The Vyshyvanka Day special!

by Marc Serhan

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!