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Belarus (Bielarus) : complete schedule of public and bank holidays, closure of banks and stock exchanges, school vacations, trade fairs, cultural and sporting events, festivals, carnivals, election during the next 3 months

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  • Internet domain: .by - Telephone code: +375 - International dialing code: 8-10 - GMT offset: +3 (DST: yes)
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    Tuesday February 14, 2023Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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    Monday February 20, 2023MaslenitsaEvents, celebrations...
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    Thursday February 23, 2023Father of Independence DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Wednesday March 8, 2023Womens' DaySecular holiday
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    Wednesday March 15, 2023Constitution DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Friday March 24, 2023Spring holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday April 3, 2023Spring holiday (end)School holidays
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    Sunday April 9, 2023Palm SundayEvents, celebrations...
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    Wednesday April 12, 2023Passovercards/flowers
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    Saturday April 22, 2023End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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    Monday April 24, 2023New Year's Day (moved forward to Monday)Secular holiday
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    Tuesday April 25, 2023All Saints' DayOrthodox
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    Wednesday April 26, 2023Chernobyl nuclear incident anniversary (not a bank holiday)Events, celebrations...
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    Monday May 1, 2023Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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    Monday May 8, 2023Public holidaySecular holiday
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    Tuesday May 9, 2023Victory DaySecular holiday
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    Sunday May 14, 2023Flag DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Wednesday May 31, 2023Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Wednesday June 21, 2023KupalleEvents, celebrations...
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    Thursday June 22, 2023Remembrance DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Monday July 3, 2023Independence DayNational Day
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    Thursday July 13, 2023International Festival of Arts Slavonic BazaarEvents, celebrations...
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    Valentine's Day

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    Tuesday February 14, 2023
    cards/flowers : Introduced by Pope Gelasus in 498, perhaps in response to a local Roman tradition of lovers writing their names on an urn in February

    Maslenitsa

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    Monday February 20, 2023
    Culture : Maslenitsa (also known as Butter Week, Pancake week, or Cheesefare Week) has its origins in both pagan and Christian traditions. In Slavic mythology, Maslenitsa is a sun festival, celebrating the imminent end of the winter. corresponds to the Western Christian Carnival.

    Father of Independence Day

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    Thursday February 23, 2023
    Culture : A day that pays tribute to servicemen past and present, and recognises all men too. [www.belarus.by]

    Womens' Day

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    Wednesday March 8, 2023
    Secular holiday :

    Constitution Day

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    Wednesday March 15, 2023
    Culture : New constitution adopted on March 15, 1994, since been amended in 1996 and 2004.

    Spring holiday (beginning)

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    Friday March 24, 2023
    School holidays :

    Spring holiday (end)

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    Monday April 3, 2023
    School holidays :

    Palm Sunday

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    Sunday April 9, 2023
    Culture :

    Passover

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    Wednesday April 12, 2023
    cards/flowers : Deliverance of the Jewish people from Egypt. The Seder service on the first two evenings recounts the story of the Exodus

    End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)

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    Saturday April 22, 2023
    cards/flowers : The month of Ramadan is that in which was revealed the Quran; a guidance for mankind, and clear proofs of the guidance, and the criterion (of right and wrong). And whosoever of you is present, let him fast the month, and whosoever of you is sick or on a journey, a number of other days. Allah desires for you ease; He desires not hardship for you; and that you should complete the period, and that you should magnify Allah for having guided you, and that perhaps you may be thankful [Wikipedia]

    New Year's Day (moved forward to Monday)

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    Monday April 24, 2023
    Secular holiday :

    All Saints' Day

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    Tuesday April 25, 2023
    Orthodox : The day now honors all saints of the church, even those not known by name. The first All Saints' Day occurred on May 13, 609 (C.E.) when Pope Boniface IV accepted the Pantheon as a gift from the Emperor Phocas. Boniface dedicated it as the Church of Santa Maria Rotonda in honor of the Blessed Virgin and all martyrs. During Pope Gregory III's reign (731-741), the festival was expanded to include all saints and a chapel in St. Peter's church was dedicated accordingly. Pope Gregory IV officially designated the day in 837. banks remain open

    Chernobyl nuclear incident anniversary (not a bank holiday)

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    Wednesday April 26, 2023
    Culture : Day of Remembrance of the Chernobyl tragedy

    Labor Day/May Day

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    Monday May 1, 2023
    Secular holiday : Chicago, Saturday May 1st, 1886: 350,000 workers go on strike to call for an 8-hour working day. Industries are paralyzed nationwide. On Monday, as demonstrations go on, the police open fire. On Tuesday, Chicago is again on strike. Following a bomb launched against them, the police shoot again. 12 dead, of which 7 policemen. 8 anarchists will be condemned and executed. In 1889, the Socialist International Movement met in Paris and declared this day international workers' day . The Soviets will follow suit, just as the Nazis. In France, under the Vichy regime (1940-1944), the celebration is renamed Labour Day .

    Public holiday

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    Monday May 8, 2023
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    Victory Day

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    Tuesday May 9, 2023
    Secular holiday : Marks the capitulation of Nazi forces to the Allies (the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, the United States and other principal Allied nations) in Berlin on May 8, 1945. It is celebrated in the successor states to the Soviet Union on May 9, because when the German Instrument of Surrender was signed (in the midnight), it was already May 9 in the USSR and Eastern Europe.

    Flag Day

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    Sunday May 14, 2023
    Culture : This holiday is dedicated to the main symbols of the country which embody the ideas of national unity and are the major attributes of sovereignty and independence in Belarus. [www.belarus.by]

    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Wednesday May 31, 2023
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    Kupalle

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    Wednesday June 21, 2023
    Culture : The most popular celebration in contemporary Belarus. It is a hedonistic summer celebration of fertility in the name of a female God: Kupala

    Remembrance Day

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    Thursday June 22, 2023
    Culture : Day of Remembrance of the victims of the Great Patriotic War

    Independence Day

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    Monday July 3, 2023
    Secular holiday : Belarus celebrate their independence on July 3, commemorating that date in 1944, when as part of the huge Soviet offensive Operation Bagration the Soviet Republic of Belarus was liberated from German occupation. Post-Soviet Belarus gained their independence on August 25, 1991. Belarussians therefore celebrate their independence on the day when the Soviets liberated them, rather than the day on which they received independence from the Soviet Union. [Wikipedia]

    International Festival of Arts Slavonic Bazaar

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    Thursday July 13, 2023
    Culture : Lasts 3 days - http://www.belarus.by/ in Vitebsk 2015 edition confirmed