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Vietnamese Residents Hold New Year Celebration

If someone wished you a Happy New Year this weekend, they weren't out of their minds. It was actually the Vietnamese New Year.

 The Vietnamese Martyr Catholic Church on Oak Street in Biloxi held their 27th annual "Tet" celebration, with food and lots of fun. The "Tet" celebration is the church's biggest fund raiser of the year.

The Vietnamese calendar is based on the Chinese "Lunar" calendar, New Year's day usually falls on a day in Janury. This year it started on February 12th and ended on February 16th.

It is a time to party and celebrate with gifts and games. It is also a time to visit family members, especially the elderly to honor and pray for them.

This New Year "Tet," ushered in the "Year of the Horse."

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