in Santa Clara County. We aim to bring cross generations together for Vietnamese-Americans to enjoy the wonders that Tet brings to our community.
With over 20-year experience in promoting and hosting yearly Vietnamese Spring Festival in Downtown San Jose, We have outgrown the venue there because the participants increase exponentially. This year we will be hosting the Vietnamese Tet Festival in the Santa Clara Fairground, which is guaranteed to hold 30,000 participants for the event. With our experience and expertise, joining together with intercollegiate personnel from Northern California to participate in new and engaging programs with more popular Vietnamese singers, parades, and sporting competitions. Web promise to bring joy and happiness to every participant in this event by bringing more entertainment to our venue from fireworks, lion dances, beauty pageants, fashion shows, and a singing talent contest, to free concerts with all the famous singers and comedians from Faris By Night entertainment, Asia entertainment and Van Son entertainment.
To make all of this happen, we hope you and your company would lend us a helping hand by sponsoring our event so we can preserve our culture for oury future generations in a rich cultural diversity of Santa Clara County.