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2022-02-06 Mira Mesa - San Diego Tet Festival

Updated: Mar 18


After two years of curtailing Tet Festivals, the Vietnamese Federation of San Diego and the Vietnamese American Youth Alliance have resumed the long-time relished Annual Tet Festival on February 4-6, 2022, to celebrate the Lunar New Year (Tết) of the Tiger.


Asian Pacific Health Foundation participated with a program of screening for Tuberculosis and Latent Tuberculosis Infection. Andre Hirakawa, Coordinator of the program, came in early on Saturday to set up the booth, with 3 more student volunteers.


Dominic De Los Reyes of the Union of Pan Asian Communities (UPAC) helped with the printing of flyers and materials for the survey, which includes a pre-test of assessment, education via a board for mapping distinct steps in the path of disease progression, and final post-test.


Participants at the outreach were:

  • Drs. Ton Tran and Bình Tran

  • Andre Hirakawa, Coordinator

  • Student volunteers

  • Minh Thuan Tran, phlebotomist and her spouse.

  • Guests and visitors: Mr. Trung Nguyễn, Instructor at California Beauty School

Early attendees were the VAYA volunteers, perfect targeted trainers for future trainees.

The MC was Ms. Kim-Thoa Hoàng, lawyer, back for every Tết celebration of the Joint Vietnamese Federation of San Diego - represented by Mr. Peter Liêm Phạm and VAYA - represented by Dennis Dương.


VIP guests at the Celebration were: Todd Garcia, Mayor of San Diego, Chris Cate, Council Member, Representatives of many City and County Offices, San Diego Police Department, who gave remarks for a bright comeback of operations with reinforced synergy with the Vietnamese Federation of San Diego.


It was a beautiful and meaningful Ceremony, complete with lion dance, and firecrackers to chase away the misfortunes of the past years.


Please see some pictures of the day https://photos.app.goo.gl/yc5k4ceL8EXCTNVo7


Attendees were reminded to come to Như Lai Temple, 3340 Central Ave, San Diego on Sunday February 13 from 9 AM – 2 PM for screening of Hepatitis B & C, hypertension, diabetes and survey for TB/LTBI.


Thank you.

Binh Tran

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