Happy Vyshyvanka Day!

On May 21, Ukrainians all over the world celebrate "Vyshyvanka Day" - the day of the national embroidered shirt.

This annual event, celebrated on the third Thursday of May every year, has turned into a global cultural opportunity for the numerous Ukrainian communities around the world, and a national statement inside Ukraine itself.

The Vyshyvanka Day originally emerged as a flashmob, not attached to any public holiday!

On Vyshyvanka day, Ukrainians everywhere wear vyshyvankas to celebrate their national identity. This day unites all Ukrainians - regardless of their gender, social status, religious beliefs or political opinions.