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Photos: Tết 2024 in Boston showcases vibrant Vietnamese culture

At the 35th annual “Tết in Boston” festival, a celebration of the Vietnamese Lunar New Year, over 75 vendors and thousands of attendees packed the Flynn Cruiseport Terminal on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to enjoy traditional food, music, and live performances. The festivities presented a perfect opportunity for the Vietnamese community in Boston to connect and celebrate their vibrant culture.

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  • A crowded escalator connects the two floors of the festival at the 35th annual “Tết in Boston” festival on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2024. (Jack Burns for the Beacon)

  • Two women dance and joke around with attendees as they serve Vietnamese food to customers. (Jack Burns for the Beacon)

  • Eventgoers find a spot to enjoy their drinks. (Jack Burns for the Beacon)

  • A server scoops out a rice dish for a customer. (Jack Burns for the Beacon)

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  • Colorful lanterns covered the entrance of the festival. (Jack Burns for the Beacon)

  • The “Tết Stories Corner” is filled with families with young children. (Jack Burns for the Beacon)

  • Akoko Cafe is serving a U.S. Army ROTC member. (Jack Burns for the Beacon)

  • Trang Trần, who custom paints traditional banners and scrolls with ancient-style Vietnamese script, showcases her painted Pomelo fruits. (Jack Burns for the Beacon)

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Jack Burns, Staff Writer
Jack Burns (he/him) is a junior journalism major at Emerson. He is currently a staff writer for the Beacon. Aside from the Beacon, Jack is a member of the men’s lacrosse team at Emerson and enjoys taking pictures of the city in his free time.

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