History of Independence Day

Initially, July 27 was the date of Independence Day, as the Declaration “On the State Sovereignty of the BSSR” was adopted on that day in 1990. However, in 1996, during a referendum, it was proposed to move the holiday to July 3, where the majority supported the idea. In the post-Soviet space, the Republic of Belarus is the only country where the date is not associated with the separation from the Soviet Union.

Independence Day

Independence Day is a non-working day in our country. Almost every time there is a parade on this day (except 1999 and 2021). The holiday in 2014 was special because it was the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Belarus from the occupation.

2021 program in regional centers


On the stage at Minsk Hero City Stele from 18.00 to 20.00 the Russian orchestra “Turetsky Choir” will perform. At about 21.00 there will be a concert of our pop stars.

The festive program will end with a fireworks display. It is planned in six locations in the city:

  • park named after Hugo Chávez,
  • park named after M. Pavlov,
  • Victory Park,
  • embankment at the Drozdy Reservoir,
  • at the National Library,
  • at Chizhovka Arena.

Large-scale competitions and performances will take place all over the city.


Vitebsk plans to repeat the last year’s program, but with consideration of the epidemiological situation.

First, there will be laying bouquets in front of the monuments honoring the soldiers and partisans. On Victory Square there will be a music program and amusement rides. Near Victory Park a festival of car audio will take place. In addition, throughout the day there will be exhibitions, demonstrations and competitions. The holiday will end with the anthem and fireworks.


Lots of entertainment is planned in this city:

a major gala concert and exhibition of military equipment are planned in the morning,
From 12.00 to 16.00 — Festival for children and colorful festival,
From 12.00 to 18.00 — Exhibition fair of craftsmen, festival at the library, 
13.00 — Show of art objects of the local project, Concert of teachers of the children’s art school,
15.00 — Concert of a brass band,
From 15.00 to 16.00 — Concert of Alexander Solodukha,
16.00 — Theatrical tour,
17.00 — A cappella concert “Music of the City”,
18.00 — 20.00 — Competition for the strongest residents of Mogilev, 
20.30 — festive program,
23.00 — festive fireworks. 


Throughout the city there will be celebrations, laying of bouquets to the monuments of fallen soldiers.

In the morning, an All-Belarusian prayer will be held in the Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul. Then there will be a procession of veterans, members of labor, sports and creative teams. At 11 am on Lenin Square, people who have been awarded the title “Person of the Year 2021” will be honored. The day will end with a concert program of the Gomel Symphony Orchestra and the best creative groups of the city. At 23.00 fireworks will start.


In Brest at 9 am there will be laying of flowers to the “Liberation” monument, at 10 — to the Eternal Flame. In the evening, starting at 21.30, a festive concert is expected at the monument “The Star” of the State Institution “Memorial Complex ‘Brest Fortress-Hero’”. The action of the anthem singing is expected five minutes before the fireworks, and at 23.00 the festive fireworks themselves.


  • At 10:30 in Zhiliber’r Park, laying of flowers to the monument dedicated to fallen partisans will take place.
  • On Lenin Square, from 9 am to 1 am, various activities will take place: a concert of the “Beliye Rosy” band, a performance of the “Narodnaya Ranitsa” collective, the guests TEO and Olga Ryzhikova will perform.
  • A thematic interactive area will be organized on Tiesenhaus Square.
  • On Sovetskaya Street there will be exhibitions of artisans and craftsmen, as well as a concert program.
  • Various meetings and equally interesting events will be organized in all neighborhoods of the city.

In each city you can definitely have fun and spend a great weekend!