Belarus

HOLIDAYS AND TRADITIONS

Belarus culture

Belarusians develop an appreciation of a rich diversity of culture from a young age – art, music, theatre, literature and more.

HOLIDAYS AND TRADITIONS

Christmas in Belarus

Christmas in Belarus has been celebrated in their traditional ways since immemorial times.The ritualistic and religious dimension of the Christmas in Belarus undergone a change in recent times so that the festival has become more secular even though the traditional symbols and mood has remained the same.

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Religion of Belarus

Belarusians have always been tolerant to other religions. Perhaps, it is so because they always lived on the boundary between paganism and Christianity, as it was in the X century when the Prince of Kiev decided to convert Belarusians to the “true faith”; between the Orthodoxy and Catholicism, as in the times of the Great Lithuanian Principality and Rzecz Pospolita; between the faith and atheism during the era of the USSR.