Gung Hay Fat Choy / Chuc Mung Nam Muoi
No matter how you say it, it means Happy New Year!
Over the weekend my husband and I took our kids to the Seattle Center to celebrate the Lunar New Year. This weekend they had the Tết Festival (Vietnamese Lunar New Year) and we had so much fun participating in this event.
The kids had such a good time taking in all the activities and understanding their culture. My son Kaleb, who’s 5 years old and very inquisitive, was asking lots of questions and internalizing how this all relates to him. I was glad to see him doing this, as it is very important to me that they understand their culture.
Below are some pictures from the festival.
Lots of fire crackers.My daughter thought the music and fire crackers were too loud.The kids watched the rest of the show from inside.
So many booths and activitiesKids activities – paper windmill and lantern.Year of the Dragon!Kaitlyn getting her li xi (red envelop containing lucky money). Kaleb opening up his li xi.The kids felt that they learned a lot about their culture and showing off their Kung Fu moves :)
Happy Lunar New Year everyone!