Cultural Village

Tet Festival’s Cultural Village (also known as Làng Việt Nam in Vietnamese) is a replica of a traditional village in Việt Nam. The village is comprised of cultural exhibits, galleries, and models of Vietnamese architecture throughout.

Raising of the Bamboo – Lễ Dựng Nêu

Friday, February 9th at 5:00PM – 6:00PM

Identical to traditions still done in Việt Nam, the raising of Cây Nêu (a tall piece of bamboo with a good luck message on a red scroll and firecrackers) marks the beginning of Tết. According to famous legends in the Vietnamese culture, the red color and the tree ward off the evil spirits during the absence of Tão Quân (the Kitchen Gods) who leave the family at this time to visit the palace of the Jade Emperor. During the New Year, each Village decides on a Village Deity (Thành Hoàng). The deity is usually a person of high respect and has usually done something positively impactful to the Village itself, or to the whole country.

Ancestral Altar Procession – Lễ Rước Kiệu Tổ

Saturday, February 10 at 2:00pm

The Tết Festival officially begins with the Ancestral Altar Procession (Lễ Rước Kiệu Tổ). It is a traditional ceremony where individuals dress in costumes of King, Queen, Court Officials, soldiers, elders, and ordinary villagers walk in a cultural procession with carrying the altar of King Hung, the founder of the Vietnamese people and nation, along with offerings to the prayer site (main ceremonial altar) on the Tết Festival stage to officially begin the festival.

Spring Wedding – Đám Cưới Đầu Xuân

Sunday, February 11 at 12:15pm

Complete with an actual bride and groom, the wedding has traditional tea offerings to elders, lion dances, a wedding procession, and an actual roasted pig! Come on by and congratulate the happy couple at the Spring Wedding!

Special Thanks to our Community Partners

Cảm ơn các hội đoàn cộng đồng chúng tôi

Liên Hiệp Các Trường Việt Ngữ Hại Ngoại
Bút Họa Châu Thụy
Câu Lạc Bộ Hùng Sử Việt
Đoàn Thanh Niên Phan Bội Châu
Đoàn Văn Nghệ Lạc Hồng
Hội Cây Kiển (Bonsai)
Giải Khuyến Học – Viet Olympiad

Liên Đoàn Hướng Đạo Hoa Lư
Liên Đoàn Hướng Đạo Lạc Việt
Liên Đoàn Hướng Đạo Văn Lang
Liên Đoàn Hướng Đạo Lam Sơn
Liên Đoàn Hướng Đạo Trần Hưng Đạo
Liên Đoàn Hướng Đạo Lĩnh Nam
Hội Đồng Trung Ương – Hướng Đạo Việt Nam

Sân Khấu Nhỏ
Ủy Ban Bảo Toàn Đất Tổ
WSDK Vietnamese Dual Language Immersion Program
Vietnamese Heritage Museum
Ho Dang Photography
Hoa Minh Lương
Hội Cựu Nữ Sinh Gia Long


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Cultural Village




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12831 Western Ave, Unit B
Garden Grove, CA 92841

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 2069
Westminster, CA 92684

Call: (714) 576-6411