Favourite folk woodcut paintings during the Tet holiday in Vietnam

VOV.VN - Despite the hustle and bustle of modern life, many Vietnamese families enjoy hanging Dong Ho folk woodcut paintings during the Lunar New Year holiday (Tet).

When Tet comes, next to the red parallel sentences, people always hang Dong Ho folk woodcut paintings, a genre of Vietnamese folk painting originating in Dong Ho village of Bac Ninh province. However, not everyone understands the meaning of these artworks.

The images on the paintings are very familiar to people’s everyday life, such as pigs and chickens. By hanging the paintings, people want to send their best wishes for the new year, sometimes for well-behaved children, lots of grandchildren, or for full blessings.