On February 28, 2015, the 2015 MVNCI court made our way to the highly anticipated celebration hosted in San Jose, CA — the Tet Festival! As we stepped onto the grounds of History/Kelley Park, the Tet atmosphere came alive with lunar decorations, individuals dressed in cultural-wear, and music.
We first setup our booth where we planned to hand out red envelopes filled with chocolate coins, toy cars, and tiaras to the children that stopped by, as we waited for the opening ceremony to begin. Cathy and Mandy were asked to be the MC’s for the opening ceremony, and the collaboration of the two could not have made a better team for such a job!
Cathy and Mandy took away the stage with opening ceremony, and Cindy and I joined later them onstage in the “Chuc Tet” part of the program. Along with the Miss and Mrs Vietnam USA and Hoa Hau Ao Dai Bac Cali court members, we each sent a New Year wish to the community in attendance at the event.
Throughout the festival, we had many inspiring visitors stop by our booth. Along with passing out red envelopes, we crowned little girls with tiaras and gave out toy cars to little boys.
After the court and I cleaned up our booth for the day, I had the honor of being one of the judges for the Ao Dai Contest. It was a great experience to watch each of the contestants showcase the beauty and elegance of their ao dai, as well as listen to their eloquent answers to the questions asked by the MC’s.
On behalf of the court, we would like to congratulate the Vietnamese-American Tet Festival Committee on a successful event! We thank you for your time and dedication to making this event possible for our community. For more information about the event, please visit: http://tetsanjose.org/