JANUARY

January 13 – “Schodryk”

This fascinating event will acquaint you with the traditional rite of celebrating the old New Year with rich kutya and masked characters.

Location: Belarusian State Museum of Folk Architecture and Lifestyle, Minsk district, Ozertso village

Contact information: www.etna.by

January 19 – 21 Stage of World Cycling Cup on the track

All fans of cycling will be able to enjoy the final round of the UCI World Cycling Cup on the track of the 2017-18 season.

Location: Minsk-Arena, Pobediteley Ave., 111

Contact information: minskcyclingclub.by , www.minskarena.by

January 25 Concert of Alexei Vorobyov

All visitors of Alexei Vorobyov concert will meet not only with the famous musician, but also with his producer project – the popular youth group “Friends”.

Location: Prime Hall, Pobediteley Ave., 65

Contact information: www.primehall.by

FEBRUARY

February 1-4 – Broadway show “Illusionists”

The Broadway show “Illusionists” is a stunning spectacle performed by the seven most amazing illusionists on Earth. The audience will see impressive acts of great illusion, floating in the air, reading of thoughts, disappearing and many other tricks.

Location: Chizhovka-Arena, Tashkentskaya St., 19

Contact information: www.chizhovka-arena.org, www.ticketpro.by, www.kvitki.by

February 3 – Concert of Stas Mikhailov

Concert of Stas Mikhailov is always a holiday, a sincere atmosphere and a lot of high-quality music. Come and enjoy the touching music and relax the mind!

Location: Palace of Sports, Pobediteley Ave., 4

Contact information: www.sportpalace.by, www.ticketpro.by, www.kvitki.by

February – Musical project “Minsk Jazz – 2018”

We invite all music lovers to plunge into the world of jazz. Bright performance, famous musicians and original reading of modern music – all of this you will find in one musical project “Minsk Jazz”.

Location: club named after F.E. Dzerzhinsky, Komsomolskaya St., 30

Contact information: www.guir.minsk.gov.by, www.orchestra.by

February 10 – “Love in Belarusian style”

This event will be especially interesting for couples in love who can take part in various games and competitions.

Location: Belarusian State Museum of Folk Architecture and Lifestyle, Minsk district, Ozertso village

Contact information: www.etna.by

February 10-11 – Federation Cup (Belarus-Germany)

The Belarusian women’s tennis team in the first round of the World Cup group will meet with the German team. Come and get unforgettable emotions!

Location: Palace of Sports, Pobediteley Ave., 4

Contact information: www.sportpalace.by

February 10-13 – V International Festival “Vladimir Spivakov invites”

Traditionally, this international music forum will turn Minsk into the musical and theatrical capital of the world. Without any exaggeration, as the stars of the world scale will take part in it.

Location: Palace of the Republic, Oktyabrskaya Sq., 1-1; Belarusian State Philharmonic Society, Nezavisimosti Ave., 50

Contact information: www.palace.by, www.philharmonic.by, www.ticketpro.by, www.kvitki.by

February 13 – Concert of Depeche Mode

The concert of the band Depeche Mode will be one of the brightest events in the capital musical life. Visitors of the concert will listen to the famous compositions filled with futuristic sound, original guitar parts and a fascinating show.

Location: Minsk-Arena, Pobediteley Ave., 111

Contact information: www.minskarena.by, www.ticketpro.by, www.kvitki.by

February Concert of Tina Karol

Tina Karol will perform in Minsk on the eve of Valentine’s Day. The new concert program of the singer is a symbiosis of female stories, expressed in songs and dance performances.

Location: Prime Hall, Pobediteley Ave., 65

Contact information: www.primehall.by

February Concert of J: Mors and the Presidential Orchestra

The “J: Mors” band and the Presidential Orchestra of the Republic of Belarus will present a special version of the program “Belarusian gold “, timed to the Day of Lovers.

Location: Prime Hall, Pobediteley Ave., 65

Contact information: www.primehall.by

February 16 – Concert of Ani Lorak

Ani Lorak will present her new show “Diva” as a gift to all lovers. The audience will hear their favorite and new hits and will be able to appreciate the charm of the singer and her beautiful voice.

