New Orleans Vietnamese Lunar New Year Celebration
The Vietnamese New Year (Tet) is the biggest celebration in Vietnamese culture. Each year the Mary Queen of Vietnam Church in the New Orleans East neighborhood holds a three-day celebration of it's unique culture, food, and traditions.
The event features food, carnival games, dragon dances, concerts and other surprises to celebrate the Lunar New Year and ancient traditions of Vietnamese heritage. Many Vietnamese resettled in America as the Communist regime took over and many of these families settled in South Louisiana.
In the immediate Post-Katrina landscape, this exact Vietnamese community were resilient in rebuilding, connecting, and strengthening their neighborhoods and resettling efforts.