On the International Vyshyvanka Day, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy and the First Lady Olena Zelenska sent traditional Ukrainian embroidered shirts to the world leaders as a gift. The leaders of the United States of America, Germany, France, Canada, Poland, Turkey, the Baltic states and other countries received symbolic gifts that carry a part of Ukrainian history and culture.
“On May 21, Ukraine celebrates the Vyshyvanka Day – a holiday aimed to preserve and honor the ancient traditions of our people. Vyshyvanka is an original code of our ethnic group with talismans and symbols encrypted in original ornaments. We sincerely want to share with you a piece of Ukrainian history and authenticity,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Olena Zelenska wrote in a cover letter.