Santa Ana, California 2021-09-27 12:17:11 –
In a tradition dating back thousands of years, Orange County celebrated its annual Moon Festival at Mile Square Park on Sunday, September 19th, hosting live entertainment and art for children and families.
“Traditionally, the Mid-Autumn Festival is the time to celebrate and Thanksgiving with the family,” said supervisor Andrew Doe. “It was a real pleasure to see my family get together outdoors again.”
The Moon Festival, also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival or Tết Trung Thu in Vietnamese, was sponsored by Andrew, Chairman of Orange County, who represents Little Saigon, the largest Vietnamese population outside Vietnam.
The event featured face painting by Beauty Glam Academy, balloon animals by Happiness is a Balloon, cooking by Hawaiian Dancing Grill BBQ and Kettle Corn King, live entertainment by various singers and groups, and a parade of colorful lanterns for children. rice field. The free event was co-sponsored by Cal Optima and OC Parks.
“Tradition gives us an identity and a sense of belonging,” said Supervisor Do, whose family fled Vietnam during the fall of Saigon.
“As a young refugee, I remember the first time I attended the Vietnam Tet Festival with my family in the United States,” added Supervisor Do. “It brought me comfort and security during times of great change. As the overseer of the most diverse districts in Orange County, I celebrate all the cultures and traditions of the diverse districts.”
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