Spring Calligraphy Festival attracts the crowds

Saturday, 2018-02-10 12:04:24
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Calligraphy writing activities attract a large number of visitors. (Credit: hanoitv.vn)
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NDO – The 2018 Spring Calligraphy Festival officially opened at the Van Mieu – Quoc Tu Giam (Temple of Literature) in Hanoi on February 9, drawing a large number of visitors.

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.

In addition, visitors to the festival will have a chance to enjoy the traditional food of Hanoians as well as take in performances of traditional music.

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.

Calligraphers who have the most outstanding works receive awards. (Credit: hanoitv.vn)

The area for handicrafts from trade villages in Hanoi. (Credit: hanoitv.vn)

The culinary area (Credit: hanoitv.vn)