WEST SEATTLE WEEKEND SCENE: Children’s Moonlight Festival shines at Vietnamese Cultural Center

West Seattle’s Vietnamese Cultural Center was brightly decorated this afternoon for one of the most festive occasions of fall, Tết Nhi Đồng, the Children’s Moonlight Festival. It drew a sizable crowd of all ages:

While a lion dance and martial-arts demonstration were part of the afternoon, kids’ activities were the centerpiece:

Young participants got lanterns for a parade around the center’s North Delridge grounds before the festival wrapped up. Never been to the Cultural Center? In addition to special occasions like this, it’s open most Saturdays for the general public to visit.

ADDED: Thanks to Lynda Bui with the Cultural Center for video of the lion dance:

Vovinam Martial Arts from Burien performed the lion dance as well as the martial-arts demonstration, while artist Rick Klu did face-painting.

2 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE WEEKEND SCENE: Children's Moonlight Festival shines at Vietnamese Cultural Center"

  • Lynda B September 4, 2023 (8:38 am)

    Thank you to everyone who attended.  I appreciate you all taking the time to visit our center.  😊

  • Pdavis September 4, 2023 (9:44 am)

    BEAUTIFUL!  I would like to go!  Is it still open today?  I see that location Tucktaway slightly to the north of Home Depot and the police station on Delridge.  I can’t imagine how they managed to get those building materials given they are not available in any way I did the same personally.  What a lovely gesture to build that building, and to honor their culture.  I will go by anyway, but I wonder if the celebration is taking place longer?  Thank you for bringing that beautiful building and your culture into our community. ❤️

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