Ukrainian Canadian Congress Nova Scotia Branch (UCC NS)

Ukrainian Canadian Congress Nova Scotia Branch (UCC NS)

The Voice of the Ukrainian Community in Nova Scotia

Nova scotians Stand with Ukraine

Celebration of Vyshyvanka (Embroidered Shirt) Day, Saturday, May 20, 2023

On May 18th, Ukrainians around the world celebrated Vyshyvanka Day. The embroidered shirt (vyshyvanka) has long been a symbol of Ukrainian heritage, dignity and unity, and this year it takes on an even greater significance. Amidst Russia’s war in Ukraine, the vyshyvanka serves as a symbol of resilience in the face of adversity. The Ukrainian community of Nova Scotia gathered on May 20th wearing vyshyvankas as emotional armour and a symbol of resilience and perseverance of Ukrainian people. The Ukrainian embroidery is sometimes called “a genetic code of the nation.”

Ukrainian Canadian Congress Nova Scotia Branch is grateful to each person who came today to celebrate the Vyshyvanka Day in Halifax. Special thanks to Tim Houston, Premier of Nova Scotia, for proclaiming May 18, 2023, the Vyshyvanka Day in Nova Scotia. We are grateful to Conservative MLA Melissa Sheehy-Richard, Liberal MLA Kelly Regan, and Mayor Mike Savage for standing in solidarity with Ukraine and for supporting Ukrainian culture. We were grateful to have Alexandra Chyczij, president of Ukrainian Canadian Congress National, with the community in Halifax on this day.

Celebration of Vyshyvanka Day on May 20, 2023 Halifax, NS.

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We are stronger when we come together as a community. Explore volunteer opportunities and learn how you can help people arriving in Nova Scotia because of the war in Ukraine.

  • To meet local Ukrainians and build networks and friendships
  • To stay informed about events organized by and for the community
  • To maintain and promote Ukrainian culture
  • To volunteer

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