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6 Gorgeous Vietnamese Calendars for 2023: From Dancing Cats, Trippy Cyberpunk To Giant Towels

Vietnamese Calendars for 2023 – made with love by local craftsmen

Now that the new year has come, it’s time to restock the calendars hanging around our homes and think of new year gifts for friends and family. Even better, hit two birds with one stone and get them a calendar as a gift.

We have curated a list of 6 beautiful calendars for 2023 that you can get in Vietnam, all locally made by studios in the country. So check out our list and decorate your walls and desks with these practical yet artsy decors!

1. mai studio’s Mũ Mão calendars – Ethnic-style dancing cats

Image credit: mai studio

Since it’s the year of the Cat for the Vietnamese zodiac calendar, it’s fitting that cat-themed calendars would become popular. If you’re interested in something cute, check out this splendid dancing cat calendar made by mai studio.

Image credit: mai studio

Each month is dedicated to a local dance from ethnic minorities across Vietnam. Not just that,  the calendar also comes with a poster containing info about each dance and 2 cute little bookmarks for you to collect.

If you’re looking for a cute gift that will educate your friends on the hidden beauty of Vietnam, this calendar is a fantastic idea.

Price: VND200,000 (~USD8.53)
Where to buy: Shopee
Contact: mai studio’s Facebook page

2. Khô Mực Studio’s Riso Calendar – Cyberpunk calendar made with rare print techniques

Image credit: OHQUAO

If you’re in the mood for something experimental, then give your room a splash of vibrant colors with the limited Risograph calendar made by Khô Mực Studio – an A4-sized calendar with a cool futuristic aesthetic and trippy imageries.

Image credit: OHQUAO

This calendar feature artworks from 12 different artists with the theme “Robot and flowers”, printed using the Risograph technique that gives the paper its unique color and textures. A great gift for lovers of rare art, there are only about 250 prints available, so get yours now!

Price: VND650,000 (~USD27.72)
Where to buy:
Contact: khomucstudio

3. OHQUAO’s Fabric Calendar – A giant calendar made from fabric that you can reuse in 2024

Image credit: OHQUAO

Paper calendars do seem a bit mundane after a while, so why not switch up the material? This calendar by OHQUAO is made from fabric and it might be the last piece of decor you will need.

Image credit: OHQUAO

It comes in two variants, the first one – titled Daily Life by Minh Phuong – depicts iconic moments of life in Vietnam in a cute style, while the second one – The Sight Of Vietnam by Vy Maru – shows the many landmarks of the country right inside your home.

Once the year is over, recycle this calendar and give it a second life as a towel – as recommended by the artists themselves.

Price: VND200,000 (~USD8.53)
Where to buy:

4. PAT Store’s Traditional beauty calendar – simple and stylistic art to put on your desks

Image credit: PAT Store

While the other calendars in this list are rather eye-catching, if you’re into simplistic fares then check out this beautiful calendar by PAT Store. This calendar features the beauty of Vietnamese women using a simple yet charming art style.

Image credit: PAT Store

The calendar also comes with a bonus illustration for you to keep as a souvenir.

Price: VND179,000 (~USD7.64)
Where to buy: Shopee
Contact: PAT Store’s Facebook page

5. Zó Project’s paper calendar – traditional art made with a unique paper material

Image credit: Reading Cabin

The plain white paper isn’t the only material to be made into calendars this year. If you’re looking for something distinctively local, then check out this calendar by Zó Project, made from paper – a traditionally thick paper that is used to produce Vietnamese folk art.

The paper is known for its rough texture and extreme durability, enough that the studio even produces earrings made from this material. If you want a touch of rusticness in your living space, then try out this calendar! Image credit: Reading Cabin

Price: VND426,000 (~USD18.17)
Where to buy: Reading Cabin
Contact: Zó Project’s Facebook page

6. Tò he’s Quý hóa quá calendar – relive your childhood with funny folk art and meaningful idiom

Image credit: Reading Cabin

If you want something to decorate a child’s room, or just want something colorful and funny, then check out this funny calendar drawn by children. Tòhe is a studio specializing in using children’s art and turning them into charming, cute-looking products.

Image credit: Reading Cabin

They just released a new calendar for this year titled Quý hóa quá, featuring a fun twist on traditional folk art and visuals of Vietnamese idioms. If you want to teach your kids about Vietnamese idioms, or just want a refresher for yourself, then get this calendar!

Price: VND160,000 (~USD18.17)
Where to buy: Reading Cabin
Contact: Tòhe

Vietnamese Calendars for 2023 – from unique material to fantastic artwork

Here is a list of Vietnamese Calendars for 2023 that you can buy to support local businesses. Be sure to buy them quickly, as some of them are limited and will likely be sold out in a couple of weeks.

For more things in Vietnam, check out:

Cover image adapted from: OHQUAO, mai studio, and Reading Cabin


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