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Belarus’ National Emblem and National Flag Day

Belarus’ National Emblem and National Flag Day
14 May 2017

The day in honor of Belarus’ main state symbols is celebrated on the second Sunday in May. According to the tradition, all regions of the country celebrate the day with patriotic events, concerts and, of course, with flying flags on public buildings and homes, and in the hands of everyone who join the festivities.

The most important and symbolic place for the May holiday is the National Flag Square in Minsk. Set up in 2013, it has become the venue of patriotic events for the fourth time. This year the event gathered thousands of people under the highest flagpole of the country’s largest flag. The event called "Glory to the Blessed Name of Our Land" following a line in the national anthem of Belarus was initiated by Belteleradiocompany with the support of the Minsk City Hall.

Diploma winners of the music and patriotic project, announced earlier by the First National Channel of the Belarusian Radio, joined the singing of the National Anthem on 14 May. The anthem singing event gathered about 3,500 people. Of them 1,700 were children’s and adult choirs and ensembles, soloists, professional musicians and amateur singers – all who reached the final of the competition. The singing campaign was also joined by opera singers: People’s Artist of Belarus Anastasia Moskvina and Honored Artist Stanislav Trifonov, composer, People’s Artist Vasily Rainchik and Honored Artist, singer and MP Irina Dorofeyeva.

Belarus’ National Emblem and National Flag Day
The National Anthem singing event in National Flag Square
The National Anthem singing event in National Flag Square
Thousands join the singing of the National Anthem in National Flag Square
Thousands join the singing of the National Anthem in National Flag Square
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