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Hanoi's calligraphy street for Tet to open next week

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Around 63 calligraphers will gather in tents erected inside Van Mieu – Quoc Tu Giam (the Temple of Literature) in Hanoi on Tet holidays.

A calligrapher in a spring festival on Tet holidays (Photo: KK)

A calligrapher in a spring festival on Tet holidays (Photo: KK)

The calligraphers who passed a qualifying test to join the event will wear traditional costumes, writing and selling nice words in calligraphy to customers.
Along with the calligraphy writing activities, a calligraphy exhibition, traditional music performances, folk games will be held.
Buying calligraphic works is one of the indispensable Vietnamese New Year traditions which is believed to bring purchasers good luck and prosperity.
Calligraphic works are used Vietnamese, Chinese, English and others languages; and written in a special kind of ink and with a brush.
The event will take place from February 9 to 25 (on December 24 - January 10 of the lunar calendar)


By MAI AN – Translated by Kim Khanh

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