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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)
Weekend: Saturday & Sunday

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Saturday January 1, 2022New Year's DaySecular holiday
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Friday January 7, 2022Orthodox Christmas DayOrthodox
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Monday January 10, 2022New year holiday (end)School holidays
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Monday February 14, 2022Valentine's Daycards/flowers
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Wednesday February 23, 2022Father of Independence DayEvents, celebrations...
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Monday February 28, 2022MaslenitsaEvents, celebrations...
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Monday March 7, 2022Public holidaySecular holiday
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Tuesday March 8, 2022Womens' DaySecular holiday
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Saturday March 12, 2022WORKING DAYSecular holiday
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Tuesday March 15, 2022Constitution DayEvents, celebrations...
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Friday March 25, 2022Spring holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Monday April 4, 2022Spring holiday (end)School holidays
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Sunday April 17, 2022Palm SundayEvents, celebrations...
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Friday April 22, 2022Passovercards/flowers
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Tuesday April 26, 2022Chernobyl nuclear incident anniversary (not a bank holiday)Events, celebrations...
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Sunday May 1, 2022Labor Day/May DaySecular holiday
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Monday May 2, 2022Public holidaySecular holiday
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Tuesday May 3, 2022End of Ramadan (may be changed to the nearest day)cards/flowers
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Tuesday May 3, 2022All Saints' DayOrthodox
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Sunday May 8, 2022Flag DayEvents, celebrations...
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Monday May 9, 2022Victory DaySecular holiday
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Saturday May 14, 2022WORKING DAYSecular holiday
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Wednesday June 1, 2022Summer holiday (beginning)School holidays
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Tuesday June 21, 2022KupalleEvents, celebrations...
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Wednesday June 22, 2022Remembrance DayEvents, celebrations...
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Sunday July 3, 2022Independence DayNational Day
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Thursday July 14, 2022International Festival of Arts Slavonic BazaarEvents, celebrations...
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New Year's Day

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Saturday January 1, 2022
Secular holiday : The world's most widely celebrated holiday, New Years was set on January 1 by Julius Caesar because that was the date the Roman consuls took over their duties. Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

Orthodox Christmas Day

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Friday January 7, 2022
Orthodox : Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday

New year holiday (end)

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Monday January 10, 2022
School holidays : Http://edu.gov.by
http://bolshe.berestovica.edu.by
official calendar published by the Ministry of Education
Schooling is mandatory till age 15
all study programs are aligned with the requirements of the Bologna Process
Official languages: Russian and Belarusian
No school on Saturday, except for special programs
school uniform required

Dates confirmed till Sep 2022

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Valentine's Day

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Monday February 14, 2022
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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Wednesday February 23, 2022
Culture : A day that pays tribute to servicemen past and present, and recognises all men too. [www.belarus.by]

Maslenitsa

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Monday February 28, 2022
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.

Public holiday

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Monday March 7, 2022
Secular holiday :

Womens' Day

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Tuesday March 8, 2022
Secular holiday :

WORKING DAY

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Saturday March 12, 2022
Secular holiday :

Constitution Day

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Tuesday March 15, 2022
Culture : New constitution adopted on March 15, 1994, since been amended in 1996 and 2004.

Spring holiday (beginning)

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Friday March 25, 2022
School holidays :

Spring holiday (end)

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Monday April 4, 2022
School holidays :

Palm Sunday

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Sunday April 17, 2022
Culture :

Passover

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Friday April 22, 2022
cards/flowers : Deliverance of the Jewish people from Egypt. The Seder service on the first two evenings recounts the story of the Exodus NOT a public holiday

Chernobyl nuclear incident anniversary (not a bank holiday)

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Tuesday April 26, 2022
Culture : Day of Remembrance of the Chernobyl tragedy

Labor Day/May Day

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Sunday May 1, 2022
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 2, 2022
Secular holiday :

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

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Tuesday May 3, 2022
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 NOT a public holiday [Wikipedia]

All Saints' Day

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Tuesday May 3, 2022
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

Flag Day

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Sunday May 8, 2022
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]

Victory Day

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Monday May 9, 2022
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.

WORKING DAY

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Saturday May 14, 2022
Secular holiday :

Summer holiday (beginning)

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Wednesday June 1, 2022
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Kupalle

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Tuesday June 21, 2022
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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Wednesday June 22, 2022
Culture : Day of Remembrance of the victims of the Great Patriotic War

Independence Day

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Sunday July 3, 2022
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 14, 2022
Culture : Lasts 3 days - http://www.belarus.by/ in Vitebsk 2015 edition confirmed