Celebrate the Vietnamese New Year at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center

For the Vietnamese community, the New Year is just about to begin.

The holiday comes on the first day of the first month of the Lunar calendar. This year, that's February 16th. The holiday, called Tet Nguyen Dan or Tet, is a time to forget about past troubles and hope for a better upcoming year.

Tet is considered to be the first day of Spring. This year is the year of the dog. Many Vietnamese people prepare for the holiday by cooking special food and cleaning their house.

The celebration can last about a week depending on where you are in the world, but the first day is the most important. Thao Huynh with the Vietnamese Community of Utah, Michelle Nguyễn with the Miss Vietnam Utah pageant, and Anh Cao with the Vietnamese American Student Association joined us in studio Wednesday to answer some question about the holiday.

On Saturday, February 10th, the Vietnamese Community kicks off their celebration at 11 a.m. at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center located at 1355 West 3100 South in West Valley. The Miss Vietnam Utah 2018 starts at 12 p.m. The public is welcome and admission is free.

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