Pictures of Vietnamese New Year Celebrations in Canada
By Phan Dam
Here is a lovely set of photographs of the Ontario Canadian Vietnamese community's Tet celebrations. These representative photos provide a glimpse of the Vietnamese New Year celebrations in North America, for those who might not have the opportunity to particpate. Examples of familiar Tet symbols and events, including lovely flowers, food, dances, music, decorations, and ceremonies, are beautifully illustrated.
Many of the local groups of the US/Canadian Vietnamese adoptive families attend their local Vietnamese associations' Tet celebrations each year. The Ontario Families with Children of Vietnam participated here, even presenting a program on the stage in Vietnamese!
Stage decorations for Vietnamese New Year in Canada include candles, incense, blossoms, and Vietnamese map (with the dragon representing Vietnam).
Traditional Vietnamese dances for Tet.
Numerous distinguished guests, honored speakers, and awardees, including Ontario's Minister of Education.
Vietnamese musicians include Pham Duc Thanh.
Vietnamese Unicorn Dance.
Preparations for the Unicorn Dance
Tribute to the Vietnamese Ancestors
Canadian and South Vietnamese National Anthems
Reception decorations of lovely spring blossoms, red envelopes, enticing fruit, and special cakes for Tet.
FCV families at the Tet Celebration
Families with Children from Vietnam participate in the Tet ceremony.