36th Annual UVSA Tet Festival - Lunar New Year Festival
Friday, January 27, 2017 at 4:00 PM - Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 9:00 PM (PST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Tet is the most observed holiday in Vietnamese culture. It celebrates the Lunar New Year, the beginning of Spring, and a fresh start.
Hosted by the Union of Vietnamese Student Associations of Southern California (UVSA), the Tet Festival of Southern California (Hoi Tet Sinh Vien) is recognized as the world's largest Vietnamese New Year Festival outside of Vietnam. The festival attracts over 100,000 guests annually and caters hundreds of booths during a three-day weekend event. Visitors are immersed in a vibrant array of traditional foods, live entertainment, cultural displays, and festive games, as well as a spectacular firecrackers show to celebrate the new year. Located in the heart of Orange County and just a short drive from Los Angeles or San Diego, the UVSA Tet Festival is the best way to spend the Vietnamese New Year holiday weekend in Southern California.
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Union of Vietnamese Student Associations Southern California (UVSA)
The Union of Vietnamese Student Associations of Southern California (UVSA), a 501(c)3 non-profit, has hosted the Tet Festival for over 35 years. Coordinated entirely by student and young professional volunteers, the Tet Festival serves to help the youth build strong leadership skills, cultural awareness, and civic responsibility. Additionally, profits from the festival have provided support to hundreds of other local non-profits with over $1,500,000 having been distributed in community grants.