Ukrainian World Congress calls on all Ukrainians to participate in international Vyshyvanka Day

The Ukrainian World Congress encourages all Ukrainians in the diaspora and friends of Ukraine to participate in the international Vyshyvanka Day by wearing Ukrainian embroidery.

This is stated in the address of UWC President Eugene Czolij, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

"We call upon all Ukrainians in the diaspora and friends of Ukraine to wear a vyshyvanka on Thursday, 19 May 2016 to show solidarity with the Ukrainian people in Ukraine," Czolij said.

He added that for Ukrainians embroidery was not merely a work of art, but a spiritual protector and important component of national dress that testified to one’s belonging to the Ukrainian nation and connection to its past, present and future.

"Today, embroidered clothing has gained new popularity as a symbol of unity for the many-million-strong Ukrainian community and an element that popularizes Ukraine around the world," the UWC President added.

As noted, the Vyshyvanka Day was first launched in Ukraine 10 years ago, and in 2014 it became an international event captivating Ukrainians as well as participants of different nationalities in almost 50 countries.


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