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 "It should be worn more than once a year": Ukrainians celebrate Vyshyvanka Day. PHOTOS+VIDEO

On Thursday, May 19, residents of all Ukrainian cities were celebrating the Vyshyvanka Day - the day of the national Ukrainian embroidered shirt.

As reported by Censor.NET citing LB.ua, Kyivites created a live chain of Ukrainian unity on the Vyshyvanka Day. The event took place between the bell towers of Sofiiskyi and Mykhailivskyi Cathedrals.

Hundreds of residents of the left bank of the capital gathered at Mykhailivska square, residents of the right bank - at Sofiiska.

After that, the participants wearing traditional Ukrainian embroidered shirts and accompanied by folk music groups formed a live chain of vyshyvankas from Sofiivska to Mykhailivska square.

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See more: Poroshenko met with Carl Bildt, presented vyshyvanka. PHOTO

In Odesa, residents celebrated the Vyshyvanka Day near the Duke monument, Dumskaia and 048 report.

Several hundreds of children wearing vyshyvankas danced the national hopak dance.

At the end of the event, the children formed the Ukrainian trident at the Potemkinska Stairs.




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See more: Vyshyvanka Day in Rada: garments' cost ranged from 300 to 30,000 hryvnia. PHOTOS

In Lviv, flash mobs, concerts and other activities were taking place at Rynok Square, ZIK reports.

Residents were wearing their vyshyvankas and sharing their affection to this national garment.

"It should be worn more than once a year. I wear mine every Sunday when I head to church," Lviv resident Mykola said.

"My embroidered shirt is 140 years old. I found embroidered linen cloths in my grandma's chest, and a Lviv dressmaker made me this dress," Lviv resident Zoriana said.



In Ivano-Frankivsk, the monument to 'Ruska Triitsia' was dressed in vyshyvankas. The event was initiated by the department of youth policy of the city council and 'Moloda Prosvita.'

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In Kharkiv, students of the polytechnic institute launched a flash mob dedicated to the Vyshyvanka Day and created a live ornament, Radio Svoboda reports.

400 students held white, read and black pieces of paper above their heads, thus creating a Ukrainian ornament.



Read more: U.S. Embassy staff wears Ukrainian embroidered shirts today. PHOTO

This is how the Vyshyvanka Day was celebrated in the 13th school of Hostomel, the Kyiv region.



In Volnovakha, the Donetsk region, the Vyshyvanka Day was also celebrated.


 
 
 
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