Tet: Vietnamese Lunar New Year 2024 @ Seattle Center

Fresh starts 🐉

📸: Tết in Seattle 2023 for Year of the Cat

📅 Saturday, February 3rd – Sunday, February 4th, 2024
📍 Seattle Center Armory and Fischer Pavilion: 305 Harrison St, Seattle
💻 More information here

What to know:

  • Tết, short for Tết Nguyên Đán, which translates to “Festival of the First Day of the Year,” is a Vietnamese holiday that celebrates just that. It’s one of the most important holidays, as it not only welcomes the arrival of a much-needed spring but serves as hope for this year to be the best it can be.
  • We’re leaving the Year of the Cat and entering the Year of the Dragon.
  • Admission to the Seattle Center event is free on both days, and the whole event is family-friendly.
  • Expect lion dances, art exhibits, singers, and numerous local food vendors.
  • There will also be an annual health fair offering free screenings for things like blood pressure and diabetes.
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Nathan Saeturn

Nathan is a recent UW graduate and a connoisseur of instant Vietnamese coffee—the same brand for six years. (“G7 3-in-1” to be exact!!!) He is currently a volunteer book reviewer for The International Examiner and a dog dad to Willow, the world’s most animated terrier.

Patheresa Wells

Patheresa Wells is a Black/Persian, Pansexual, Polyamorous Poet (so many Ps) and writer living in Seatac. An aspiring comic, you can catch her cracking jokes at open mics around the area. In her free time, she likes to imagine what she’d do with free time and feed her backyard crows cuz they’re silly. Follow her on Twitter @PatheresaWells.