Today in my native country, Ukraine, there is a wonderful holiday – the “Vyshyvanka” Day. Vyshyvankas are unique embroidered shirts, part of the Ukrainian traditional costume. Each region of the country has its own embroidery styles and motives – ornaments, flowers, and symbols – of beauty and freedom. Today I am very happy and proud to be representing my dear country and to promote these symbols: the freedom of the human (and artistic!) spirit and the beauty of my vyshyvanka’s embroidery! Glory to Ukraine! Слава Україні!