According to Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Ukraine in Istanbul Vasily Bodnar, the Day of Vyshyvanka (an embroidered shirt in Ukrainian national costume,- ed.) is a day that unites all Ukrainians speaking different languages and living in different parts of the world. Although not public or religious, this holiday, in any case, is a day of national unity. That is why Istanbul will also celebrate this Ukrainian holiday.
- The aim of celebrations is to make children, youth and adults familiar with our national culture, customs and national attire inherited from the ancestors. It is a reminder of our heritage. This day, Ukrainians will go to work, school or celebrations wearing clothes, blouses or vyshyvankas with the national folk patterns. Wherever you are, whatever work you do, wear vyshyvanka and join us, said Vasily Bodnar.
The Day of Ukrainian Vyshyvanka is celebrated in Ukraine and all Ukrainian Diasporas on May, 19. This year all the events dedicated to the feast are to be held in Istanbul on May 15.