Spring Calligraphy Festival attracts the crowds

The 2018 Spring Calligraphy Festival opened at the Van Mieu – Quoc Tu Giam (Temple of Literature) in Hanoi on February 9, drawing a large number of visitors.

The calligraphy market at the Labour Cultural House is one of two traditional calligraphy markets open in HCM City during the Tet holiday season. (Photo: VNA)

The calligraphy market at the Labour Cultural House is one of two traditional calligraphy markets open in HCM City during the Tet holiday season. (Photo: VNA)

This year’s event features the participation of 63 calligraphers taking part in a range of calligraphy writing activities.

As many as 34 outstanding calligraphy works are being showcased in an exhibition for the festival. They were crafted with a variety of materials and in a variety of styles, recording famous sayings, lines of poetry, proverbs, and folk verses

During the festival, which will last until February 25, a retrospective display will be on show, helping visitors learn more about the country’s education during the feudal period.

Many cultural activities showcasing the value of Vietnamese traditional folk culture, including an area for handicrafts from Hanoi’s trade villages, a display of folk paintings and folk games, will also be held during the festival.

At the opening ceremony, the organising board presented two first, two second, and two third prizes to calligraphers with the most outstanding works in the 2018 Spring Calligraphy Competition.

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