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UVSA Tet Festival celebrates Vietnamese Lunar New Year in Costa Mesa

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

 (Photo by Spencer Grant)
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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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