Canada's PM and 5 federal ministers wear traditional Ukrainian vyshyvankas

Source : 112 Ukraine

Canada’s officials mark International Vyshyvanka Day
08:54, 20 May 2016


Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau and five federal ministers wear Ukrainian traditional clothes to mark International Vyshyvanka Day. Deputies of Canadian parliament and members of government also tried on the embroidered shirts, reports ‘Ukrinform’.

Canada’s Minister for Veterans Affairs Kent Hehr wore a vyshyvanka while responding to the opposition’s questions during ‘Questions Period’ in parliament. The event was broadcasted all over Canada.

Canada’s MPs wore vyshyvankas to a parliament plenary meeting.

Several minister of Canada’s government together with Liberal party MPs sang a Ukrainian national song.





Yesterday, Ukraine marked the Day of Vyshyvanka. The event is aimed at preservation of Ukraine’s values and passing them on to youth and all Ukrainians. Usually, the celebration involves concerts, competitions, parties and fairs.

A flash mob “Unity Chain to the Day of Vyshyvanka” was organized between the two bell towers of Sofiyskiy and Mykhailivskiy cathedrals. Participants of the flash mob, wearing Vyshyvankas, created a live chain connecting two squares in the heart of Kyiv.

Vyshyvanka is the embroidered shirt, part of Ukrainian national costume. It is distinguished by local embroidery features specific to every separate region of Ukraine.

Related: Ukrainians form ‘chain of unity’ in Kyiv on Vyshyvanka Day

Related: President Poroshenko wears traditional Ukrainian vyshyvanka to work

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