GRAND PRAIRIE, TX – The Vietnamese New Year “TET” Festival presented by the Vietnamese American community of Dallas/Ft. Worth will be celebrated this year at Traders Village, January 26 & 27, 2013 the Year Of The Snake.
This special event will showcase a wide range of professional and community performing artists, business and corporate displays, traditional and non-traditional activities, talent competitions, food fair, art dealers and much more.
Just imagine if Christmas, New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving and your birthday were all rolled into one glorious holiday that lasted for two fun-filled days. Decked out in new clothes bought specially for the occasion, you’d spend the time leisurely collecting “good luck” money, visiting friends and family, setting off a few firecrackers and eating lots of yummy food. And best of all, nobody could get mad. The belief is that the way you act and the things you do during those crucial first days of the new lunar period will set the tone for the rest of the year. So, it is no wonder celebrants avoid arguments, put on smiling faces and give generous gifts of ripe fruits, delicate rice cakes and red envelopes stuffed with cash.
This is what TET (new year) celebrations are like for Vietnamese around the world. Observed for more than 4,000 years, it’s a time to give thanks, ask for blessings to come, to put the past behind and to get ready to start anew.
List of activities:
Grand Opening Ceremony
Music / Dancing
Martial Arts Exhibitions
Cultural Foods, Arts & Crafts and Exhibits
and much more!
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday January 26, 2013
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday, January 27, 2013
For more information on event call 972-310-4232.
Admission is FREE and it’s just $3.00 to park. Traders Village is centrally located in Grand Prairie, Texas just minutes from Six Flags Over Texas, off Highway 360 on Mayfield Road.
For more info on Traders Village call 972-647-2331.
Come out and celebrate Traders Village 40th Anniversary, 1973-2013!