Constitution Day in Belarus

Constitution Day is ⁢a holiday in Belarus that is observed annually on March 15th. It commemorates the adoption of the Constitution ⁣of this country on this day back in 1994. Belarus declared its independence from the Soviet Union, and⁣ three years later, it adopted the Belarus ‍Constitution on⁣ March‌ 15, 1994. Although this constitution ​was the fifth one to be created since the October Revolution of 1917, it is the first constitution of an independent Belarus.

Since it was adopted, this constitution ⁢has ⁤been amended ​twice—once in 1996 and again ‌in⁤ 2004. Under this constitution,⁣ citizens of Belarus are guaranteed the right⁢ to healthcare,​ the right to social ⁤welfare for the sick, disabled, and elderly,⁣ and the right to free general education. It also established Belarusian and Russian as the official languages, as well as a variety of other rights we have not mentioned.

Fascinating Facts⁢ About Belarus

Below are some of the facts that our research uncovered while we were ‌researching Belarus Constitution Day. We are‌ going to look at them before we move on to discussing how this holiday⁤ is observed in Belarus.

  • Approximately 40% ⁢of ⁤Belarus is forested.
  • Belarus has hundreds​ of potato-based dishes.
  • Belarus has a large number of casinos.
  • This country has over 20,000 streams.
  • Belarus has one of the largest ⁢reserves of⁤ potash (potassium salts).
  • Settlements have been found in this country ⁢that date back 100,000 years.
  • Belarus celebrates its Independence Day on July 3rd every year.

Observing Constitution Day in Belarus

Although this day is a national⁢ holiday, it is not celebrated with the same amount of fanfare as Constitution Days ⁣in other countries. On this day, there are not large⁢ parades, although there may be a few smaller ⁣local parades.

Mainly, people decorate their homes with the flag of Belarus, attend small events with friends and family members, and watch special ‌programming on their televisions.

Where is it celebrated?
Belarus (Observance)
When is it?
This year (2024)
March 15 Friday
Next year (2025)
March 15 Saturday
Last year (2023)
March 15 Wednesday