World Vyshyvanka Day in Minneapolis – День Вишиванки 2022
Put on your Vyshyvanka and join Ukrainians and allies all over the world on Thursday, May 19th to celebrate International Vyshyvanka Day!
When? 6:30 PM
Where? Meet at the Ukrainian American Community Center – 301 Main St. NE, Mpls. MN, 55413
Then head toward Boom Island Park accompanied by live Ukrainian music performed by the Ukrainian Village Band.
At Boom Island park, Vinochky (Ukrainian flower crowns) will be for sale with proceeds going to help Ukraine. All will be welcome to join the Arkan Dance, a symbol of Ukrainian resistance.
Ukrainian embroidery is an ancient and symbolic tradition that occupies a central place in Ukraine’s culture. The Vyshyvanka Day celebration was initiated in 2006 at Chernivtsi National University by a student Lesya Voronyuk and gradually became an International Day of Vyshyvanka. It is celebrated on the third Thursday of May. It unites Ukrainians all over the world, regardless of religion, or the language they speak. On this day, thousands of Ukrainians wear vyshyvankas (traditional embroidered shirts) to demonstrate their national identity and love for their country.
The Ukrainian people and Ukrainian culture have survived centuries of oppression. More than ever, the vyshyvanka continues to be a symbol of Ukrainian cultural resistance and pride. Vyshyvanka is the spiritual armor of Ukrainians! Ukraine is the armor that protects the entire world!