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2019 (public news feed delayed by 30 days)

  • Apr
  • 11
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  • Belarus May 2019 Public Holidays

    The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus (Minsk) - The government of Belarus has confirmed the list of one-off bridge public holidays for May 2019.
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2018

  • Dec
  • 18
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  • Belarus 2019 Public Holidays Finalized

    The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus (Minsk) - The government of Belarus has issued the "Decree of the Council of Ministers No. 906 of December 15, 2018" which completes and expands the previously-released draft proposal for the annual list of official non-working public holidays in Belarus in the calendar year 2019.
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  • Dec
  • 12
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  • Belarus 2019 Public Holidays Announced

    The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus (Minsk) - The Minister of the Economy of Belarus, Dmitry Krutoy, has announced the annual list of official non-working public holidays in Belarus for the calendar year 2019.
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  • Nov
  • 2
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  • Belarus 2018 Year-End Public Holidays

    The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus (Minsk) - The government of Belarus has confirmed the list of one-off bridge public holidays for December 2018.
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  • Apr
  • 10
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  • Belarus Rules-Out March 25 Public Holiday

    The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus (Minsk) - Belarusian President, Alexander Lukashenko, has ruled-out the introduction of a new annual non-working public holiday in Belarus, on March 25, the day when the Belarusian People's Republic (BPR) was declared in 1918.
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2017

  • Nov
  • 30
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  • Belarus 2018 Public Holidays Finalized

    The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus (Minsk) - The government of Belarus has issued the "Decree of the Council of Ministers No. 903 of November 29, 2017" which completes and expands the previously-released draft proposal for the annual list of official non-working public holidays in Belarus in the calendar year 2018.
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  • Oct
  • 30
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  • Belarus 2018 Public Holidays Announced

    The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus (Minsk) - The Council of Ministers of Belarus has received a draft proposal for the annual list of official non-working public holidays in Belarus in the calendar year 2018.
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2016

  • Dec
  • 8
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  • Belarus 2017 Bank Holidays Announced

    The Central Bank of Belarus, Belarusbank (Minsk) - The Central Bank of Belarus (Belarusbank) has in turn released its annual list of official bank holidays in Belarus for the upcoming calendar year 2017 (except Saturday and Sunday).
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  • Nov
  • 10
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  • Belarus 2017 Public Holidays Released

    The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus (Minsk) - The Council of Ministers of Belarus has approved the annual list of official non-working public holidays in Belarus in the calendar year 2017, and released the details thereof in the "Resolution of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus No. 912".
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2015

  • Dec
  • 8
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  • Belarus 2016 Bank Holidays Announced

    The Central Bank of Belarus, Belarusbank (Minsk) - The Central Bank of Belarus (Belarusbank) has in turn released its annual list of official bank holidays in Belarus for the upcoming calendar year 2016 (except Saturday and Sunday).
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  • Nov
  • 25
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  • Belarus 2016 Public Holidays Released

    The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus (Minsk) - The Council of Ministers of Belarus has approved the annual list of official non-working public holidays in Belarus in the calendar year 2016, and released the details thereof in the "Resolution of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus No. 976".
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  • Nov
  • 13
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  • Belarus 2016 Public Holidays Announced

    The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus (Minsk) - The government of Belarus, via its First Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Security, Andrew Lobovich, has announced that it had finalized its annual list of official public holidays in Belarus for the upcoming calendar year 2016.
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2014

  • Dec
  • 17
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  • Belarus Public Holiday December 26

    The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus (Minsk) - The government of Belarus has confirmed that the upcoming, December 20, non-working day, would be moved to December 26, 2014, which will therefore be a non-working public holiday in Belarus to link the annual Catholic Christmas Day public holiday of Belarus with the subsequent weekend.
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  • Nov
  • 22
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  • Belarus 2015 Bank Holidays Announced

    The Central Bank of Belarus, Belarusbank (Minsk) - The Central Bank of Belarus (Belarusbank) has in turn released its annual list of official bank holidays in Belarus for the upcoming calendar year 2015.
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  • Nov
  • 12
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  • Belarus 2015 Public Holidays Announced

    The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus (Minsk) - The government of Belarus has released its annual list of official public holidays in Belarus for the upcoming calendar year 2015.
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  • Jun
  • 29
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  • Belarus Public Holiday July 4

