Tet calligraphy street opens in Ho Chi Minh CityAs a rule, pho Ong do (or street of calligraphers) opens in Ho Chi Minh City just a couple of weeks before the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival. The street of calligraphers appears around the HCMC Youth Cultural House on Nguyen Thi Minh Khai and Pham Ngoc Thach streets. Calligraphers are on hands to write words or phrases carrying the meaning of luck, peace, good health or prosperity upon request. The calligraphy street has become one of the annual traditional events in the lead up to Tet in the city as the Vietnamese often seek luck, peace, good health or prosperity through calligraphy. Ngoc Tho, a resident in Ho Chi Minh City’s district 10 told reporters that she asked for the word “prosperity” as she wished for a successful and luckier year for herself and family members".
Source: VietNamNet News February 13, 2018 07:18 UTC