Minsk is the first city among CIS and Eastern Europe countries to host the premium-class exhibition project ‘Salvador Dali’. More than 160 works of art will be represented there— sculptures, graphics, jewelry (gold, silver and precious stones) and craft work. Some of the sculptures will be presented to the public eye for the first time with the opportunity of their further purchase.
Events in Belarus
Despite popular belief that Belarussians tend to spend their free time watching TV at home or going outside the city for weekends, the number of events held in Belarus speaks for itself showing that Belarussians are not couch potatoes at all.
Events in Belarus can be primarily divided into daily local events, such as workshops, lectures, poetry evenings, concerts at bars and clubs; larger scale events that attract many citizens, such as marathons, park openings, street music festivals; national holiday celebrations, and international events, such as exhibitions, summits, contests and competitions.
Sports events in Minsk attract spectators from all over the country, especially if the competition is an international one. Belarus can boast of being a host to European and World winter sports championships, holding World Cup stages and welcoming, for now, the largest for the country multisport event — the 2nd European Games 2019. Belarus is a peaceful and friendly country, the citizens of which find sports the best unifying people and nations aspect of life.
National holiday events come next in popularity since they all are connected to history, religion and culture — the aspects Belarussians value and pass over to next generations. During such holidays a lot of events take place in the streets and specially set up zones, where people participate in various activities, enjoy concerts or shows, have fun and rest. Major national holidays comprise noticeable events, such as a military parade, demonstration or igniting of candles with fireworks soaring high into the sky at the end of a celebration day.
Traditional celebrations such as Ivana Kupala and Maslenitsa are also associated with unique events closely connected with the Belarussian culture and history. During these celebrations events in Belarus take unimaginably beautiful and sacred form, letting all the participants feel the magic of the moment.
Numerous weekend events in Minsk gather people in different city points with concerts, contests, workshops, exhibitions in the open air, and food festivals being organized to entertain and engage guests into various activities.
Special attention should be paid to concerts and international music and popular arts festivals. These events are held practically in every big city, enabling people to learn other culture, get acquainted with foreign people, and share views and opinions.
Concerts of Belarussian singers and cover bands being held at clubs are extremely popular with the youth. World-known performers such as Hurts, Shakira, 30 Seconds to Mars include Minsk in their tours, giving concerts at the main 15.000 capacity arena.
This is only a brisk overview of the many events Belarus hosts or is home to, but seeing is believing, so to believe in their unique atmosphere it’s always better to see them with your own eyes.