Tet in Boston is an annual Vietnamese Lunar New Year Festival organized by the Vietnamese American Community of Massachusetts (VACM) and the New England Intercollegiate Vietnamese Student Association (NEIVSA) that attracts upwards of 10,000 attendees throughout the day and more than 140 vendors. The objectives of this event are:
- To celebrate the Lunar New Year
- To preserve and promote Vietnamese and Vietnamese-American culture
- To provide an opportunity for companies and organizations to promote products and services to one of the fastest growing populations in the United States
- To raise funds to support educational and cultural programs
- To provide an opportunity for youth involvement
Promote collaboration, protect the rights of Vietnamese refugees, advocate for human rights and democracy for Vietnam, develop mutually beneficial relationships with state and federal government along with other ethnic communities, and promoting Vietnamese culture and heritage.
The Vietnamese-American Community of Massachusetts (VACM) serves as the umbrella organization and a formal network for 36 independent Vietnamese-American associations and organizations. They promote the interest of Vietnamese-Americans within and beyond Massachusetts, working towards human rights and democracy for Vietnam.
Promote the interests and serve as a resource for Vietnamese/Vietnamese-American young professionals through fostering awareness of Vietnamese culture, language, and history, maintaining a professional network, encouraging participation, leadership, and service.
The New England Intercollegiate Vietnamese Student Association (NEIVSA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that strives to unify the Vietnamese-American community of New England by encouraging participation, leadership, and service in young professionals as well as maintaining a network that will serve as a valuable resource for the Vietnamese/Vietnamese-American community and young professionals.