Today Mariupol celebrates the worldwide Day of Vyshyvanka. Hundreds of residents supported the tradition of the city and took part in a solemn procession in national dress. After that, everybody joined the holiday in the Theater Square.
The solemn column started from the underpass and passed along Mira Avenue to Theater Square. Mayor Vadim Boichenko, the first city leaders, deputies, schoolchildren, representatives of public organizations and concerned Mariupol residents came to the holiday in embroidered shirts.
Vadim Boichenko told that he bought his own embroidery in Lviv before he became a mayor. According to him, she is like a talisman and helps him in the development of Mariupol.
In the Theater Square, Mariupol listened to live music performed by the Renaissance Chamber Orchestra. A fountain danced to their music. The ‘highlight’ of the holiday was the performance of the soloists of the National Honored Bandurist of Ukraine named after Mayboroda.
Anyone could buy national souvenirs at the fair, take part in a quiz and apply face painting. There was also a competition of patriotic drawings on asphalt and the best embroidery was chosen in the square.
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