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UVSA Tet Festival celebrates Vietnamese Lunar New Year in Costa Mesa

Dragons from Bolsa Grande High School in Westminster delight the crowd on Saturday, the second day of the UVSA Tet Festival, at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa.

 (Photo by Spencer Grant)

Dragons from Bolsa Grande High School in Westminster delight the crowd on Saturday on the second day of the UVSA Tet Festival at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa.

 (Photo by Spencer Grant)
It’s The Year of the Pig and a friendly porker presides at a wall of wishes for the new year on tags blowing in the breeze. (Photo by Spencer Grant)  (Photo by Spencer Grant)

7-year-old Mikyla Anderson eyes a tag on at a wall of wishes for the new year on Saturday, the second day of the UVSA Tet Festival, at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa.

 (Photo by Spencer Grant)

Former South Vietnamese military members wait to participate in opening ceremonies on Saturday, the second day of the UVSA Tet Festival, at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa.

 (Photo by Spencer Grant)

Danh Nguyen and Doan Nguyen play a griant-size game of Vietnamese chess as Boy Scouts look on Saturday, the second day of the UVSA Tet Festival, at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa.

 (Photo by Spencer Grant)

Tri Tang poses like a Vietnamese shell fish dealer as he hefts 10-month-old Felix on Saturday, the second day of the UVSA Tet Festival, at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa.

 (Photo by Spencer Grant)

Sandy Nguyen, right, plays the drum while Leyna Trieu shows Leyna Nguyen how to bang a gong on Saturday, the second day of the UVSA Tet Festival, at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa.

 (Photo by Spencer Grant)

A group of colorfully-dressed ladies cross the Ai Nam Quan bridge symbolizing the border between Vietnam and China on Saturday, the second day of the UVSA Tet Festival, at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa.

 (Photo by Spencer Grant)

Dragons from Bolsa Grande High School in Westminster delight the crowd on Saturday, the second day of the UVSA Tet Festival, at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa. In foreground are goods to placate the beast.

 (Photo by Spencer Grant)

Amusement rides spin over the UVSA Tet Festival on Saturday at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa.

 (Photo by Spencer Grant)

Davina Chau and Richard Nguyen pose at a Happy New Year exhibit of tags and signs on Saturday, the second day of the UVSA Tet Festival, at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa. In foreground are goods to placate the beast.

 (Photo by Spencer Grant)
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