I’ve run into hundreds, even thousands, of notice boards in Hanoi. Most of them are left blank during Tet holiday. Then, only about 10% are decorated. And in that 10%, there are a lot of simply-embellished boards. Sometimes, locals don’t bother to use colored chalk. Maybe because they don’t have enough graphic skills. Maybe they think words would be enough to celebrate. After all, it’s still better than leaving the boards blank, or vice versa?