State Holiday

Beauty Run on 8 March 2019 in Minsk / Euroradio
Beauty Run on 8 March 2019 in Minsk / Euroradio

Nearly 5000 women ran in central Minsk to mark Women's Day.

27 August was marked as Belarus' Independence Day until mid-1990s.

Female soldiers have taken part in the July 3 march for the first time ever.

Photo: BELTA
Photo: BELTA

The Honorable Guards accompanied the celebrations in Minsk to mark 100 years since the 1917 October Revolution.

 Photo: szlachta.io.ua
 Photo: szlachta.io.ua

Lukashenka moved the Independence Day from July 27 to July 3 in 1996 but the opposition gathered on July 27 a year later.

Independence Day in 1990s. Photo: charter97.org
Independence Day in 1990s. Photo: charter97.org

Belarus marked Independence Day on 27 July until 1996 when President Lukashenka initiated the shift to 3 July.

Fair World party activists reported the incident to the police when they came to lay flowers to the October revolution leader.

This should not be a national holiday. It is meant for a certain political grouping, LDP says in a statement.

The monument will be moved from the territory of the plant.