On the 17th of May, in the event of the Vyshyvanka's Day, the NGO "Community Development" organized the third large festival of national dress in Lviv. The festival gathered several thousand vyshyvanka lovers and people, willing to spend their time patriotically in front of the Opera House.
Traditionally, every third Thursday of May, on the Vyshyvanka's Day, the Vyshyvanka Festival, which started on the 12th of May, loudly ends in Lviv. As a part of the festival, the ATO soldiers, the NGO "Lviv Regional Union of Social Protection of ATO fighters and families of deceased victims" with the support of the Lviv city council organized a huge concert with the participation of well-known Ukrainian stars, such as: Natalka Karpa, Sofia Fedyna, Khas, the bands "Meri", "Shoste Chuttia","Joryj Kłoc" and others. In addition, all visitors were treated with cossack kulish.
Moreover, during the celebration, children and ATO veterans conducted a flash mob. They formed a map of Ukraine and launched into the sky several dozens of blue and yellow balloons.
Furthermore, during the concert there was a fashion show of Ukrainian embroidered clothes from Tetiana Znak and children's model studio "Star kids", as well as musical-dance performances from the dance club "Edelweiss" and awarding the winner of the competition, which was held among representatives of Lviv schools for the title "Miss-Vyshyvanka 2018" - Iryna Kovalchuk, a student of boarding school №2.
For the most freakish visitors of the festival, members of the NGO "Community Development" prepared a large pie, made in the form of an embroidered shirt, which size is about 16 square meters and weight about one and a half hundred kilograms. Everyone was able to taste a delicious pie and make a charitable contribution to the Charity Fund "Community Development" for the treatment of Levko Tsyhankov, who suffers a brain tumor.
Later, at 7pm, a charity party at the Fashion Club began to continue collecting funds for Levko’s treatment and the implementation of the social project "Corner of Goodness", which already works in six hospitals of Lviv.
In addition, during the concert there was a "historic event" for the Vyshyvanka Festival - there was presented a postmark with the patented logo of the festival. Now, everyone can buy it in post offices.
We express our gratitude to all the partners for helping us to host the 2018 Vyshyvanka Festival. Together, we promote our traditions and support this Ukrainian holiday!