Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A Michigan Tet Celebration

My mother-in-law invited us to a local Tet -- Vietnamese lunar new year -- celebration.  The event is coordinated by several local Vietnamese groups, including a cultural organization, a couple of Buddhist temples, the Vietnamese Catholic Church, and the Michigan State University Vietnamese student group.  I really enjoyed the show, though the kids were a bit wiggly and impatient.  They loved the Lion Dance and red envelopes were their favorite parts.  However, MC did *lots* of introductions (in both English and Vietnamese) of local community religious and business leaders, recognized the local U.S. Vietnam Veterans in attendance and thanked the people who organized the celebration. Because of the wiggly, tired kids, we didn't stay for the whole thing, which ran until midnight. Here's a few pictures.

This is my contribution for the Working Mom Wednesday post. The prompt was to show your life(-ish?) in pictures.


Thien-Kim aka Kim said...

How fun was that! We didn't go to anything big this year for Tet. I had no idea Michigan had such a big Viet population.

Missus Wookie said...

Neat event - looks fun and yep red envelopes would be a favourite here too.

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