On Saturday, Feb. 21, the Ursuline Sisters at the Motherhouse enjoyed a celebration of the Vietnamese New Year presented by Sisters Anh Tran and Huyen Vu, two Sisters of the Lovers of the Holy Cross who are living with the Ursuline community while completing their college education at Brescia University.
Vietnam is one of many Asian countries which have varying dates for their traditional holidays. This year, the New Year (Tet) was celebrated Feb. 15-23, with the actual New Year’s Day falling on Feb. 19. For the Vietnamese people, Tet is a lot like our Thanksgiving — a time to thank God for the gift of life in the New Year. Tet is celebrated with family homecomings, honoring ancestors and the older members of the community, decorating homes with flowers and preparing special foods.
The photos below offer a glimpse of their delightful program, held in the Saint Ursula community room.