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Year of Native Land in Belarus

25 Jul 2018

Belarusian Written Language Day celebrations to focus on Native Land theme

Belarusian Written Language Day celebrations to focus on Native Land theme

MINSK, 25 July (BelTA) – The 25th anniversary celebrations of Belarusian Written Language Day will take place in the town of Ivanovo, Brest Oblast. The celebrations will be themed around Native Land, BelTA learned from head of the publishing and printing department of the Information Ministry Yelena Pavlova.

The celebrations will kick off in the municipal park at 12:00 on 2 September.

The program of the festival will include a ceremony to celebrate winners of the National Literature Award. The contest is organized by the Information Ministry, Culture Ministry, Education Ministry and the Union of Writers of Belarus.

Novelists from 15 countries were invited to attend a traditional international roundtable session of men of letters.

The festival of books and printed press will start on 1 September. It will feature book pavilions, thematic book venues, exposition of national and regional printed press.

Visitors will have an opportunity to meet with Belarusian writers, publishers, and journalists and attend presentations of books and periodicals.

The final stage of the national competition of young readers Live Classics will take place on Knowledge Day.

A series of events will celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Primer.

The sci-tech conference Ivanovo Readings will be organized by the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus.

The Road to Holy Places scientific and educational expedition with the Holy Light is a traditional event of Belarusian Written Language Day. 

Belarusian Written Language Day was instituted in 1994 and is marked annually on the first Sunday of September.

Polotsk hosted Belarusian Written Language Day celebrations in 2017.

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