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Date:
March 9, 2019
Time:
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location:
Upper Marshall Hall, University of Puget Sound
Address:
1500 N Warner St
Tacoma, WA 98416
Cost:
Free and open to the public
Tet Lion Dance
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Tet Lunar New Year: A Celebration of Spring

Saturday, March 9, 2019

The Lunar New Year celebrates the coming spring, from rain showers to spring flowers and everything in between! Come celebrate the beginning of the new season with the Vietnamese American Community Association, the Vietnamese Senior Association of Olympia & Vicinity, and sponsored by Tacoma Arts Commission, the Luce Initiative on Asian Studies and the Environment (#LIASE), and Harvest Pierce County. There will be traditional food, a Southeast Asian seed swap to celebrate the coming growing season with Harvest Pierce County, and a lineup of musical and dance performers TBA. You will also have the chance to participate in fun traditions, such as the distribution of Lucky Money (Lì-xì), feed the red and yellow dancing lions to scare away the bad and bring in the good, and Golden Bamboo walking group will lead all attendees in an interpretive dance that brings back springtime memories from their childhood in Vietnam. And finally, karaoke!

Come celebrate the beginning of the new season with the Vietnamese American Community Association, the Vietnamese Senior Association of Olympia & Vicinity, and sponsored by the Tacoma Arts Commission, the Luce Initiative on Asian Studies and the Environment, and Harvest Pierce County.

There will be food, dancing lion costumes, performances, karaoke, and even a Southeast Asian seed giveaway so you can sow luck for the season ahead.

This event is free and open to the public, thanks to the University of Puget Sound Asian Studies Department and the Tacoma Arts Commission’s sponsorship.
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