World Vyshyvanka Day


World Vyshyvanka Day

Hey, kids! Did you know about World Vyshyvanka Day?

May 16 is a special day when Ukrainians around the world celebrate traditional Ukrainian embroidered shirts called “vyshyvankas“! On this day, we wear our beautiful vyshyvankas to honor our culture and heritage. It’s a day filled with colors, patterns, and lots of fun activities to learn more about Ukrainian traditions!

Clever Hedgehog congratulates you on World Vyshyvanka Day!

Let’s learn more about Vyshyvanka

Vyshyvankas, like pysankas (traditional Ukrainian Easter eggs), are two of the most well-known symbols of Ukrainian culture. From old times people used embroidery to encode their “destiny, dreams, and happiness” in the national dress.

This holiday is not tied to any religion and is not a public holiday. It is celebrated to emphasize Ukrainian culture in the everyday life of Ukrainians.

Did you know when this holiday came to exist?
❗The idea arose from students and teachers from Chernivtsi National University in 2006.

Crafts for Vyshyvanka Day

Coloring page for kids, Stories with Clever Hedgehog

Ukrainian girl

Decorate a vyshyvanka

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