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Vietnamese Mormons celebrate Tet holiday

WESTMINSTER, Calif — More than 230 Mormon Vietnamese and friends celebrated Tet (Lunar New Year) at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints building in Westminster recently.Congregants came from the church's Vietnamese 12th Branch and students from the church's free English language classes at 10332 Bolsa Avenue. __IMAGE__Most people who came were dressed in beautiful, brightly colored outfits called "Ao Dai" which consist of matching long flowing tops, pants and hats. The celebration included a long buffet table full of special sweet and spicy Vietnamese cuisine dishes, brought by branch members and students, as well as BBQ beef and chicken donated and cooked by Dr. David Wong and his wife for the entire event. The stage show included beautifully dressed girls, dancing with fans, missionary teachers dancing, and English language class students singing. Gift envelopes were handed out to children by Branch President Dale Fitzgerald and his wife, who have loved and worked with the branch members for many years.