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Holidays & Observances in Belarus

Belarus is an Eastern European country. Throughout history, it has been controlled by Lithuania, Poland, Germany, and Russia, so all of those countries have affected its culture. Russia especially has made its mark on Belarus. During Russian rule, the native language of Belarusian was forbidden to be written or spoken. Russian became the official language. Though Belarusian has been the official language since independence, Russian culture is still a major part of Belarus. The predominant religion in Belarus is Christian Orthodox, though many other religions have made their mark. Judaism in particular has played a huge part in Belarusian history, though few Jews remain since the holocaust. Orthodox holidays are important in Belarus, celebrated practically nationwide. Like many Russian countries, New Years is the biggest gift-giving holiday of the year, celebrated much like western Christmas.


Upcoming Popular Holidays

Country Observances

Holiday Date Country Holiday Observance Type Religion/Belief
Boxing Day - St. Stephen's Day Religious/Beliefs Christianity
New Year's Day Popular & Widely Observed
Orthodox Christmas Religious/Beliefs Christianity, Orthodox
International Women's Day Popular & Widely Observed
Good Friday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Easter Religious/Beliefs, Popular & Widely Observed Christianity
Easter Monday Religious/Beliefs Christianity
Labour Day / May Day Public, Popular & Widely Observed
Victory Day Public
Independence Day Belarus Public
Independence Day Belarus Public