Location: Minsk-Arena, Pobediteley Ave., 111

Contact information: www.minskarena.by, www.ticketpro.by, www.kvitki.by

February 17-18 – “Maslenitsa”

It is impossible to imagine Maslenitsa without songs, festivals and noisy seeing-off of winter. And, of course, without pancakes and burning the effigy, after which spring will inevitably come with its warm weather, greens and other joys.

Location: Belarusian State Museum of Folk Architecture and Lifestyle, Minsk district, Ozertso village; Museum complex “Dudutki”, Minsk region, Pukhovichi district, Ptich village

Contact information: www.etna.by, www.dudutki.by

February 18 – Shrove Sunday

You will have an excellent opportunity to plunge into the atmosphere of celebrating the last day of Maslenitsa, in which, according to ancient custom, every person asked forgiveness from all his relatives and neighbors.

Location: Belarusian State Museum of Folk Architecture and Lifestyle, Minsk district, Ozertso village

Contact information: www.etna.by

February 23 – Day of Defenders of the Motherland and the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus

It is a holiday that unites a large number of men in the modern world. It is a holiday that reminds us that the glorious history and military traditions of our great-grandfathers are not lost, and they continue to be honored by the heirs of the generation of winners. Those who protect peace and prosperity in modern conditions.

Location: concert venues of Minsk, Stalin’s Line, Belarusian Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War

Contact information: www.guir.minsk.gov.by, www.stalin-line.by

February 25 – Georgian National Ballet “Sukhishvili”

The National Ballet of Georgia “Sukhishvili” has earned world fame and love of the public long ago. They are called the “eighth wonder of the world”, “a hurricane on the stage”, “magic from Georgia”, and all the concerts take place with the same sellout in every country and city. And Minsk will not become an exception!

Location: Palace of the Republic, Oktyabrskaya Sq. 1-1

Contact information: www.palace.by, www.ticketpro.by, www.kvitki.by

February – International boxing tournament in memory of Hero of the Soviet Union V.I. Liventsev

We invite you to the International boxing tournament, where you can not only witness one of the oldest martial arts, but also remember the honored personality of physical culture, the Hero of the Soviet Union – V.I. Liventsev.

Location: Palace of Sports, Pobediteley Ave., 4

Contact information: www.sportpalace.by, www.boxingbelarus.by

MARCH

March 1 – Concert of The RASMUS

The RASMUS will bring its new album “Dark Matters” to Minsk. After five years of silence the band again bursts into our thoughts, hearts and playlists. At the concert, fans can enjoy the songs that have already become hits in many countries, as well as fall in love with absolutely new singles.

Location: Palace of the Republic, Oktyabrskaya Sq. 1-1

Contact information: www.palace.by, www.ticketpro.by, www.kvitki.by

March – International Grand Prix tournament in freestyle wrestling for the prizes of the three-time Olympic champion, Honorary Citizen of Minsk A.V. Medved

Alexander Vasilyevich Medved is a legend. The first three-time Olympic champion in freestyle wrestling in the history of international sports; multiple world, Europe and the USSR champion, he is also recognized as the best freestyle wrestler of the twentieth century.

Location: Palace of Sports, Pobediteley Ave., 4

Contact information: www.wrestling.by

March – Finals of the Speed Skating World Cup

In each competitive day, the fan zone will be organized with on-line broadcasting and entertainment for fans; it will be possible to support the athletes over a cup of warm, fragrant tea, have a snack, participate in rallies, listen to pleasant music and just have a good time there.

Location: Minsk-Arena, Pobediteley Ave., 111

Contact information: www.skating.by

March 8 – 12 – Minsk Spring Tango Festival 2018

A lot of good music, professional dancers, unforgettable performances – all of this is combined in the Minsk Spring Tango Festival 2018. One of the most mysterious dances around the world will be presented at the festival. Temper, mystery and passion – this is tango, which causes a whole range of positive emotions, not only for dancers, but also for spectators.

