The Vietnamese Lunar New Year was celebrated in part of a two day Festal series at the Seattle Center.

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The Vietnamese Lunar New year was celebrated as a part of Seattle Center’s Festal series.

The two-day event featured lion dances, live martial arts, dance and opera performances, a spelling bee and a knowledge bowl competition.

The official Vietnamese New Year national holiday was celebrated on Feb. 19 and traditionally marks the first day of spring.