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Day of Belarusian Written Language

Traditionally, the Day of Belarusian Written Language ...

(September 1, 2019, city of Slonim, Grodno region)

Traditionally, the Day of Belarusian Written Language is held in the cities, which are historical centers of culture, education and printing. For the first time in 1994, this Holiday was held in the city of Polotsk. Then its capitals were cities of Turov (twice), Novogrudok, Nesvizh, Orsha, Pinsk, Polotsk (three times), Zaslavl (twice), Mstislavl, Mir, Kamenets, Postavy, Shklov, Borisov, Smorgon, Khoiniki, Gantsevichi, Glubokoe, Bykhov, Shchuchin, Rogachev, Ivanovo. In 2001, this Festival was held in Mstislavl with the participation of the President of the Republic of Belarus. With years of celebration, the Festival has acquired a national status, has become a significant event in the cultural life of Belarus.

The main idea of this event is the careful preservation and development of the spiritual heritage of Belarus, promotion of national cultural traditions, showing their relationship with Slavic origins up to the present day, demonstration of the state’s constant concern for the spiritual and moral development of society in the context of supporting books and reading, national literature and publishing.

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