World Vyshyvanka Day is an international holiday dedicated to preserving the iconic Ukrainian embroidered shirt (known as ‘vyshyvanka’) as a symbol of the material and spiritual heritage of the Ukrainian people.
The initiative began as a small student flash mob in Chernivtsi in 2006.
Every year on the third Thursday in May, Ukrainians and friends of Ukraine from more than 100 countries wear vyshyvanka in celebration of this heritage.
Due to the full-scale Russian invasion, many Ukrainians were forced to leave their homes without their vyshyvanka shirts.
The EU Delegation to Ukraine together with the Ukrainian Institute organised an international digital campaign #VyshyvankaDay2022 to: