Vietnamese New Year Celebration Comes to O.C.

Tet Photo: Tet Festival

Vietnamese New Year Festival, Tet, is being celebrated at the Garden Grove Park starting today. The organizers tout 200 booths including dozens of food vendors. Regional eats from all over Vietnam can be found in one park - sugarcane juice, dried squid, che, banh beo, egg rolls, pork balls, half hatched duck eggs, banh mi, etc. Beyond the bites, expect a large crowd being entertained by fireworks, lion dancing, a “cultural village”, pagents and talent shows. Entrance fee is $5, and free for those in ao dai on Saturday. On Sunday, there will be parade through neighboring Westminster. The festival runs until Sunday, February 10, and detailed hours can be found at Tet Festival’s website. [GS]