Happy International Vyshyvanka Day!
The third Thursday of May is International Vyshyvanka Day. The idea of Vyshyvanka Day was suggested in 2006 by Lesia Voroniuk, a student at a Ukrainian university. The day of celebration was intentionally set on a weekday and not in the weekend to emphasise that the vyshyvanka is "a component of the life and culture of Ukrainians, and not an ancient artifact" (Wikipedia)
It's a day to wear one's Vyshyvanka (embroidered blouse) and represent Ukrainian tradition. I pulled out my vyshyvanka, a store bought one -- someday I will make my own. Could that be why I've been reading so many books on traditional Ukrainian embroidery? Why yes. I decided to wear this with one of my favourite new skirts & masks.
Maybe next year I'll be wearing a Me Made!
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