Public_holidays_in_Belarus Public holidays in the Republic of Belarus

Public holidays in the Republic of Belarus

Belarusians remember and value their traditions. Therefore, there are a number of holidays in the country that are typical only for Belarus. We will tell you about official state holidays in the Republic of Belarus and why it is important for the people of the country.

Official holidays in Belarus

Constitution Day

Constitution Day is a state holiday of the country, which reminds Belarusians of the main law of Belarus.

The Constitution of the Republic of Belarus was adopted on March 15, 1994 and is annually celebrated on this day.

Day of the State Emblem and State Flag

Belarusians celebrate the Day of the State Emblem and State Flag every second Sunday in May. The emblem and the flag are the symbols of the country's sovereignty and independence.

Independence Day

July 3, Belarus became an independent country. This day symbolizes the liberation of Minsk from German fascist invaders in 1944. July 3 is an official day off. All cities in Belarus hold a parade and festive celebrations throughout the day.

Victory Day

May 9, Belarusians celebrate the victory over the German fascist invaders in World War II. This is one of the important dates in Belarus, as the victory of the people came at a great cost - every 3 Belarussian died.

Every year there are less World War II veterans in the country, so people congratulate them every year: they give candies and flowers, as well as hold a festive procession.

Картинки по запросу "праздники в беларуси""

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Day of Unity of the Peoples of Belarus and Russia

On 2 April 1996, Boris Yeltsin and Alexander Lukashenko signed the Treaty on the Establishment of the Union between Russia and Belarus, which marked the beginning of fruitful cooperation between the two states. Since then, April 2 has been celebrated every year as the Day of Unity of the Peoples of Belarus and Russia.

Christmas

Christmas is a religious holiday that has become a public holiday. It is celebrated twice in Belarus: December 25 - by Catholics and January 7 - by Orthodox Christians.

Easter

Easter is the largest Orthodox holiday and the main event of the year for all Christians in Belarus.

On this day, Orthodox believers in churches consecrate cakes and decorated eggs, and in the evening gather at a large family table, beating eggs and eating pies.

The celebration of Easter is determined by the calendar of Orthodox and Catholic denominations. In 2020, the Booth on April 12 and 19 celebrate Easter.

Memorial Day

Memorial Day is an ancestor's day. Earlier Orthodox believers celebrated this holiday on the third week after the Pocrov.

Now it is customary to celebrate this holiday on one Saturday from November 1 to 11, combining two traditions - Orthodox and Catholic.

State Memorial Day in Belarus is set for November 2.

Labor Day

In Belarus, Labor Day is declared a national holiday, celebrated on May 1. It is an official day off. May 1 is a day of demonstrations of workers, sports competitions, concerts and mass festivities.

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Calendar of public and official holidays for 2020

Holidays in Belarus:

  • January 1 - New Year;
  • January 7 - Orthodox Christmas;
  • March 8 - Women's Day;
  • April 12 - Catholic Easter;
  • April 19 - Orthodox Easter;
  • April 28 - Radunitsa;
  • May 1 - Labor holiday;
  • May 9 - Victory Day;
  • July 3 - Independence Day of the Republic of Belarus;
  • November 7 - October Revolution Day;
  • December 25 - Catholic Christmas;
  • February 23 - Day of Defenders of the Fatherland and the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus;
  • March 15 - Constitution Day of the Republic of Belarus;
  • April 2 - Day of Unity of the Peoples of Belarus and Russia;
  • May 10 - Day of the State Emblem and State Flag of the Republic of Belarus;
  • November 2 - Memorial Day.

Official weekend

Official weekend in the Republic of Belarus:

  • January 1 - New Year;
  • January 7 - Orthodox Christmas;
  • March 8 - Women's Day;
  • April 12 - Catholic Easter;
  • April 19 - Orthodox Easter;
  • April 28 - Radunitsa;
  • May 1 - Labor holiday;
  • May 9 - Victory Day;
  • July 3 - Independence Day of the Republic of Belarus;
  • November 7 - October Revolution Day;
  • December 25 - Catholic Christmas.

Weekend transfers

In 2020, most holidays fall on Saturday and Sunday, so there are virtually no transfers.

The working day from Monday January 6 is moved to Saturday January 4, and from Monday April 27 to Saturday April 4.

Belarusians love their country and observe traditions. If you want to know how big national holidays are held in Belarus, for example, on July 3 or May 9, then come to our country and become a part of it.