Headliner Ha Thanh Xuan performs Tet at Seattle Center in Seattle, WA
The Seattle Center Armory and Fisher Pavilion presents Tet in Seattle, a celebration of the Vietnamese New Year, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on January 14 and 15, 2023. The festival is part of the Seattle Center Festival series.
The most important festival in Vietnam is the Vietnamese New Year, also known as Tet Festival. Tet is an abbreviation for Tet Nguyen Dan, which is Vietnamese for the feast of the first morning of the first day of their calendar.
Tet falls on January 22nd, 2023. (Sunday). It is the year of the cat. The cat is the fourth sign in the Vietnamese zodiac, replacing the rabbit in the Chinese zodiac.
Through art, food, music, and traditions, Tet in Seattle has highlighted the culture of Vietnamese and Vietnamese-Americans in the Pacific Northwest. The event is celebrating its 27th anniversary and the Year of the Cat in 2023. There are live concerts, lion dances, local food vendors, art exhibitions, a fashion display, hands-on activities for children, and family-friendly events for everyone to enjoy. There are also headline singers and an annual health fair with free testing (blood pressure, diabetes, etc.) and other services.
I had a front-row seat at the Tet event in Seattle. Ha Thanh Xuan asked one of the audience members to come up to the platform and sing. Surprisingly, Ha Thanh Xuan discovered that the girl is not Vietnamese, but rather Brazilian.
The Brazilian girl appears to have had a Vietnamese boyfriend who taught her how to sing in Vietnamese.
Larissa, a Brazilian girl, has been living in Seattle for three years, where she met her Vietnamese boyfriend Henry.
I recorded Larissa’s performance on video. Please watch the video below; thanks for your time.
I wish everyone happiness, success, health, and prosperity. Chúc mừng Năm Mới!