LUNAR NEW YEAR

 

VHC WILL Celebrate the 2019 Lunar new year on sunday, february 17 from 1 - 4 PM

WE ARE WORKING ON OBTAINING SPECIAL TICKET PRICES FOR VHC SUPPORTERS.

Please enjoy photos from the February 25, 2018 Tết event below.

Regular New York Historical Society Ticket Prices:

$21 adult / $16 senior / $13 student / $6 child (5-13 y/o)

FREE for children 4 and under

 

New York Historical Society
170 Central Park West, Third Floor
New York, New York 10024

 

Known as Tết Nguyên Đán in Vietnamese, the Lunar New Year celebrates the spring equinox and the beginning of a new lunar calendar year.

 
 
 

VHC Lunar New Year Celebration, 2018
Photography: Tony Falcone and Ayelén Fumis

 

About The Vietnamese Lunar New Year

The Lunar New Year (Tết Nguyên Đán, often shortened to Tết) is the biggest national holiday in Vietnam and celebrates the arrival of spring and the first day of the new lunar year. Vietnamese citizens take off work and school for 1-2 weeks and participate in a variety of special activities, such as preparing bánh chưng and bánh dày - two traditional dishes steeped in legend - and paying respects to ancestors, visiting neighbors with gifts and well-wishes, giving lucky money (lì xì), and beginning new endeavors. Peach and apricot trees are decorated with lucky trinkets and ornaments, homes are given a thorough spring cleaning, and outstanding debts are paid off. To ring in the new year, fireworks will go off at midnight, and there will often be parades, performances, and fun activities in the city center for community members to enjoy.

 
Traditional fan dance, VHC Lunar New Year 2018 Photographer: Ayelén Fumis

Traditional fan dance, VHC Lunar New Year 2018
Photographer: Ayelén Fumis

 

HOW VHC CELEBRATES

The Vietnam Heritage Center celebrates Tết annually at various venues around New York City. We offer a variety of performances, children's activities, cultural learning opportunities, and traditional food for guests to enjoy. 

Lion Dance, VHC Lunar New Year 2018 Photographer: Tony Falcone

Lion Dance, VHC Lunar New Year 2018
Photographer: Tony Falcone

 

GET INVOLVED

You can purchase tickets to attend the VHC Lunar New Year celebration; sign up for our newsletter to stay up-to-date on VHC news and ticket sales. Become a sponsor, volunteer your time and talents, or make a donation to support our cultural events. 

 

VHC Lunar New Year 2017
Photographer: Paul Đô and Eric Trường

 

VHC Lunar New Year, 2016
Photography: Paul Đô

 
 

See our other events

Mid-Autumn Moon Festival
Tết Trung Thu