The citizens appealed to the President and the Mayor requesting official recognition of the Day of embroidered shirts “Vyshyvanky”

NGO and Charitable Foundation "Community Development" has sent an official request to support the nationwide initiative of the official introduction of the Day of embroidered shirts “Vyshyvanky” in Ukrainian cities.
“The Day of embroidered shirts” were established 9 years ago in Chernivtsi on the initiative of the students of the faculty of history, political science and international relations, Chernivtsi national University named after Yuriy Fedkovych and was sincerely supported by the territorial community.
However, while the idea of “The Day of embroidered shirts”, though found supporters in many cities of Ukraine, has already become a national tradition, but it needs to be recognized at the state level, to be support by a local communities, including the city of Lviv.
April 30, 2015, for the purpose of honoring and preserving folk traditions and symbolism, the decision to impose the third Thursday in May, the annual “Day of embroidered shirts”, was approved the City Council of Chernivtsi. In this case, the City Council of Chernivtsi appealed to local communities, to the Association of Cities of Ukraine and President of Ukraine with the initiative to introduce the celebration of the “Day of embroidered shirts” in Ukraine as a legal holiday on the third Thursday of May.
Community activists supported this initiative and appealed to the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko with a request to submit for consideration of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine the draft law of Ukraine "On amendments to article 73 of the Code of labour laws of Ukraine" on the establishment at the state level of the national holiday “Day of embroidered shirts”, which will be celebrated annually on the third Thursday of May. Also define this bill as urgent for extraordinary consideration of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

Also, the citizens sent to A. I. Sadovyi a official letter with a request to initiate a submission for consideration of the session of the Lviv City Council the issue of support for the introduction of the celebration of the third Thursday in May as the “Day of embroidered shirts”.