Elk Grove, California – February 11, 2024
Elk Grove came alive this weekend as thousands gathered to celebrate the Lunar New Year in a dazzling display of cultural festivities. Organized by the NorCal Vietnamese Chamber of Commerce for the first time in Elk Grove, the two-day Lunar New Festival marked the commencement of the Year of the Dragon in 2024. With over 80 vendors offering a diverse range of cultural experiences, traditional cuisine, and live entertainment, the festival aimed to unite the community in the spirit of cultural celebration.
Kelly Le, president of the NorCal Vietnamese Chamber of Commerce, expressed the profound meaning behind the event, stating, “So many of us migrated here from our country in Vietnam, and just to be able to celebrate and bring this culture and share it with everybody, it makes it so meaningful.”
The festival, held at Elk Grove Regional Park, not only provided a platform for cultural exchange but also emphasized the importance of passing down traditions to the next generation, fostering a sense of unity within the community.
Residents and visitors alike reveled in the opportunity to immerse themselves in the vibrant atmosphere, enjoying the sights, sounds, and flavors of the Lunar New Year celebration. As Elk Grove embraced the Year of the Dragon, the festival showcased the city’s commitment to diversity and community engagement, setting the stage for a year filled with prosperity and shared cultural experiences.