At the event (Source: VNA)
 
Prague (VNA) – The Vietnamese community across the Czech Republic celebrated the Mid-Autumn Festival for children from September 21 with lion dances, music performances and gift giving.

In major cities such as Prague, Ostrava, Brno and Plzen, hundreds to more than 1,000 people attended each of the events.

Notably, certificates of merit were presented to children with outstanding academic and extracurricular performances.

This year, the Central Committee of the Vietnamese Association in the Czech Republic approved the presentation of certificates of merit and thousands of gifts to children, part of activities to encourage kids to study.

The Vietnamese Embassy in the Czech Republic, leaders of the Union of Vietnamese Associations in Europe and the Vietnamese Association in the Czech Republic also partnered in the effort.

Hoang Dinh Thang, Chairman of the Union of Vietnamese Associations in Europe and Honourary Chairman of the Vietnamese Association in the Czech Republic, said via the festival, Vietnamese children are expected to speak and improve Vietnamese language skills, thus preserving traditional customs.

The Vietnamese community is currently the third largest foreign community in the Czech Republic after those from Slovakia and Ukraine.-VNA