State Holiday

Beauty Run on 8 March 2019 in Minsk / Euroradio
Nearly 5000 women ran in central Minsk to mark Women's Day...
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Photo from Siarhei Navumchyk's book Seven Years of National Revival
27 August was marked as Belarus' Independence Day until mid-1990s...
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Photo: Reuters
Female soldiers have taken part in the July 3 march for the first time ever.
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Photo: BELTA
The Honorable Guards accompanied the celebrations in Minsk to mark 100 years since the 1917 October Revolution.
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 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.
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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.
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Fair World party activists reported the incident to the police when they came to lay flowers to the October revolution leader.
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This should not be a national holiday. It is meant for a certain political grouping, LDP says in a statement.
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The monument will be moved from the territory of the plant.
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