Thursday May 21 is Ukrainian Vyshyvanka Day – the day of the Ukrainian embroidered shirt!
Join the UCC in celebrating Vyshyvanka Day by using hashtag #VyshyvankaCanada2020 on social media! Take a photo of yourself wearing your Vyshyvanka on Thursday, May 21, post it on your social media pages with #VyshyvankaCanada2020 hashtag and become part of our huge map of Canada formed by the photos from Ukrainian communities from coast to coast to coast!
The Vyshyvanka has been a sacred emblem of Ukrainian culture, tradition and history since ancient times. On Vyshyvanka Day, Ukrainians and friends of Ukraine around the world wear a Ukrainian embroidered shirt to show their support for the Ukrainian people and as a symbol of unity, dignity and love.
Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in 2014 and Russia’s illegal occupation of Crimea and parts of eastern Ukraine, Vyshyvanka Day has also been an important reminder of the struggle of the Ukrainian people in defence of their sovereignty. Vyshyvanka Day is an opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to Ukraine’s freedom, democracy and independence.
How to participate in Vyshyvanka Day:
- Take a photo in your favouritevyshyvanka
2. Post it on May 21 using the hashtag #VyshyvankaCanada2020
3. Send your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org
Become a part of a huge vyshyvana map of Canada!