Lunar New Year this year falls on Sunday, February 10, 2013. In the Chinese Zodiac, it’s now the Year of the Snake! Festivities always start the weekend it is closest to.
Here are the different ways to say Happy New Year:
|(c) Dang Ho|
Where the Festivals are:
Friday-Sunday, February 8-10, 2013
Garden Grove’s Annual Tet Festival
Garden Grove Park
9301 Westminster Ave
Garden Grove, CA
Located in the heart of Little Saigon in Orange County, California. “The Tet Festival of Southern California is recognized as the world’s
largest Tet Festival outside of Vietnam. Helping preserve Vietnamese
culture, the Tet Festival boasts about the attraction of over 100,000+
audiences and hundreds of booths in a span of a three day weekend event.
Visitors are immersed with a vibrant array of traditional foods, live
entertainment, festive games, and customs celebrating the Vietnamese
Lunar New Year.” Please visit their website for a full list of entertainers.
to the Tet Festival in cultural attire (ao dai), military uniforms, or
scout uniforms on Saturday from 10am-1pm and get in for free!!!
$5 at the door (cash only)
Children 3ft and under FREE
$1 if you show your OCTA Bus Pass
Parking is FREE.
|(c) Brian Dang|
Saturday–Sunday, February 16-17, 2013
Chinese New Year Festival
715 N. Hill Street
114th Golden Dragon Parade: Sat, Feb 16th 1pm-3pm ONLY (commencing at Hill and Ord Streets and concluding at Broadway and Cesar Chavez). Grand
Marshals are LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck.
Honorary Grand Marshals are Councilman Ed Reyes, Sheriff Lee Baca and
Bibiana Yung. For Parade information, contact the Chinese Chamber of Commerce at (213) 617-0396.
FREE to the public. The festival is easily accessed via Metro Gold Line rail from the Chinatown Station.