Chatting with Marian Days festival-goer Tony

Jesse heads to Marian Days in Carthage, the yearly festival for Vietnamese Catholic Americans, to chat with Tony, one festival-goer’s, about his experiences and what the festival means to him.

Firstly, they discuss why the south Vietnamese flag is commonly recognized as the proper flag of Vietnam by Vietnamese citizens. It is commonly seen as the freedom flag and is seen as a symbol of patriotism for Vietnamese natives and immigrants alike.

The two then take a tour of a campsite and discuss the importance of being prepared. He says while the campsite itself isn’t important, it is important to bring any necessities like food and water…and of course so water balloons for a fun way to cool down in the summer.

The past few years, the kids and police traditionally will have water balloon wars with one another.