Over 60 calligraphers receive permits to work during Tet holiday
VietNamNet Bridge – More than 60 calligraphers who passed a recent test will get a permit to work at the Temple of Literature in Hanoi this lunar New Year (Tet Holiday).
Mr. Tran Quoc Chi, Deputy Director of the UNESCO Vietnam calligraphy club, said since January, three tests were held to evaluate the qualification of calligraphers. Of 140 contestants, over 60 passed the tests. This is the first time Hanoi has held such tests.
"The recent tests showed that the qualification of calligraphers who worked at the Temple of Literature in previous years were quite poor,” Chi said.
The calligraphers whose works received complaints for quality will be immediately suspended, Chi added.
This year calligraphers will work at stalls around Van Lake, not on the sidewalk around the Temple of Literature as in previous years.
So far, more than 80 stalls have been set up. Some calligraphers began working from February 8. However, the “calligraphic market” is expected to become crowded on Kitchen God’s Day (February 11) and thereafter.
The event will officially open on February 12.