Street of calligraphers opened in HCM City

12:21 | 23/01/2019
Pho Ong do, a street lined with calligraphers’ stands, has been opened at the HCMC Youth Cultural House at the corner of Nguyen Thi Minh Khai and Pham Ngoc Thach streets in District 1.
street of calligraphers opened in hcm city
The street of calligraphers is opened for public viewing from now until February 4

This is a traditional event that normally takes place just a couple of weeks before the Lunar New Year (Tet), the country’s longest and biggest annual holiday.

Calligraphers in traditional Vietnamese costumes showcase their calligraphy skills and works using Chinese ink on paper, rocks, wood or bamboo. They write words or phrases that mean good luck, health, peace or prosperity at guests’ request.

street of calligraphers opened in hcm city
Meaningful words are written on a calligraphy painting
street of calligraphers opened in hcm city
Thuy Tien, a 29-year-old calligrapher, said this is the second time she has joined the annual event
street of calligraphers opened in hcm city
The area is decorated with artificial yellow apricot flowers
street of calligraphers opened in hcm city
Visitors in ao dai (Vietnam’s traditional dress) pose for photos at the event

In addition to watching calligraphers create their artworks on the spot, visitors come to the event to buy wooden carvings and portrait paintings, take photos, or take part in cultural and fun activities.

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