Vyshyvanka Day. It is the day to pay tribute to the original folk traditions, wearing ethnic embroidered Ukrainian clothes called Vyshyvanka
Every third Thursday of May, International Ukrainian Vyshyvanka Day is celebrated. On this day, Ukrainians and people around the world salute ethnic embroidered Ukrainian clothes – Vyshyvanka.
Vyshyvanka has a sacred meaning for Ukrainians. It is believed that it protects the wearer against curses and evil designs. Every Ukrainian region has its particular pattern of Vyshyvanka. Moreover, colors and their combinations also have a coded meaning.
Vyshyvanka has long been part of the usual outfit of Ukrainians and not only them. Celebrities and politicians worldwide love to wear Ukrainian national embroidered clothes.
Ukrainians are proud to have such a beautiful and meaningful national costume that became one of the symbols of Ukraine’s resistance and freedom in the world.