Tri Nguyen, BS, RRT, was born in Vietnam and lived in New Orleans most of his life.
Now working in the respiratory department at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Tri regularly returns to the community where he grew up. “I interact with people and participate in events that remind me of where I came from,” he says.
Tet is the Vietnamese New Year, the most important holiday for the Vietnamese community. Based on the lunar calendar, Tet is celebrated each year between mid-January and late February.
“It is very family oriented and starts with people returning home, cleaning their family graves, and decorating their homes with things that symbolize hope, prosperity and well-being,” Tri says.
Tri says he has many favorite Vietnamese dishes, but the most popular is Pho, which is on the menu at many Baton Rouge restaurants.
The Baton Rouge Vietnamese community is a small, close-knit group, Tri says. “They have celebrations every year to bring the community together.”
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