Location: Chizhovka-Arena, Tashkentskaya St., 19

Contact information: www.chizhovka-arena.org

March 9 – Concert of Irina Allegrova

Honoured Artist of Russia Irina Allegrova will congratulate all women with the International Women’s Day with her new program “Mono…”.

Location: Minsk-Arena, Pobediteley Ave., 111

Contact information: www.minskarena.by, www.ticketpro.by, www.kvitki.by

March 9 Concert of NaviBand

Finalists of the contest “Eurovision-2017” will present their new work – the album “One Road”.

Location: Prime Hall, Pobediteley Ave., 65

Contact information: www.primehall.by

March 15 Concert of MONATIK

Ukrainian singer, dancer, songwriter, composer will perform in Minsk with his new program.

Location: Prime Hall, Pobediteley Ave., 65

Contact information: www.primehall.by

March 17 – Gukanne Viasny

The Belarusian lands are rich in traditions, which are carefully preserved and passed down from generation to generation. One of the holidays that came to us from our ancestors is “Gukanne Viasny”. The period of frosty winter days ends, and the first sunny days come to replace them.

Location: Belarusian State Museum of Folk Architecture and Lifestyle, Minsk district, Ozertso village

Contact information: www.etna.by

March 22 – Concert of The Chizh & Co

The group Chizh & Co, authors of kind and heartfelt compositions, will perform in Minsk. Spectators of the concert will be able to immerse themselves both into a lyrical blues mood, and into driving rock.

Location: Prime Hall, Pobediteley Ave., 65

Contact information: www.primehall.by

March 23 – Concert of Nargiz

Nargiz is an example of freedom and emancipation; her concerts are very popular, especially among fans of ethno and rock music. Each of her concerts is an unforgettable show that you want to see again and again.

Location: Palace of the Republic, Oktyabrskaya Sq.1-1

Contact information: www.palace.by, www.ticketpro.by, www.kvitki.by

March 31 – Concert of the group “BI-2”

This fall, the group BI-2 will present its new album, “Horizon of Events”, to the public.

Location: Minsk-Arena, Pobediteley Ave., 111

Contact information: www.minskarena.by, www.ticketpro.by, www.kvitki.by

APRIL

April 1 – “Verbnitsa”

“Verbnitsa” is an ancient Christian festival where you can learn how to decorate a willow and consecrate decorated twigs. The theatrical performance “Decoration of icon corner with willow” will show the old traditions and ceremonies of the celebration of Pussy Willow Sunday in Belarus.

Location: Belarusian State Museum of Folk Architecture and Lifestyle, Minsk district, Ozertso village

Contact information: www.etna.by

April 4 – Concert of Nothing But Thieves

Within the framework of the world tour, the band Nothing But Thieves – one of the main representatives of the new British guitar wave will give its first Belarusian concert.

Location: Prime Hall, Pobediteley Ave., 65

Contact information: www.primehall.by

April 4 -7 – 21st International Spring Fair of Tourist Services “RECREATION-2018”

The participants of the spring fair will have the opportunity to advertise tourist routes, new tours, meet with old partners, establish new business contacts.

Location: Belexpo, Pobediteley Ave., 14

Contact information: www.belexpo.by

April – International Short Film Festival “Cinema Perpetuum Mobile”

An event for true connoisseurs of cinema. The annual international festival of short films will present films of different forms and themes, which will please even the most demanding critics.

Location: Cultural center “Corpus”, Masherova Ave., 9, building 8

Contact information: www.filmfest.by

April 19 – Concert of Elena Vaenga

The concert of Elena Vaenga is a real event for fans of her work, as well as for fans of good sincere music.

Location: Palace of the Republic, Oktyabrskaya square 1-1

Contact information: www.palace.by, www.ticketpro.by, www.kvitki.by

MAY

May 1 – Concert of the band “Splin”

“Splin” with the program The best! That’s the bottom line! You will hear the best songs from different albums, which are so famous and loved by the public.

