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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

  • Currency: Ruble (BYR)
  • Internet domain: .by - Telephone code: +375 - International dialing code: 8-10 - GMT offset: +3 (DST: yes)
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    Wednesday february 14, 2024Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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    Friday february 23, 2024Father of Independence DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Sunday february 25, 2024Parliamentary electionSpecial Events
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    Friday march 8, 2024Womens' DaySecular holiday
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    Monday march 11, 2024MaslenitsaEvents, celebrations...
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    Friday march 15, 2024Constitution DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Friday march 22, 2024Spring holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Monday april 1, 2024Spring holiday (end)School holidays
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    Wednesday april 10, 2024End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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    Friday april 26, 2024Chernobyl nuclear incident anniversary (not a bank holiday)Events, celebrations...
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    Sunday april 28, 2024Palm SundayEvents, celebrations...
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    Monday april 29, 2024Passovercards/flowers
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    Wednesday may 1, 2024Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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    Thursday may 9, 2024Victory DaySecular holiday
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    Sunday may 12, 2024Flag DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Monday may 13, 2024Public holidaySecular holiday
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    Tuesday may 14, 2024All Saints' DayOrthodox
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    Saturday may 18, 2024WORKING DAYSecular holiday
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    Friday june 7, 2024Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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    Friday june 21, 2024KupalleEvents, celebrations...
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    Saturday june 22, 2024Remembrance DayEvents, celebrations...
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    Wednesday july 3, 2024Independence DayNational Day
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    Thursday july 11, 2024International Festival of Arts Slavonic BazaarEvents, celebrations...
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    Valentine's Day

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    Wednesday february 14, 2024
    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

    Father of Independence Day

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    Friday february 23, 2024
    Culture : A day that pays tribute to servicemen past and present, and recognises all men too. [www.belarus.by]

    Parliamentary election

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    Sunday february 25, 2024
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    Womens' Day

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    Friday march 8, 2024
    Secular holiday :

    Maslenitsa

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    Monday march 11, 2024
    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.

    Constitution Day

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    Friday march 15, 2024
    Culture : New constitution adopted on March 15, 1994, since been amended in 1996 and 2004.

    Spring holiday (beginning)

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    Friday march 22, 2024
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    Spring holiday (end)

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    Monday april 1, 2024
    School holidays :

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

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    Wednesday april 10, 2024
    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]

    Chernobyl nuclear incident anniversary (not a bank holiday)

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    Friday april 26, 2024
    Culture : Day of Remembrance of the Chernobyl tragedy

    Palm Sunday

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    Sunday april 28, 2024
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    Passover

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    Monday april 29, 2024
    cards/flowers : Deliverance of the Jewish people from Egypt. The Seder service on the first two evenings recounts the story of the Exodus

    Labor Day/May Day

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    Wednesday may 1, 2024
    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 .

    Victory Day

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    Thursday may 9, 2024
    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 12, 2024
    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]

    Public holiday

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    Monday may 13, 2024
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    All Saints' Day

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    Tuesday may 14, 2024
    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

    WORKING DAY

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    Saturday may 18, 2024
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    Summer holiday (beginning)

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    Friday june 7, 2024
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    Kupalle

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    Friday june 21, 2024
    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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    Saturday june 22, 2024
    Culture : Day of Remembrance of the victims of the Great Patriotic War

    Independence Day

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    Wednesday july 3, 2024
    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 11, 2024
    Culture : Lasts 3 days - http://www.belarus.by/ in Vitebsk 2015 edition confirmed