About Cultural Village:

Làng Việt Nam (LVN) is a replica of a traditional Village in Việt Nam. There are many exhibits, galleries, and models of Vietnamese architecture throughout the Village.

Schedule

Saturday

Lion Dance, Raising of the Bamboo, Opening Ceremonies, Community Performances

Sunday

Lion Dance, Community Performances, Spring Wedding, Lowering of the Bamboo

Raising of the Bamboo

Saturday @ 10:30 AM

Identical to traditions still done in Vièt 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 Tét. 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 (Thanh Hoang). 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 @ 1:00 PM

The Têt Festival officially begins with the Ancestral Altar Procession (Lé Ruoc Kieu To). 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 Tét Festival stage to officially begin the festival.

Spring Wedding – Đám Cưới Đầu Xuân

Sunday @ 1:00 PM

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

 

Ban Đại Diện Các Trung Tâm Việt Ngữ Nam Cali

 

Bút Họa Châu Thụy

 

Câu Lạc Bộ Hùng Sử Việt

 

Đoàn Thanh Niên Phan Bội Châu

Đoàn Văn Nghệ Lạc Hồng

Tieu Canh

 

Hội Cựu Nữ Sinh Gia Long

 

Hội Cây Kiển (Bonsai)

 

Liên Đoàn Hướng Đạo Hoa Lư

 

Liên Đoàn Hướng Đạo Lạc Việt

Liên Đoàn Hướng Đạo Văn Lang

Thai Dac Nha

Sân Khấu Nhỏ

Ủy Ban Bảo Toàn Đất Tổ

DeMille Parent Advisory Committee (Dual Immersion)

Vietnamese Heritage Museum

Hoa Minh Luong

Ho Dang Photography

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