This list of holidays includes both public holidays and observances in Belarus. Public holidays are special days that everyone gets off work, while observances are traditional celebrations and events that are popular in a particular country without a day-off work status. Some dates above may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

Date Weekday Holiday Name Holiday Type Description and comments
January 1 Tuesday New Year's Day Public holiday

The first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.

January 7 Monday Orthodox Christmas Day Public holiday

Christian feast day that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. Held on December 25th in Western Christianity and some Eastern churches, and on January 7th in Oriental Orthodoxy churches and most Eastern churches

January 13 Sunday Old New Year Eve Observance

Old New Year - an informal traditional holiday, celebrated in some countries as the start of the New Year by the Julian calendar.

February 14 Thursday St. Valentine's Day Observance

Valentine's Day is recognized as a significant cultural, religious and commercial celebration of romance and romantic love.

February 23 Saturday Defender of the Fatherland Day Observance

Honoring people who are serving or were serving the Armed Forces of Belarus

March 8 Friday International Women's Day Public holiday

It is a day that celebrates womanhood and also women's solidarity in the struggle for emancipation.

March 15 Friday Constitution Day Observance

It's a holiday to honor the constitution of a country.

April 21 Sunday Easter Sunday Observance

Christian festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament.

April 26 Friday Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day Observance

Day of Commemoration in Memory of the people who lost their lives in the worst nuclear power plant accident in history.

April 28 Sunday Orthodox Easter Day (Русский) Observance

Easter Day celebrates Jesus’ resurrection from death. The Easter date is based on the Orthodox Christian church’s calendar.

May 1 Wednesday International Workers' Day Public holiday

It's a celebration of labourers and the working classes which occurs every year on May Day (1 May), an ancient European spring festival.

May 7 Tuesday Radonitsa Observance

In the Russian Orthodox Church is a commemoration of the departed observed on the second Tuesday of Easter or on the second Monday of Easter.

May 9 Thursday Victory Day Public holiday

It's a holiday that commemorates the surrender of Nazi Germany in 1945.

July 3 Wednesday Independence Day of the Republic of Belarus Public holiday

National day commemorates Red Army's 1944 liberation of Minsk during the Minsk Offensive

July 6 Saturday Kupala Night Observance

Traditional festival of the Eastern Slavs, dedicated to the summer solstice and the nature's blossom

September 1 Sunday Day of Knowledge Observance

Often simply called 1 September, is the day when the school year traditionally starts in many countries of Eastern Europe.

November 2 Saturday Remembrance Day Observance

An ancient Slavic feast commemorating the dead ancestors.

November 7 Thursday October Revolution Day Public holiday

Anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution in 1917

December 25 Wednesday Christmas Day Public holiday

Christian feast day that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. Held on December 25th in Western Christianity and some Eastern churches, and on January 7th in Oriental Orthodoxy churches and most Eastern churches

December 31 Tuesday New Year's Eve Observance

The final day of the Gregorian year

Holidays in Belarus in 2019

This list of holidays includes both public holidays and observances in Belarus. Public holidays are special days that everyone gets off work, while observances are traditional celebrations and events that are popular in a particular country without a day-off work status. Some dates above may be modified as official changes are announced, so please check back regularly for updates.

Date Weekday Holiday Name Holiday Type Description and comments
January 1 Tuesday New Year's Day Public holiday

The first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.

January 7 Monday Orthodox Christmas Day Public holiday

Christian feast day that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. Held on December 25th in Western Christianity and some Eastern churches, and on January 7th in Oriental Orthodoxy churches and most Eastern churches

January 13 Sunday Old New Year Eve Observance

Old New Year - an informal traditional holiday, celebrated in some countries as the start of the New Year by the Julian calendar.

February 14 Thursday St. Valentine's Day Observance

Valentine's Day is recognized as a significant cultural, religious and commercial celebration of romance and romantic love.

February 23 Saturday Defender of the Fatherland Day Observance

Honoring people who are serving or were serving the Armed Forces of Belarus

March 8 Friday International Women's Day Public holiday

It is a day that celebrates womanhood and also women's solidarity in the struggle for emancipation.

March 15 Friday Constitution Day Observance

It's a holiday to honor the constitution of a country.

April 21 Sunday Easter Sunday Observance

Christian festival and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament.

April 26 Friday Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day Observance

Day of Commemoration in Memory of the people who lost their lives in the worst nuclear power plant accident in history.

April 28 Sunday Orthodox Easter Day (Русский) Observance

Easter Day celebrates Jesus’ resurrection from death. The Easter date is based on the Orthodox Christian church’s calendar.

May 1 Wednesday International Workers' Day Public holiday

It's a celebration of labourers and the working classes which occurs every year on May Day (1 May), an ancient European spring festival.

May 7 Tuesday Radonitsa Observance

In the Russian Orthodox Church is a commemoration of the departed observed on the second Tuesday of Easter or on the second Monday of Easter.

May 9 Thursday Victory Day Public holiday

It's a holiday that commemorates the surrender of Nazi Germany in 1945.

July 3 Wednesday Independence Day of the Republic of Belarus Public holiday

National day commemorates Red Army's 1944 liberation of Minsk during the Minsk Offensive

July 6 Saturday Kupala Night Observance

Traditional festival of the Eastern Slavs, dedicated to the summer solstice and the nature's blossom

September 1 Sunday Day of Knowledge Observance

Often simply called 1 September, is the day when the school year traditionally starts in many countries of Eastern Europe.

November 2 Saturday Remembrance Day Observance

An ancient Slavic feast commemorating the dead ancestors.

November 7 Thursday October Revolution Day Public holiday

Anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution in 1917

December 25 Wednesday Christmas Day Public holiday

Christian feast day that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. Held on December 25th in Western Christianity and some Eastern churches, and on January 7th in Oriental Orthodoxy churches and most Eastern churches

December 31 Tuesday New Year's Eve Observance

The final day of the Gregorian year

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