Vietnamese community impresses visitors at festival of ethnic minority groups in Czech

The Vietnamese community in the Czech Republic left deep impressions on visitors to the Prague festival of ethnic minority groups, which was held from May 25 to 28.
A performance of the Vietnamese delegation at the festival (Photo: VOV)
A performance of the Vietnamese delegation at the festival (Photo: VOV)

The festival attracted more than 30 delegations, representing ethnic groups from 20 countries and territories that have residents living in the country.

The festival featured art performances, displays of traditional costumes, and exhibitions of typical handcrafted products of participating ethnic groups.

The Vietnamese delegation brought to the event a drum performance, folklore dances, and a dance with fans.

The festival has been held annually since 2009 to introduce the culture of ethnic groups in the European nation, as well enhance unity between people in the country. However, it was suspended for the past four years due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to Nguyen Thi Dieu Linh, a member of the Vietnamese delegation’s organising board, the resumption of the festival this year was even meaningful for the Vietnamese community in Czech as 2023 marks the 10 years since they became an ethnic minority group in the country.