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Vietnamese New Year Celebration at Mary Queen of Vietnam

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 Mary Queen of Vietnam (14001 Dwyer Blvd., 504-254-5660; www.maryqueen- ofvietnamparish.org) Catholic Church celebrates Tet, the Vietnamese New Year, Friday through Sunday, Feb. 7-9. There will be traditional Vietnamese food and other Asian dishes, and parish coordinator Giuseppe Anthony Tran says they range from familiar pho, banh mi, bun and boba tea to more exotic items, such as balut, a boiled duck embryo eaten in the shell. Vendors sell fruit, vegetables and gifts, and there's live entertainment, cultural performances, games, children's activities and exhibits. Festivities are from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 11 p.m. Sunday. Free admission.

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