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VASA at UCF Presents: Tet Trung Thu – Mid-Autumn Moon Festival!
Nov 6, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Vietnamese American Student Association at UCF is proud to present to you our annual Mid-Autumn Moon Festival also known as Tet Trung Thu. The event will be held on Sunday, November 6th at UCF in the Student Union–Key West Ballroom. Doors open at 6:00 and show begins at 6:30PM. This is a free event and everyone is encouraged to attend. Come experience the Vietnamese culture with fun performances, dances, songs, and skits!
As the president of VASA, I would like to personally invite everyone to attend and support this humble Vietnamese club. As second generation Vietnamese Americans, we are proud to highlight our culture. In hopes to a convey a message to the older vietnamese generation and everyone that we are keeping the tradition alive and will never forget our history. This event like many others we host, serves as celebration of our heritage. We hope you will support us and continue to guide us.
What is Tet Trung Thu?
Tet Trung Thu, as it is known in Vietnam, or the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival as we refer to it in America, is a wonderful, ancient festival that revolves around children.
It is said that originally, the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival came about as a way for parents to make up for lost time with their children after harvest season. The harvest was done by September, (August in the Lunar calendar) and the parents were anxious to spend time with their children and do something special with them, as well as celebrate the harvest, after spending much time working hard and away from the family. It was held under the full moon, which represents fullness and prosperity of life.
Tet Trung Thu is very much like a combination of our Halloween and Thanksgiving. Children parade on the streets, while singing and carrying colorful lanterns of different sizes. Some of the popular shapes include fishes, stars, butterflies and a lantern that spins when a candle is inserted, representing the earth circling the sun.
Today, the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival, as well as encouraging affection for children, promotes education, poetry, dance and arts and crafts.
So come out and enjoy a fun-filled night with VASA! FREE FOOD, fun times, and good company! Hope to see you all there!
♥ your truly,
VASA President & Officers