Belarus

SHORT INFORMATION

Minsk is the capital of Belarus

First mentioned in the Medieval Chronicles under the year of 1067, Minsk, the capital of Belarus and its geographical heart, has a population of 1.7 million.

SHORT INFORMATION

Overview of Belarus

Belarus is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe, bordered clockwise by Russia to the northeast, Ukraine to the south, Poland to the west, and Lithuania and Latvia to the northwest.

HOLIDAYS AND TRADITIONS

Belarus Wedding Traditions

Belarus wedding traditions are quite ancient. One of the oldest wedding traditions involves the concept of “order in priority.” What this meant was that the oldest daughter was married first, followed by the next oldest and so forth. If a younger sister married before her older sister it was considered a major embarrassment for everyone.