Hats off to a world record attempt at Cabramatta’s Tet Festival
Frances Sacco, Fairfield Advance
January 10, 2017 11:43am
A WORLD record for the most people gathered wearing Vietnamese conical hats is in the sights of this year’s Tet Festival organisers.
With a record of 1000 people to eclipse, organiser Thomas Dinh is confident they can beat it.
“Well, we get 20,000 people at the festival so why not attempt it?” Mr Dinh said.
“We’ve gone and got official judges from Guinness World Records to adjudicate.”
This year’s Tet Festival, or Vietnamese New Year, runs from Friday, February 3, to Sunday, February 5, at Fairfield Showground.
The record attempt will be on Sunday from 4-5pm at the main stage.
“We’ve ordered 3000 hats and they will be available throughout the festival,” Mr Dinh said.
“We’ve custom-made our ribbons to represent the Freedom Flag.”
Organised by the Vietnamese Community in Australia — NSW Chapter, this year’s Tet Festival also includes perennial favourite Tet Factor — a talent contest to be run on Saturday.
There will also be a children’s pageant, fireworks, lion dancing, food stalls and cultural performances.
For details on the world record attempt, visit Vietnamese Community in Australia — NSW Chapter Facebook page or turn up on the day.
For details on the Tet Factor competition, call Davy Nguyen on 0411 143 146.
The festival opens at 5pm on Friday and is from 2pm on Saturday and Sunday.