17 October 2017
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Vyshyvanka Day in Ukraine

This year, on May 18 Ukraine is marking its Vyshyvanka Day, which is dedicated to the embroidered shirt – part of the Ukrainian national costume.

The International Day of Vyshyvanka is now observed every year on the third Thursday in May. It is designed to popularize Ukrainian culture and traditions.

The idea of celebrating this day originated in 2006 when several students and teachers from Ukraine's Chernivtsi National University put on embroidered shirts as a flash mob effort. And some years later, this tradition became international.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko greeted the Ukrainian nation on Vyshyvanka Day.

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