Cho Hoa Flower Festival 2015
January 30 through February 17
10 AM – 10 PM Daily
Asian Garden Mall celebrates the 11th Annual Flower Festival with a New Year shopping experience exhibiting the largest gathering of fresh mai flowers, cherry blossoms, orchids and many more flowers, plants & trees, a wide selection of exotic fruit, traditional arts and crafts, authentic new year cuisine, and over 300 stores inside the mall including the popular Jewelry Center. Food vendors bbqing nightly starting at 6pm. Live entertainment daily from 5-9pm.
Traditional Rice Cake Cooking Contest
Saturday, February 7
11AM - 4PM
Little Saigon TV is organizing this community event for the New Year and will be hosted at the Asian Garden Mall. A contest of wrapping the rice cakes and presentation of traditional display as you see in every Vietnamese family during the New Year. Cakes will be judged. Live entertainment.
For contestant information, please contact (714) 979-9562.
The Festival of Ao Dai Traditional Dress Contest
Saturday, February 14
11AM - 4PM
The áo dài is a Vietnamese national costume, now most commonly worn by women. It is now standard for weddings, for celebrating Tết and for other formal occasions. Presented by Little Saigon TV, we celebrate the forthcoming New Year with an exquisite display of the traditional ao dai in a community contest at the Asian Garden Mall.
For more information, please contact (714) 979-9562.
Thursday, February 19 at 12 Noon
Asian Garden will welcome in the New Year of the Goat with the largest firecracker display in Little Saigon on Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 12:00 Noon (Lunar New Year's Day). Setting of the firecrackers for good luck is a custom, especially for business owners, to bring in the New Year. It is believed to scare away the ill-fortune and to make way for good incoming luck. Red is the predominant color used in New Year celebrations. Red is the emblem of joy, and this color also symbolizes virtue, truth and sincerity.
Colors of Spring Festival
Saturday, February 21
Little Saigon Night Market 2015
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 7PM – 11PM
June 19 – September 6, 2015
Come chow down, we have a variety of local and ethnic cuisine (everything from pho, porridge, shell fish to egg noodles, tofu, and ribs) and various food trucks to boot!
Once you’ve filled up on good eats, you can peruse through the the many aisles of shopping and fun: toys for the kids, jeans, dresses, tops, trinkets to accessorize your summer wardrobe, even phone accessories and so much more!
If shopping and eating wasn’t enough, nothing tops it off better than rocking out to your favorite jams under the clear summer skies! It’s hard to imagine a more perfect summer night. Food. Shopping. Music! (They even take requests!)
Courage to Rebuild
A public art project celebrating over 40 years of Vietnamese achievements in the United States
“Courage to Rebuild” Public Art Project Announces Five Artistic Finalists @ couragetorebuild.org
Project Celebrates 40 Years of Vietnamese Achievements in the U.S.
Public Opportunity to Vote in Sculpture Competition May 23 – 24 9am to 4pm at Asian Garden Mall
April 22, 2015 – Westminster, CA – The Vietnamese Culture Alliance (VACA) is pleased to introduce Courage to Rebuild, a public art project in development at Westminster’s Asian Garden Mall (Phước-Lộc-Thọ), celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Vietnamese immigration to the United States. Artists from across the globe submitted proposals to be considered to develop the site-specific public sculpture that will honor the strength and courage of the Vietnamese-American community. The project’s panel of judges selected four diverse finalists whose artistic proposals will be presented for a public vote at a special event at Asian Garden Mall on May 23-24, 2015.
Courage to Rebuild will symbolize both the Vietnamese American community’s past, present, and future, and celebrate their unique cultural identity. The sculpture will stand on a 950 square foot area in front of Asian Garden Mall in Westminster’s Little Saigon, the central gathering space of one of the largest Vietnamese communities in the U.S. The sculpture will be completed and unveiled in May 2016.
Please visit our website for the Courage to Rebuild project to read about our finalists.
ABOUT COURAGE TO REBUILD
Over the past four decades, since the end of the Vietnam War, more than one million Vietnamese citizens have reestablished themselves and their families in the United States, and one of the largest enclaves of immigrants has settled in Southern California. In the heart of Southern California lies the most iconic Vietnamese-American community, known as Little Saigon, in the city of Westminster. When you visit the main street in Little Saigon, you’ll find numerous colorful shops selling specialty goods from Asia, comforting aromas of traditional Vietnamese dishes, and most importantly a flourishing Vietnamese American community.
Despite being one of the most recent ethnic groups to immigrate to the U.S., we have worked hard to rebuild our lives. Within the past 40 years, we have made profound contributions in the U.S., in areas such as the arts, politics, science, education, engineering, business, media, film, culinary, literature and many other trades and professions. Vietnamese-Americans have succeeded and become leaders in many fields and have shown that we are a people of passion, pride, unwavering courage and determination.
While we have worked and succeeded we have also nurtured one generation after the next to be rooted in tradition while searching out their own paths for success. Each generation has struggled with acculturation and identity here in America but Vietnamese-Americans and Americans of Vietnamese decent continue to define themselves anew. Each generation revealing a transformative energy and determination, investing in their lives, valuing their history and contributing to their ever changing and growing communities. As second and third generations become our representatives in American society, cultural hubs, such as Little Saigon, will play an increasingly important role in continuing our traditions and values.
COURAGE TO REBUILD
9200 Bolsa Avenue, Westminster, CA 92683
Open Everyday 10AM - 7PM