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Calligraphy festival honours the art of writing

Update: January, 30/2019 - 09:00
The 2019 Spring Calligraphy Festival kicked off yesterday in Hà Nội. — VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Tùng
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — The 2019 Spring Calligraphy Festival kicked off yesterday in Hà Nội, providing a space to reflect on ancient culture and feudalism.

The festival includes an exhibition of calligraphic works, food, folk games, traditional music performances and a handicraft fair showcasing products made from silk, lacquer, pottery, rattan and ornamental plants. Sixty ông đồ (calligraphers), including famous ones such as Kiều Quốc Khánh and Cung Khắc Lược, will display their writing skills and give calligraphic works to visitors.

The Centre for Scientific and Cultural Activities of Văn Miếu – Quốc Tử Giám co-operates with the Hà Nội Department of Culture and Sports to organise the festival each year at Văn (Literature) Lake next to the Temple of Literature. This year it will run until February 17. — VNS

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