In Vietnamese culture, this holiday celebrates the harvest during the full moon. But actually it revolves around children. It was this time last year that I got to experience my first Trung Thu in Vietnam. My hometown, Liên Hương, held a huge lantern competition hosted by the local grade school where kids stood up talking about the history and the beauty of each lantern.
My parents always wished that we had something like a lantern parade or festival here in Seattle. But there really wasn’t a place to go and celebrate. Although the Little Saigon Creative is not ready to host a lantern festival, knowing that there is now a community space to do so makes me so excited!
The Little Saigon Creative is a community gathering space dedicated to Vietnamese culture and experiences, providing community-centered services, and a place to socialize and dream of new ideas. How we utilize community spaces will be different from before, but they continue to be vital to our communities.
That is why I need your support—to ensure that we can open our doors and grow our services amid these uncertain times. It’s not just about maintaining, your support helps the community stay and thrive.
The Little Saigon Creative will be opening in early November and we’re doing a Housewarming campaign starting today until the end of the year. Help warm up FLS’s new home by donating now! With your support, I can see the bright and colorful lanterns in the near future.
Quynh Pham Executive Director
Little Saigon Creative coming in early November. Donate to our Housewarming today!
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