18 October 2017
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Ukraine marks Vyshyvanka Day on May 18 (Video)

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

Photo from UNIAN
Photo from UNIAN

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.

Ozzy Osbourne's daughter Kelly impressed by Ukrainian vyshyvanka dressThe 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.

"Let our national clothes inspire us to new victories! My congratulations to all on Vyshyvanka Day!" he wrote on Facebook. 

Tags: VyshyvankaDay, tradition, culture, embroidery

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