Inaugural Vietnamese Festival

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The Hope Initiative's 2012 Vietnamese Festival, hosted at Discovery Green on Saturday in honor of Vua Hung (Hung kings), founders of Vietnam, aimed to promote unity within the Vietnamese community while introducing Vietnamese culture to communities in the Greater Houston area. Festival highlights included My Nuong Princess Pageant, games and contests, exhibitions, music, entertainment and authentic Vietnamese street food. PHOTOS BY ALLISON McPHAIL