Celebrating the Lunar New Year and ushering in new beginnings, good luck, and health

The Vietnamese Martyrs Church in Biloxi celebrated Lunar New Year earlier today.

The first new moon of the 2023 calendar is here and that’s a whole lot to celebrate! Hundreds of people filled the streets and tents near the Vietnamese Martyrs Catholic Church to celebrate the Lunar New Year.

This holiday is a special time of loved ones getting together and ushering in new beginnings, good luck, health, and prosperity for the coming year.

The festivities include carnival games, fireworks, a wide variety of food, fun music, and a fan favorite: the Lion Dance.

The Lion Dance is performed to bring good luck and drive away evil spirits. Festivalgoer Adalyn Cao said, “So there’s four people, two people in one dragon, and they do cool tricks and there are firecrackers.”

The celebrations don’t stop here and they’ll continue all weekend long! You can join in on the fun on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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