Mary Queen of Vietnam Catholic church (14001 Dwyer Blvd, New Orleans, LA) will host the annual Tet (Lunar New Year) festival this weekend, January 27 (5:30 to 10), 28 (9 am to 10 pm), and 29 (9 am to 9 pm), 2012. See the detailed festival schedule in the church bulletin here, and read Gambit’s coverage here (with photos).
The festival has free admission, with the usual complement of church-fair activities: “win a car” raffles, pull-tab tickets and carnival games, live music, and oh yes, food: pho, grilled meats, fried bananas, spring rolls by the hundreds, and very very good tacos and tamales.
2012 is the Year of the Dragon, more specifically the Water Dragon, which is considered the luckiest sign in the zodiac. Then again, people born under the Dragon are said to be narcissists and megalomaniacs. So maybe it’s a good year to begin any plans involving eventual world domination….