A festival to celebrate Ukrainian culture began in Ho Chi Minh City on November 9 with an opening ceremony at the Opera House.

Visitors to Ukraine Cultural Days enjoyed a musical performance by the Symphony Orchestra of the National Academy of Ukraine, G.Veryovka National Academic Folk Choir, and several other famous Ukrainian artists.

There will be an exhibition of photographs featuring images of Ukraine and its people from November 9 to 13 at the City Exhibition Hall in Le Thanh Ton Street.

On November 11 there will be a show of folk dances and music at the Vietnam-Japan Labour Cultural House in Ha Long City in Quang Ninh province.

There will be a repeat performance at the Hanoi Opera House on November 13.

According to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the event is part of a cultural exchange between Vietnam and Ukraine in 2010-12.-VNA