Location: Prime Hall, Pobediteley Ave., 65

Contact information: www.primehall.by

May 6 – “Yur’ya”

We invite you to visit the ceremonial event “Yur’ya”, which will acquaint you with one of the most respected holidays of the national calendar. On this day the peasants went out with songs and sacrificial food to inspect their fields.

Location: Belarusian State Museum of Folk Architecture and Lifestyle, Minsk district, Ozertso village

Contact information: www.etna.by

May 9 – Victory Day

On this day, solemn events are held with the participation of war veterans, parades and festive processions, sporting events and traditional salute.

Location: squares, avenues, concert venues, parks and miniparks in Minsk, Stalin’s Line

Contact information: www.guir.minsk.gov.by, www.stalin-line.by, www.minsktourism.by

May – Opening of the 2018-cycling season “Minsk Carnival “VIVA Rovar”

Are you a supporter of a healthy lifestyle, and riding a bike brings you pleasure and a lot of positive emotions? Then this event is for you! To participate, bike lovers need to show a little imagination and decorate their vehicle so that it stands out against the others.

Location: start at the stele “Minsk – Hero City”

Contact information: www.minskcyclingclub.by

May 18 – International Museum Day

We invite all visitors to plunge into the atmosphere of the Belarusian village of the XIX century. At the master classes you will be able to master the activities and crafts that at that time each peasant owned, to work with the tools of those times. Also you will be able to listen to live traditional music and learn to dance folk dances.

Location: Belarusian State Museum of Folk Architecture and Lifestyle, Minsk district, Ozertso village

Contact information: www.etna.by

May 24 – Concert of the band IOWA

The audience will enjoy a big solo concert of the band IOWA with the new program “Dance Badly”.

Location: Prime Hall, Pobediteley Ave., 65

Contact information: www.primehall.by

May 26 – “Zyalyoniya Svyatki”

The program of the event includes master classes on weaving wreaths and belts on fingers, Trinity girls’ rituals, the ritual of worshiping the Trinity tree, the Polesya rite “Driving the Bush”, as well as traditional games and dances for folk instruments.

Location: Belarusian State Museum of Folk Architecture and Lifestyle, Minsk district, Ozertso village

Contact information: www.etna.by

May – The Age of Chivalry

The event invites all those who wish to join the medieval culture and traditions. It is difficult to imagine an era of the Middle Ages without military competitions of knights and archers. Tournaments capture attention with their spectacularity, scale and authenticity shown.

Location: Belarusian State Museum of Folk Architecture and Lifestyle, Minsk district, Ozertso village

Contact information: www.etna.by, histfest.by

May – Festival “Battle of four epochs”

Format of the event: a multi-festival dedicated to four important historical epochs of Belarus: The Viking Age, the Middle Ages, the Szlachta of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the Age of Napoleon. Throughout the festival there will be an independent program in each of the camps: exhibitions, staging, performance of musicians, dancers and street theaters, tournament fights and much more.

Location: to be determined

Contact information: www.minsktourism.by

May – International Festival of Puppet Theaters

The International Festival of Puppet Theaters unites a large number of artists and directors on its stage. The program of the festival includes performances for small and adult fans of theatrical puppetry.

Location: Minsk theaters

Contact information: www.guir.minsk.gov.by, www.puppet-minsk.com

May – Festival-fair of crafts “Spring bouquet”

Here you can not only purchase the products of folk artists, but also see the creative processes with your own eyes, and also take part in them directly.

Location: territory of the Upper town

Contact information: www.guir.minsk.gov.by

May – September – Summer music and tourist season in the Upper Town

We invite you to spend time in the historical center of the capital. Without changing the tradition, in summer, new events, concerts, creative projects will take place on the sites of the Upper city. The street musicians will also continue to please the passers-by with their music.

Location: territory of the Upper town

Contact information: www.guir.minsk.gov.by

May – International action “Night of Museums”

Night, shrouded in a halo of romance and mystery. We suggest opening the veil of secrets of the Minsk museums and immersing oneself into a cultural insomnia. The Minsk museums open their doors to visitors and invite them to take part in special programs. Become a part of the cultural life of the city!

