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6/6/2019 9:44:30 AM

“Hello Hanoi” – comes to Czech Cultural Festival

A culture and food festival with the theme “Ahoj Hanoi” (Hello Hanoi) was held in western Plzen city, Plzensky province, the Czech Republic on June 2.

Around 5,000 people attends the Vietnam – Czech Republic Cultural Festival

The festival was part of Plzen City’s cultural activities in 2019 and one of the major ones to mark the 20th founding anniversary of the Vietnamese People Association in the Czech Republic.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Vietnamese Ambassador to the Czech Republic Ho Minh Tuan said that the festival is an opportunity for people of the two countries to meet and promote their unique cultures. In addition, the event shows how deeply Vietnamese people integrate into the host country’s society. It is expected that through the festival, the bonds between Vietnam and the Czech Republic would grow stronger.

The introduction of Vietnamese culture attracted the attention and interest of the Czech audience, with traditional dishes, Non la (iconic hat) and Vietnam silk fabric, among others. In addition, during the festival, Vietnamese artists delivered a range of impressive performances of folk games, ethnic fashion show, photo exhibition on Vietnam, its landscape and people.

The Czech government officially recognized the Vietnamese community living in the country as an ethnic minority group during mid-2013.

Earlier, Vietnamese people living in the Czech Republic brought a number of impressive traditional cultural performances to the Prague festival of ethnic minority groups, which take place from May 31 to June 3.

During the festival, Vietnamese artists performed Quan Ho Bac Ninh folk songs, played the T’rung music instrument, dances from the Central Highlands region, and a fashion show which honors the beauty of the nation’s traditional long dress, known as the Ao Dai.

The festival, the year’s largest event of ethnic minority communities in the Czech Republic, has seen 30 art troupes from 20 nations and territories who have people living in the Czech Republic. The festivities include music and dance performances, traditional costume fashion shows from ethnic minority groups, and exhibitions of handicraft products from each nation.

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