Spring calligraphy festival to run at Literature Lake during Tet

Wednesday, 11/01/2023 10:44
The annual spring calligraphy festival will take place at the Literature Lake, part of the Van Mieu-Quoc Tu Giam (Temple of Literature), from January 15 to 29 after a two-year hiatus related to the development of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The event aims to promote traditional culture and preserve the unique calligraphic art. It will draw the participation of 50 calligraphers who are members of calligraphic clubs based in the capital.

Working on red or yellow Do (poonah) paper, they will write scripts which are intended to bring good health, luck, and prosperity for those in attendance.

The festival will also provide check-in spots for visitors to pose for photographs.

Furthermore, traditional crafts such as pottery, paper making, embroidery, and wood carving will be showcased to help introduce Vietnamese culture to local and foreign visitors.

Folk performances including Quan Ho (love duet singing) and water puppetry will also be available on this occasion./.