Vietnam Center & Archive News and Updates

Friday, February 12, 2010

Tet Celebration Today – Please Note New Location

The Vietnam Center and Archive is holding its annual Tet celebration today, Friday, February 12th from 3:00-5:00 at the Hall of Nations in the International Cultural Center at Texas Tech.  Please note that this is a new location for this event.  It is NOT being held in the Southwest Collection Building.  For a map to the International Cultural Center, please visit this link:

http://www.ttu.edu/campusMap/buildings/icc.php

Event information:

Friday, February 12, 2010
3:00-5:00pm
The Hall of Nations at the International Cultural Center
With a Presentation by the Vietnamese Student Association

Admission is free and open to the public.

The Vietnam Center cordially invites you to join us as we celebrate Tet, the Vietnamese Lunar New Year, on Friday, February 12, 2010. Please come sample Vietnamese cuisine and learn more about the rich heritage and culture that makes Vietnam so remarkable.

February 14, 2010 ushers in the Lunar Year of the Tiger. In Vietnam, one of 12 animals of the zodiac represents each year. The tiger is the third sign of the zodiac and symbolizes passion and integrity. Tigers are considered “king of the jungle” and are therefore protective of family and friends. It is said that people born in the year of the tiger are sensitive and respected, but can also be indecisive.

The Vietnamese people regard Tet as their most important holiday. Food preparation for Tet is very time consuming and often requires days of cooking and, prior to the celebrations, people clean, paint, and decorate their homes. People avoid cleaning during Tet so that good luck will not be “swept away.”

We hope you will be able to join us on February 12, 2010 as we celebrate this special event!

For more information, please call 742-3742.

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