Temple of Literature named as host of calligraphy spring festival 2020
Up to 52 calligraphers are set to take part in a calligraphy spring festival which will open on January 18 at the historic Temple of Literature in Hanoi.
Speaking at a press conference on January 13, the event organisers stated that 52 calligraphers will be in attendance for the occasion, all of whom are members of various calligraphy clubs in the capital and in neighbouring provinces.
The calligraphers, who will all be dressed in ao dai, a Vietnamese traditional dress, will be made up of both men and women of varying ages and will produce their calligraphy in black and yellow ink on red paper.
They will sit on mats arranged in an oval shape to symbolise peace, similar to calligraphy markets held in the past.
Each calligraphic work will cost VND200,000.
An exhibition showcasing various calligraphic work will also take place at the Temple of Literature.
The event is held annually and is expected to bring a festive atmosphere to both local people and tourists. The festival will run until February 5, or the 12th day of the first lunar month. VOV
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