Ukrainian Minnesotans celebrate International Vyshyvankas Day

Tim Evans for MPR News

Members of the Ukrainian community gathered in Minneapolis on Thursday to celebrate International Vyshyvanka Day. Vyshyvankas are traditional embroidered clothing that are considered a form of spiritual armor in Ukrainian culture.

The Ukrainian Village Band performed as others joined in on a Ukrainian “Arkan dance” at Boom Island Park as part of the festivities.

The group Stand With Ukraine MN helped organize this event. It is one of a series of events the group is organizing as a way for Minnesotans to take action against the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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