May 16, 2024

Vyshyvanka Day   •   День Вишиванки   •   La journée de la vyshyvanka

Vyshyvanka [Vih-shih-vahn-kah]

International Vyshyvanka Day (Embroidered Shirt Day) is celebrated every third Thursday of May, falling on May 16th this year.

The embroidered shirt holds deep significance as it symbolizes Ukrainian heritage, dignity, and represents the resilience of the Ukrainian people in the face of adversity.

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 and solidarity.

Wear your embroidered shirt with pride and honour on May 16th to let your Canadian colleagues, neighbours, and friends know that Vyshyvanka unites Ukrainians wherever we live and whatever the challenges we face.

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Vyshyvanka = Love      Vyshyvanka = Protect       Vyshyvanka = Have Faith      Vyshyvanka = Await

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Join #Vyshyvanka Day and show your support for the Ukrainian people’s right to live free and in peace in their own land.

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Movies about Ukrainian heritage

Спадок Нації (The Legacy of a nation)

The first-ever documentary about Vyshyvanka,
traditional Ukrainian embroidered shirts.

Соловей Співає (The Nightingale Sings)

A documentary on the history and
importance of the Ukrainian language.

Ткацький Шлях (Weaving Path)

A documentary on folk weaving as part of
Ukrainian cultural heritage.