Colours of Vietnam’s culture introduced at Prague festival

The Vietnamese community in Czech Republic brought their homeland’s culture to the Festival of Czech Ethnic Minority Groups, which took place in Prague from May 30 to June 2.

A performance of a Vietnamese troupe at the festival (Photo: VNA)
A performance of a Vietnamese troupe at the festival (Photo: VNA)

The presence of the Vietnamese community left deep impressions on the festival goers, with a colourful fashion show of elegant Ao Dai (Vietnamese long dress) and traditional costumes.

Vietnamese culture was also introduced to international friends through performances of Quan Ho (love duet singing), a lion dance, and a folk dance of Central Highlanders.

Held annually since 2009, the festival aims to introduce the traditional cultures of ethnic groups in Czech Republic and to strengthen the bond between the groups in the country.

This year’s festival gathered 30 delegations representing 14 ethnic minority groups in Czech and international guests from 20 countries and territories that have residents living in Czech including Poland, Hungary, Mongolia, Slovakia, Ukraine and Vietnam.

Dr. Maria Minova, head of the festival’s organising board, said that the participation of the Vietnamese community at the festival helped Czech people get to learn more about Vietnamese culture, hailing the Vietnamese community for their active activities to exchange and promote their traditional culture.