(Cinet)- The essence of the Vietnamese culture was highlighted at a ceremony to wrap up the 2015 Vietnamese Culture Year in the Czech Republic in Prague on June 18. showcasing Vietnamese traditional “long-dress” costumes at the event (Source: VOV) The 2015 Vietnamese Culture Year was organised as part of over 100 activities to mark the 65th anniversary of the diplomatic ties between Vietnam and the Czech Republic and to boost the traditional ties between the two nations. Addressing the closing ceremony, Vietnamese Ambassador to the Czech Republic Truong Manh Son said the activities during the year have made significant contribution to consolidating the relationship between the Vietnamese overseas people in the country. Dinh Thu Trang, a member of a local art club, said: “we have performances to join other ethnic groups’ shows in Lovosice. Vietnamese families with 2nd and 3rd generations have introduced Vietnamese culture to the community for better integration.” At the event. (Photos: VOV) The event featured a wide range of activities, including showcases of Vietnamese traditional “long-dress” costumes, handicraft items, cuisine art and photos of Vietnamese people and their livelihoods across the country. A number of traditional art performances also drew the attention of local viewers, such as lotus dances, paper fan dances, folk singing, “Quan ho” (love duet) singing and others.