Ukrainian Easter egg “Pysanka” may become a UNESCO heritage

April 6,2023 1361
Ukrainian Easter egg “Pysanka” may become a UNESCO heritage

Ukraine’s Ministry of Culture and Information Policy (MCIP) reported this excellent news.

“Recently, the MCIP sent the nomination dossiers of intangible cultural heritage elements to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, from where they were transferred to UNESCO,” MCIP’s press service writes on its official website.

The very next day in Tallinn, the joint nomination “Pysanka: Ukrainian tradition and art of decorating eggs” for inscription on the UNESCO Representative List of Intangible Heritage was the subject of discussion by Ambassador of Ukraine to Estonia Mariana Betsa, Minister of Culture of Estonia Piret Hartman, UWC Vice President and President of the Congress of Ukrainians in Estonia Vira Konyk, Director of the Ukrainian Cultural Center in Tallinn Anatolii Liutiuk and President of the Association of Ukrainian Organizations in Estonia Volodymyr Palamar.

“The joint submission with Estonia on the inclusion of Ukrainian Easter eggs in the UNESCO Intangible Heritage will allow preserving and developing this folk tradition not only in Ukraine but also in Estonia,” noted the Ambassador.

In addition to the fantastic Ukrainian Easter egg, the Kobzar-Lirnyk tradition and the technology of white-on-white embroidery from Poltava Oblast may be included in UNESCO’s intangible heritage.

The Ukrainian World Congress thanks UNESCO for such necessary support of Ukraine! During the terrible war unleashed by the Russian terrorist state, increased attention to Ukrainian identity will become one of the keys to our joint Victory!

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