Children's Tet paintings celebrate New Year
Update: Jan 07, 2022
A selection of 57 paintings by children are on display at the New Spring – New Artworks exhibition in celebration of the coming Tet (Lunar New Year) holidays in the central city of Da Nang.

Khat vong xuan (Spring Aspiration), an oil painting by Le Ngan Thuy, depicts a hopeful new year in 2022. — Photo courtesy of Kha Nguyen

The exhibition collected 1,380 paintings of children in age groups from six to 15 years-old in the city, and the best ones were assigned for public display through the Tet holidays.

Vui Xuan Nham Dan (Celebration Year of Tiger) – a painting by Hoang Xuan Mai, a student of Duc Tri junior secondary school in Da Nang, was selected for display at Da Nang's Fine Arts Museum on December 25. — Photo courtesy of Truong Kha

Most of the paintings focus on Tet festival – the country's biggest traditional holiday – and the emotions of children seeing in the new year.

Children in the city had made their endeavour in a challenging year, with many creating artworks when they were homeschooling due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Tien Trau Don Ho (Goodbye year of Buffalo, celebration year of Tiger) – a water colour painting by Do Van Anh, a junior secondary school in Da Nang. It will be exhibited in Da Nang from December 25 to February 20. — Photo courtesy of Trinh Nguyen

The exhibition opens from December 25 to February 20 at the city’s Fine Arts Museum, 78 Le Duan Street, a favourite visited site for locals and tourists during Tet holiday, after most art exhibitions and performances were cancelled due to COVID-19 through 2020-21.

Du Xuan Cung Gia Dinh (Traveling for Tet with family) – a watercolour by Nguyen Nha Khanh, from Tran Cao Van primary school in Da Nang. — Photo courtesy of Da Nang Fine Arts Museum

In August, 25 paintings by 16 children on the COVID-19 fight went on display at the museum.