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OC Tet Festival at Mile Square Park 2023

The annual free OC Tết Festival celebration will take place on January 20 to January 22, 2023 on the Freedom Hall Lawn at Mile Square Park. The Year of the Cat will celebrate new beginnings, good fortune, and prosperity, and will feature live entertainment, cultural performances, lion dances, firecracker ceremony, food vendors, and carnival rides.

In the Vietnamese culture, the Lunar New Year, also known as Tet, is the most important celebration of the year. It is a time for families to gather and express respect and remembrance for ancestors. It is a celebration of hope and renewal that symbolizes the opportunities ahead.

Each Lunar New Year is associated with one of twelve Zodiac animals, which are commonly associated with certain personality traits. 2023 is Year of the Cat. Cats are considered to bring auspiciousness and prosperity, and can rely on spiritual power to neutralize bad intent.

Be sure to check out all Orange County Lunar New Year events.

OC Tet Festival

OC Tết Festival

OC Tết Festival Announcement

Where: Mile Square Regional Park | Freedom Hall Lawn
Address: 16801 Euclid Street Fountain Valley, CA 92708


FREE Admission & Parking, simply reserve a spot

Friday, January 20, 2023 | 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Saturday, January 21, 2023 | 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday, January 22, 2023 | 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Reserve a Spot

For more information, call our office at 714-834-3110

Year of the Water Cat

2023 is considered the Year of the Water Cat. Below are birth years for each type of Cat in the Vietnamese zodiac calendar.

Type of CatYear of BirthCharacteristic
Water Cat1963, 2023Gentle, amicable, able to adjust readily to different conditions, but with a weak mindset and principles
Wood Cat1915, 1975Clever, quick-witted, selfish, lively in appearance, but shrewd at heart
Fire Cat1927, 1987Broad-minded, smart, and flexible, with unique views
Earth Cat1939, 1999Frank, straightforward, ambitious, hard-working, but slightly reserved
Gold Cat1951, 2011Kind-hearted, conservative, lively, and enthusiastic

Note: In Vietnamese culture, the cat replaces the rabbit that is used in the Chinese culture.

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Monique McArthur is a mother of two, writer, and creator of delicious recipes. In her spare time she enjoys exploring all that Orange County has to offer, traveling, shopping, running with her dogs and spending time with family.