Lviv, Ukraine

Ukrainians celebrated on Thursday Vyshyvanka Day, an annual holiday celebrating the folk tradition of creating and wearing ethnic embroidered clothes called vyshyvanka.

But this year, vyshyvanka has become a symbol of the Ukrainian resistance against the Russian invasion.

“This is our sacred amulet in this war, Happy Vyshyvanka Day, Ukraine!" president Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in a video posted on his Twitter account in which he is wearing a traditional vyshyvanka shirt.  EFE