Thousands of people will celebrate the Lunar New Year at the Vietnamese TET Festival which will run from Friday, February 27 to Sunday, March 1, at Fairfield Showground.
Tet Nguyen Dan is the most important celebration of Vietnamese culture. Translated to mean “the first morning of the first day”, Tet (in short) is the Vietnamese version of the Lunar New Year and can be considered an all in one festival.
Organiser David Nguyen said the three-day festival was a chance for friends and families to get together to celebrate.
“Its about sharing good food and drink with the people that you love,” Mr Nguyen said. “It’s also a time of reflection.’’
The fun starts on Friday, February 27, at 4pm when residents can enjoy dragon dancing and live music.
On Saturday, the TET Factor talent quest will start at 2.30pm, followed by an evening of entertainment and a fireworks finale.
The fun continues on Sunday. Children can enjoy a range of rides, including dodgem cars.
Adults can sample Vietnamese gourmet delights including barbecued meats, noodles, rice paper rolls and pho.
Mr Nguyen is encouraging people from all cultural backgrounds to attend. For more details, phone the organisers on 9727 5599.
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