Traditionally, when the Lunar New Year holiday (Tết) approaches, the sections of Nguyễn Thị Minh Khai Street in Hồ Chí Minh City (HCMC)’s District 1 turn bustling with many booths displaying and selling calligraphy paintings.
There are many ông đồ (calligraphers or scholars) at the booths to write good words in calligraphy as requested by customers.
The pavement in front of the HCMC Labor Culture Palace on Nguyễn Thị Minh Khai Street is full of paintings for Tết
Since last week, landscape paintings and calligraphy words about good luck, health and prosperity in the New Lunar Year have been on display at the section of Nguyễn Thị Minh Khai Street in front of the HCMC Labor Culture Palace.
Meanwhile, Phố ông đồ (street of calligraphers) at the intersection between Nguyễn Thị Minh Khai and Phạm Ngọc Thạch streets are showcasing many good words in calligraphy on paper, wood, rock and bamboo.
A corner of Phố ông đồ
Over 30 calligraphers of different ages and in Vietnamese traditional costumes stand ready to write meaningful words for Tết as requested by customers.
The street sections are places for people to stop by and pose for photographs ahead of Tết until February 7, one day before the New Lunar Year kicks off.
By THANH HOA