Third Thursday of May – The Vyshyvanka Day

Add to the Calndar! Third Thursday of May

Ukrainians all over the world celebrate the day of the national embroidered shirt, or Vyshyvanka. The event, celebrated on the , has turned into a global cultural diplomacy opportunity for the numerous Ukrainian communities around the world, and a national statement inside the country. The Vyshyvanka Day emerged as a flash mob not attached to any public holiday.

On this day Ukrainians wear vyshyvankas to demonstrate adherence to the idea of national identity. The day unites Ukrainians regardless of their gender, social status, religious beliefs or political opinions.

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Inscribe Upon the Tapestry of Time!

A mystical occurrence, the Third Thursday of May,
Ukrainian souls entwine, in vibrant display.
Vyshyvanka, the embroidered shirt divine,
Kindling unity, where boundaries decline.

From distant lands, Ukrainians stand tall,
Celebrating heritage, echoing the call.
A cultural symphony, spanning the globe’s expanse,
A tapestry woven, a dance of shared trance.

No tether to a holiday, it came to be,
Vyshyvanka Day, a spirit unbound and free.
Adorned in sacred threads, they proudly don,
A testament to identity, their hearts are one.

From village to city, hearts beat in accord,
Gender, status, beliefs, all lines ignored.
A tapestry of unity, politics put to rest,
In the tapestry of vyshyvankas, love is blessed.

Behold this gift, from U4U Texas it springs,
A portal to culture, where passion sings.
On this sacred day, let English words align,
With Ukraine’s embrace, a poem intertwine.

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