Festival honours Vietnamese, Czech cultures hinh anh 1Chau Van performance at the event (Photo: VNA)

 Prague (VNA) – A festival on Vietnamese and Czech cultures and cuisines was held in Jesenice town in the Czech Republic’s central region on May 21, attracting hundreds of locals and Vietnamese expatriates.

The festival, initiated by authorities of Jesenice town and Vestec village, introduced Vietnamese culture to local people, said Alexdandra Kochova, Head of the Culture Desk of Jesenice Town Council, adding that it also helped the Vietnamese community gain insights into local culture.

The Vietnamese in the localities brought to the event art performances featuring Vietnamese cultures, such as Quan ho (love duet singing), among others.

Vietnamese cuisines, exhibitions on modern Vietnam, culture and charity activities of the Vietnamese in the Czech Republic were on display at the event.

Meanwhile, local culture was introduced through various folk performances by local people.

Similar activities will be held in the future to enhance the ties between locals and the Vietnamese community, said Dieu Linh, a representative of the Vietnamese Association in the Czech Republic and Head of the Vietnamese organising board.

Some 100 Vietnamese families are currently residing in Jesenice town and Vestec village, 30 kilometres away from the capital city of Prague.-VNA