The 2018 Vyshyvanka Festival has started in Lviv
On the 12th of May, the third large festival of the Ukrainian embroidery has started in our city. The festival that was organized by the NGO "Community Development" gathered almost a few hundred of Lviv residents and city guests around the monument of Taras Shevchenko to support the tradition of our parents to wear beautiful, full of diversity national dresses.
This year, the festive program traditionally started with the common performance of the Ukrainian anthem, as well as a flash mob with tree decoration with embroidered patterns and the decoration of the Taras Shevchenko monument with the embroidered towel.
The first day of the festival brought to everyone a diverse and interesting program: musical performances by bands "MalDivy", "Twice", studios "Bravo", "Karpa international", as well as a chorus "Gorlychka" and musical and theatrical performances from the puppet theater of the children's boarding school №2 which is led by the participant of the NGO "Community Development" Olena Cherninka. In addition, there was a fashion show of children's embroidered clothes from the studio "Star Kids".
Also during the festival there was conducted a mini-tournament in hopak by the hopak club "Vovk", a variety of master classes, moreover, all young ladies listened about ancient traditions from ethnographers Oksana Rudavska and Vira Olesh. Furthermore, the Charity Fund "Community Development" conducted a charity fair with the goal of raising funds for the treatment of Levko Tsyhankov, who suffers a brain tumor.
For the smallest vyshyvanka’s lovers, the traditional chess tournament in embroidered dresses was held with the assistance of the Lviv regional Chess Federation, the Lviv Chess Academy and the Children's Chess Club "Yunyi ferz". Almost hundred young chess players took part in the tournament.
Every year the Vyshyvanka Festival in Lviv is dedicated to the international holiday - "Vyshyvanka's Day", which Ukrainians celebrate every third Thursday of May. This year, the festive program was divided into two days be the NGO "Community Development". As a result, on the 17th of May, we invite everyone to visit the Taras Shevchenko monument and continue to popularize Ukrainian traditions. Here you will find: treating with a giant pie, made in the form of an embroidered shirt, a charity party at the Fashion club (from 19.00-22.00), a patriotic flashmob from children and participants of the ATO, the largest embroidered map of Ukraine and a concert from the NGO "Lviv Regional Union of Social Protection of ATO fighters and families of deceased victims". Star guests: Natalka Karpa, Sofia Fedyna, bands "Meri", "Joryj Kłoc", "Shoste Chuttia" and others. Announcers and generators of good mood - duo "VlaTar". The beginning of the holiday starts at 14.00 - do not miss it!