Location: Minsk museums

Contact information: www.guir.minsk.gov.by

May – International competitions in cycling “Minsk Grand Prix”

Come to the international competitions in cycling “Grand Prix Minsk” and make sure that there is no limit to perfection. The best riders from all over the world will take part in the competition.

Location: Minsk-Arena, Pobediteley Ave., 111

Contact information: www.minskarena.by, www.minskcyclingclub.by

JUNE

June 23 – 25 – Open air festival “Kupalskae Kola”

This is the largest folk festival in Belarus with a long history that combined ancient traditions and rituals with modern theatrical concerts and incredible ethnic music. A benevolent friendly atmosphere and incredible emotions await all the participants.

Location: country complex “Komarovo”, Minsk district, Urozhainaya village

Contact information: www.kupalskajekola.com, www.komarovovillage.by

June 24 – Ancient Kupalle

The holiday “Kupalle” is considered one of the most significant and colorful holidays in Belarus. It is difficult to imagine the present “Kupalle” without jumping through the bonfire, singing, weaving wreaths and searching for “Paparats-Kvetka”. We invite all comers to join the ancient rite.

Location: Belarusian State Museum of Folk Architecture and Lifestyle, Minsk district, Ozertso village

Contact information: www.etna.by

June – International Caravaners’ Forum

To get to know them closely and to understand who the caravaners are, we invite you to the International Forum, which will once again be held in Belarus. Each participant of the Forum will have a rich sports and cultural and entertainment program.

Location: to be determined

Contact information: www.caravaning.by, www.ucb.by

June 16 – 17 – Kupalle open-air “Svyata Sontsa”

The holiday “Kupalle” is covered with legends and myths, ancient pagan and Christian traditions, beliefs of our ancestors are mixed in its rites. The soul of the Belarusian people is revealed in the most vivid manner in the traditions and rituals of “Kupalle”.

Location: Museum complex “Dudutki”, Pukhovichi district, Ptich village

Contact information: www.dudutki.by

JULY

July 3 – Independence Day of the Republic of Belarus

On this day there is a holiday with all the scope of folk festivals and fairs, attractions, concerts, sports, fireworks in the squares, parks and the streets of Minsk. You will be able to see the military parade in the center of the city during the day, and in the evening enjoy the beauty of the festive salute.

Location: squares, avenues, concert venues, parks and miniparks in Minsk

Contact information: www.guir.minsk.gov.by, www.minsktourism.by

July 7 – Kupalle

You will get a chance to plunge into the atmosphere of the celebration of “Kupalle”, to attend a master class on weaving wreaths from wildflowers and herbs, to participate in real Kupalle fortune-telling.

Location: Belarusian State Museum of Folk Architecture and Lifestyle, Minsk district, Ozertso village

Contact information: www.etna.by

July 21 – Zazhynki

Zazhynki is an ancient rite, which referred to a good harvest. You will get acquainted with the traditions associated with harvesting, hear the harvest summer songs performed on traditional musical instruments.

Location: Belarusian State Museum of Folk Architecture and Lifestyle, Minsk district, Ozertso village

Contact information: www.etna.by

July – International cycling competitions “Minsk Grand Prix” and Minsk Cup (highway)

The upcoming competitions in cycling “Minsk Grand Prix” will bring together a truly stellar team! Join us to see and cheer for the best of the best.

Location: the beginning at the Palace of Sports, Pobediteley Ave., 4

Contact information: www.minskcyclingclub.com

July – International Festival “Our Grunwald”

The annual festival of culture and music will immerse the guests and participants in the medieval traditions of our ancestors. A rich and bright program, within the framework of which there will be chivalrous unmounted and mounted tournaments on medieval canons, massive chivalrous battles, archery tournaments will wait for you.

Location: Museum complex “Dudutki”, Pukhovichi district, Ptich village

Contact information: www.dudutki.by

July 28 – 29 – Art picnic Freaky Summer Party

The annual summer festival of positive smiles and active movements in the format of a cozy picnic with good friends. Music, street-food, master classes, playgrounds and a wonderful mood. Join with your friends and the summer mood is guaranteed!

