Vietnamese New Year Festival in Fukuoka 2022

In this year's Tet festival, there will be many cultural performances, and contests that have been started since the early days of December such as the Talent show, the Miss Vietnam Kyushu 2022 and the Vietnamese food tasting.
December 13, 2021 | 11:25

The Association of Vietnamese in Fukuoka (AVF) is preparing the Lunar New Year festival in 2022 for Vietnamese people in the Kyushu area as they were unable to hold Tet celebration last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This will be held on January 15-16, 2022 at the Kyushu Geibunkan Cultural Cente (Kyushu Geibunkan) in Chikugo City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan.

The Association of Vietnamese in Fukuoka, in collaboration with the Fukuoka Government and the Consulate General of Viet Nam in Fukuoka, are going to organize the Vietnamese New Year Festival in Fukuoka 2022 with the aim to bring the Tet atmosphere to the Vietnamese people in Fukuoka and in the entire Kyushu region.

The festival is in the series of events to promote cultural exchange, economic cooperation, and tourism between Vietnam – Fukuoka, associated with Vietnamese New Year which was held for the first time in Fukuoka by all three parties, the Association of Vietnamese in Fukuoka, the Consulate General of Viet Nam in Fukuoka and the Fukuoka Government within 1 week from January 15-21, 2021.

Vietnamese New Year Festival in Fukuoka 2022
Vietnamese Consul General in Fukuoka Vu Binh spoke at the event.

Vietnamese Consul General in Fukuoka Vu Binh spoke on the launch of the event: "This is an extremely important event organized by the AVF and the Consulate General of Viet Nam in Fukuoka for the Vietnamese people here. It is the first time that the Fukuoka Government has joined hands with the AVF to organize an event. I believe this year's event will achieve even more success than the 2019 Tet event which had more than 7,000 attendees.”

Vietnamese New Year Festival in Fukuoka 2022
The President of the AVF Nguyen Duy Anh

The President of the AVF Nguyen Duy Anh shared: “The annual Vietnam Tet Festival in Fukuoka organized by the AVF is one of the largest events of the Vietnamese community in Japan. For Vietnamese people, the traditional Tet holiday is sacred, and also one of the most important events of the year. When Tet comes, no matter where we are or what we are doing, all of us will think of our homeland, especially in the context of travel restriction due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Therefore, it motivates us to organize a warm, cozy Tet for our community.

With the support of the Consulate General of Viet Nam in Fukuoka and the government of Fukuoka Government and the Vietnamese - Japanese business community, the AVF hopes to bring the event to the next level as the festival will be an opportunity to exchange culture and promote the images of the Vietnamese community to Japanese friends”.

Vietnamese New Year Festival in Fukuoka 2022
The organizers and the sponsors

In this year's Tet festival, there will be many cultural performances, and contests that have been started since the early days of December such as the Talent show, the Miss Vietnam Kyushu 2022 and the Vietnamese food tasting. Especially, Miss Vietnam Kyushu 2022 will be presented on the mass media, sponsored by the donors.

It is expected that the outdoor stage made by materials imported from Vietnam will bring a real Vietnamese Tet atmosphere to Vietnamese and also the local people.

The number of Vietnamese people in the Kyushu region in general and Fukuoka, in particular, is rapidly increasing in recent years (nearly 44,000 people in all of Kyushu and nearly 20,000 in Fukuoka province. The number of Vietnamese businesses in Fukuoka and surrounding areas has also increased rapidly. Many businesses have built their brand and reputation in the region. This contributed to promoting the images of Vietnam and Vietnamese people to Japan. Thankfully, all the businesses have the same purpose that they want to support the Vietnamese community in the region.

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