    The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus (Minsk) - The government of Belarus has confirmed that the upcoming, July 12, non-working day, would be moved to July 4, 2014, which will therefore be a non-working public holiday in Belarus to link the annual Belarus Independence Day public holiday with the subsequent weekend.
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2013

  • Dec
  • 2
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  • Belarus 2014 Public Holidays Announced

    The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus (Minsk) - The government of Belarus has released its annual list of official public holidays in Belarus for the upcoming calendar year 2014.
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2012

  • Dec
  • 1
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  • Belarus 2013 Public Holidays Announced

    The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus (Minsk) - The government of Belarus has released the list of official public holidays in Belarus for the upcoming calendar year 2013.
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  • Jun
  • 3
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  • Belarus Public Holiday July 2

    Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus (Minsk) - The president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, has issued a decree declaring Monday, July 2, 2012, as a one-off non-working bridge public holiday in Belarus on account of the upcoming Independence Day of the Republic of Belarus annual non-working public holiday on Tuesday, July 3, 2012.
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  • Apr
  • 26
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  • Belarus April 30 Public Holiday Ruled-Out

    Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus (Minsk) - The Press Secretary to the Prime Minister of Belarus, Olga Long, has issued a statement ruling-out the imminent declaration of Monday, April 30, 2012, as another one-off non-working bridge public holiday in Belarus.
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  • Apr
  • 9
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  • Belarus Public Holiday April 23

    Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus (Minsk) - The president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, has issued a decree declaring Monday, April 23, 2012, as another one-off non-working bridge public holiday in Belarus on account of the upcoming Radunitsa non-working public holiday on April 24, 2012.
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  • Mar
  • 1
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  • Belarus Public Holiday March 9

    Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus (Minsk) - The president of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, has issued a decree declaring Friday, March 9, 2012, as a one-off non-working public holiday in Belarus.
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2011

  • Dec
  • 29
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  • Belarus 2012 Public Holidays Announced

    Belarusbank (Minsk) - The government of Belarus has released the list of official public holidays in Belarus for the calendar year 2012.
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  • Mar
  • 1
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  • Belarus Declares March 7 and May 2nd Public Holidays

    Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus (Minsk) - The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus has issued a resolution declaring Monday, March 7, and Monday, May 2, 2011, as a one-off, non-working public holidays in Belarus.
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  • Jan
  • 27
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  • Belarus 2011 Public Holidays Announced

    Belarusbank (Minsk) - The government of Belarus has released the list of official public holidays in Belarus for the calendar year 2011.
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2010

  • Apr
  • 30
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  • Belarus Declares Exceptional May 10 Public Holiday

    Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus (Minsk) - The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus has issued a resolution declaring Monday, May 10, 2010, as a one-off, day in lieu, non-working public holiday in Belarus, to compensate the fact that this year's, May 9th, 65th anniversary of the Great Victory over fascism falls on a Sunday.
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  • Apr
  • 1
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  • Belarus Public Holiday April 12

    Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus (Minsk) - The Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus, Sergei Sidorsky, has issued a decree declaring Monday, April 12, 2010, as a one-off non-working bridge public holiday in Belarus on account of the upcoming Radunitsa (Ancestors Veneration Day) on Tuesday, April 13, 2010.
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2009

  • Dec
  • 29
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  • Belarus 2010 Public Holidays Announced

    Belarusbank (Minsk) - The government of Belarus has released the list of official public holidays in Belarus for the calendar year 2010.
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  • Mar
  • 13
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  • Belarus Public Holiday April 27

    Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus (Minsk) - The First Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus, Vladimir Semashko, has issued a decree declaring Monday, April 27, 2009, as a one-off non-working bridge public holiday in Belarus on account of the upcoming Radunitsa (Ancestors Veneration Day) on Tuesday, April 28, 2009.
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2008

  • Dec
  • 19
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  • Belarus 2009 Public Holidays Announced

    Belarusbank (Minsk) - The government of Belarus has released the list of official public holidays in Belarus for the calendar year 2009.
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  • Jan
  • 9
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  • Belarus Asked To Declare March 25 Public Holiday

    Belapan (Minsk) - A committee for organizing the festivities marking the 90th anniversary of the 1918 short-lived nationalist Belarusian People's Republic (BPR) has asked the government of Belarus to declare the day when BPR independence was proclaimed, March 25th, a public holiday.
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2006

  • Dec
  • 20
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  • Belarus Public Holiday January 2

    Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus (Minsk) - The Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus, Sergei Sidorsky, has issued a decree declaring Tuesday, January 2, 2007, as a one-off non-working bridge public holiday in Belarus on account of the upcoming New Year annual non-working public holiday in Belarus.
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  • Nov
  • 29
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  • Belarus Mulls May 9 Public Holiday

    Ros Business Consulting - At the CIS summit in Minsk, a document recommending that CIS states make the Victory Day (May 9) a public holiday and adopt a national law to this effect has been made ready for signing.
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2004

  • Apr
  • 15
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  • Belarus Public Holiday April 19

    Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus (Minsk) - The Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus, Sergei Sidorsky, has issued a decree declaring Monday, April 19, 2004, as a one-off non-working bridge public holiday in Belarus on account of the upcoming Radunitsa (Ancestors Veneration Day) on Tuesday, April 20, 2004.
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2003

  • Dec
  • 18
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  • Belarus Declares January 1-7 Public Holidays

    Press Service of the President of the Republic of Belarus - The President of the Republic of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, has signed a decree making the 7-day period from January 1 to January 7, 2004, as official public holidays.
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  • Apr
  • 25
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  • Belarus Public Holiday May 5

    Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus (Minsk) - The Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus has issued a decree declaring Monday, May 5, 2003, as a one-off non-working bridge public holiday in Belarus on account of the upcoming Radunitsa (Ancestors Veneration Day) on Tuesday, May 6, 2003.
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2001

  • Jun
  • 11
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  • Belarus Public Holiday July 2

    Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus (Minsk) - The Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus has issued a decree declaring Monday, July 2, 2001, as a one-off non-working bridge public holiday in Belarus on account of the upcoming Independence Day of the Republic of Belarus annual non-working public holiday on Tuesday, July 3, 2001.
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1998

  • Mar
  • 26
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  • Belarus Cancels Easter And All Saints' Public Holidays

    Radio Free Europe - Belarus President Lukashenko has signed a decree cancelling both Catholic and Orthodox Easter, as well as All Saints' Day, as official public holidays in Belarus.
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  • Mar
  • 13
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  • Belarus Public Holiday April 27

    Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus (Minsk) - The Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus, S. Ling, has issued a decree declaring Monday, April 27, 1998, as a one-off non-working bridge public holiday in Belarus on account of the upcoming Radunitsa (Ancestors Veneration Day) on Tuesday, April 28, 1998.
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1997

  • Nov
  • 17
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  • Belarus New Year 1998 Public Holiday Extended

    Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus (Minsk) - The Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus, S. Ling, has issued a decree declaring Friday, January 2, 1998, as a one-off non-working bridge public holiday in Belarus.
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  • Mar
  • 28
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  • Belarus Clarifies Details Of April 2nd Public Holiday

    Belarusian Radio (Minsk) - An announcement by the main directorate of public and political information of the Belarusian president's administration declares April 2nd (the anniversary of the Community of Russia and Belarus) as a public holiday, albeit a working day.
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1996

  • Dec
  • 20
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  • Belarus 1997 Public Holidays Further Extended

    Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus (Minsk) - The Acting Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus, S. Ling, has issued a decree declaring Thursday, January 2, 1997, as another one-off non-working bridge public holiday in Belarus.
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  • Dec
  • 6
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  • Belarus New Year 1997 Public Holiday Extended

    Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus (Minsk) - The Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus, M. Chigir, has issued a decree declaring Monday, January 6, 1997, as a one-off non-working bridge public holiday in Belarus on account of the upcoming Orthodox Christmas annual public holiday of Belarus.
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  • Nov
  • 25
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  • Belarus Moves July 27 Public Holiday To July 3

    The New York Times - Following yesterday's referendum, Belarus President, Alyaksandr Lukashenka, has formally implemented the move of the July 27th public holiday to July 3rd by decree.
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  • Oct
  • 28
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  • Belarus Public Holiday November 8

    Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus (Minsk) - The Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus, M. Chigir, has issued a decree declaring Friday, November 8, 1996, as a one-off non-working bridge public holiday in Belarus on account of the upcoming October Revolution Day annual public holiday of Belarus on Thursday, November 7, 1996.
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  • Aug
  • 2
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  • Belarus Referendum On July 27 Public Holiday

    Radio Free Europe - Belarus President, Alyaksandr Lukashenka, has confirmed that the upcoming referendum will include a question on changing the public holiday marking the republic's declaration of independence from July 27th to July 3rd.
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See also: Belarus bank holidays and public holidays for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

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