Location: to be determined

Contact information: www.artpicnic.by

AUGUST

August 19 – Spasauka-Lasauka

You will be able to taste apples, honey, bread, dishes of national Belarusian cuisine and consecrate fruits and vegetables at the festive event “Spasauka-Lasauka”. On this day, visitors will be able to get acquainted with the traditional rituals that were characteristic for those days.

Location: Belarusian State Museum of Folk Architecture and Lifestyle, Minsk district, Ozertso village

Contact information: www.etna.by

August – Viking Way Festival

The masters’ market, the Viking camp, duels and theatrical battles, archery tournaments and a variety of master classes – all this awaits you at an exciting festival!

Location: to be determined

Contact information: www.minsktourism.by

August 25 – Harvest festival “Zhytsen”

At the harvest festival everyone can join the real agricultural rite. There will be traditional harvest songs and live instrumental music, master classes on weaving wreaths from spikes, dancing and playing program for adults and children in the program of the festival.

Location: Belarusian State Museum of Folk Architecture and Lifestyle, Minsk district, Ozertso village

Contact information: www.etna.by

SEPTEMBER

September – Holiday of the city of Minsk

Celebration of the Day of the City of Minsk is a lot of cultural events and festivities, fireworks and concert venues throughout the city.

Location: square, avenues, concert grounds, parks and miniparks of Minsk

Contact information: www.guir.minsk.gov.by

September – International festival of historical reconstruction “Minsk starazhytny”

The audience will see chivalrous battles, horse fights, storming the fortress. In the “City of Masters” you can not only purchase replicas of weapons, armor, equipment, but also take part in their creation.

Location: green area at the intersection of Pobediteley Ave. and Masherova Ave.

Contact information: www.guir.minsk.gov.by

the beginning of September – Folk-festival “Kamyanitsa”

Traditional folk-festival, where you can listen to the performance of the best ethno-folk groups of Belarus and abroad, buy products of Belarusian masters, taste dishes of Belarusian cuisine.

Location: Belarusian State Museum of Folk Architecture and Lifestyle, Minsk district, Ozertso village

Contact information: www.etna.by

September 22 – Rite “Bagach”

We invite you to plunge into the atmosphere of the ancient agricultural holiday, which was celebrated in honor of the end of harvesting. Folk rituals, songs, dances and master classes await you.

Location: Belarusian State Museum of Folk Architecture and Lifestyle, Minsk district, Ozertso village

Contact information: www.etna.by

September – Brazilian-Belarusian Street Art Festival “Vulica Brasil”

Minsk is a bright city! “Brazilian Street” in Minsk comes to life to give even more colors to the Belarusian capital. As part of the festival, street artists will create their incredible street art projects in the Belarusian capital.

Location: streets of Minsk

Contact information: www.vulica-brasil.by

September – Minsk half-marathon “Minsk Polo Marathon”

“Minsk Polo Marathon” is a unique opportunity to see Minsk from an unusual side: when will there yet be an opportunity to warm up right in the middle of the central avenue?

Location: the beginning at the Palace of Sports, Pobediteley Ave., 4

Contact information: www.polomarathon.by

September – H.O.G. Rally Minsk 2018: Closure of the Harley-Davidson motor season

A grand event dedicated to the closing of the motor season, will bring together bikers from different countries. There will be demonstration exhibition performances of famous bikers and showmen, a show program with the participation of artists of the Belarusian stage, rallies of souvenirs from Harley-Davidson.

Location: ground near the Palace of Sports, Pobediteley Ave., 4

Contact information: www.hog.by

September – International tourist exhibition “Tourist business-2018”

Participating in the exhibition of tourist services, you will get the opportunity to take part in presentations, round tables, seminars on the most urgent problems of the tourism industry.

Location: Belexpo, Pobediteley Ave., 14

Contact information: www.belexpo.by

OCTOBER

October 14 – “Pakrouski kirmash”

This holiday is determined to the end of field work. You will be able to take part in the dance and game program, as well as purchase keepsake.

