From performances to religious ceremonies, the event not only celebrates the year of the snake, which occurs on Feb. 10 in the Vietnamese tradition. The festival blends traditional religious ceremonies with contemporary entertainment.
“It’s great because it pulls everyone together,” said Nguyen. “For the older generation, it’s a way to recapture those memories of Vietnam and for the young, it’s an exposure to their culture.”
Pictured: Monks prayed during Saturday’s ceremonies that welcomed the New Year.