Location: Belarusian State Museum of Folk Architecture and Lifestyle, Minsk district, Ozertso village

Contact information: www.etna.by

October – Yuri Bashmet International Festival

One of the main ideas of the festival is to provide an opportunity for young talented musicians to perform on the same stage with world famous experts. The audience will immerse themselves in the fascinating world of classical music!

Location: Palace of the Republic, Oktyabrskaya Sq., 1-1; Belarusian State Philharmonic Society, Nezavisimosti Ave., 50

Contact information: www.bashmet-festival.com, www.palace.by, www.philharmonic.by

October – International Forum of Theater Art “TEART”

Do you like theatrical art? The best theatrical productions from around the world, a brilliant game of actors and the loudest director’s names will wait for you at the forum!

Location: Minsk theaters

Contact information: www.teart.by

NOVEMBER

November – Music contest “Junior Eurovision Song Contest – 2018”

Belarus will host the contest for the second time. The Junior Eurovision Song Contest is the annual international television song contest, which is attended by representatives of the member countries of the European Broadcasting Union.

Location: Minsk-Arena, Pobediteley Ave., 111

Contact information: www.minskarena.by, www.ticketpro.by, www.kvitki.by

November – Minsk International Film Festival “Listapad”

Film festival “Listopad” is deservedly considered one of the visiting cards of the cultural life of the city. The international jury, the films that have become the prize-winners of the prestigious film festivals of the world, and together with them the debut works, which amaze with their innovation.

Location: cinemas of Minsk

Contact information: www.listapad.com

November – International tournament in memory of Olympic champion Oleg Karavaev on Greco-Roman wrestling

This international tournament bears the name of Oleg Karavaev, who became the first Belarusian Olympic champion in Greco-Roman wrestling, which used to be called classical.

Location: Palace of Sports, Pobediteley Ave., 4

Contact information: www.wrestling.by

November 11 – Svyata Kavalya

On the holiday you will see how one can create the finest products with the help of fire, a red-hot metal bar and a hammer, get acquainted with the traditions of this skill.

Location: Belarusian State Museum of Folk Architecture and Lifestyle, Minsk district, Ozertso village

Contact information: www.etna.by

November 18 – Pilipauskiya vyachorki

A wonderful holiday of the autumn-winter period, which is devoted to household chores. You will be able to participate in creative workshops on spinning, as well as an exciting youth game “Vyachorki”.

Location: Belarusian State Museum of Folk Architecture and Lifestyle, Minsk district, Ozertso village

Contact information: www.etna.by

DECEMBER

December – Minsk International Christmas Opera Forum

The grandiose holiday of the opera from year to year gains soldouts and gives fans of opera art a unique opportunity to meet with opera stars and musicians of the first magnitude.

Location: National Academic Bolshoi Theater of Opera and Ballet, Parizhskoy Kommuny Sq., 1

Contact information: www.bolshoibelarus.by

December 22 – Kalyady

Within the framework of this event, you can go Christmas caroling, take part in different master classes and carol quests, see the traditional batleika, treat yourself with the ritual porridge “kutya” and herbal decoction, and try a real Christmas fortune-telling.

Location: Belarusian State Museum of Folk Architecture and Lifestyle, Minsk district, Ozertso village

Contact information: www.etna.by

December – International competition “Baby Cup” in rhythmic-sportive gymnastics

Children’s emotions, bright costumes, plastic and grace – future stars of rhythmic gymnastics will show their skills at the traditional children’s tournament Baby Cup.

Location: Palace of Sports, Pobediteley Ave., 4

Contact information: www.bga.by, www.sportpalace.by

since December 25 – Festive Christmas and New Year’s events

In anticipation of the Christmas holidays Minsk turns into a fairy city and shines in the splendor of New Year’s illumination! City parks, skating rinks, squares await you for winter fun and traditional festivities, while cafes and restaurants will treat you with delicious national and European cuisine.

Location: concert venues, stadiums, parks in Minsk

Contact information: www.guir.minsk.gov.by