Minsk, Territory of Culture

Belarus is a culturally diverse country. And the centre of Belarusian cultural life is its capital, the city of Minsk. Its multiple museums, theatres, cinemas, art galleries, concert halls, exhibition sites maintain and enrich this diversity year on year. That’s why the cultural calendar of the city is so intensively eventful and at any moment has to offer something unique even to the most sophisticated taste. Here’s the list of the most atmospheric cultural events in Minsk:

The Night of Museums.

Every year the 18th of May is a special day, a day when museums all over the world celebrate their professional holiday. Till morning visitors are free to enter museums and enjoy their entertaining festive programs. Minsk museums are not the exception and they also join this international initiative to show the potential of modern museums. Special excursions, performances, exhibitions are prepared by Belarusian museum for their comers on this day.

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International Film Festival “Listapad”.

This event, popular among the cinema devotees, is held annually in November in Minsk. The program of Minsk IFF comprises Feature Films Competition, Documentary Films Competition and Children and Youth Films Competition “Listapadzik” and claims to support cinema, maintain its high social cultural and social status and develop international cultural ties. Films produced in Baltic and Central-Asian countries, Central and Eastern Europe and Russia can be watched by cinema lovers during the festival.

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Belarusian Designers Handicraft Articles Exhibitions and Fairs.

From olden times craft has been a real art in the skilful hands of Belarusian people. Today handicraft articles were given a new lease of life and are becoming more and more popular. Toys and other knick knackery, clothes, manufactures made from  genuine leather, home textiles and souvenirs can be bought during the Exhibition-Fair of Souvenirs and Handicraft Gifts  “Mlyn”, Trade Fair “Ceh32”, Central Fashion Market and Bolshoy Fashion Market.

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For more cultural amusements in Minsk check out International Theatre Festival “Panarama”, Christmas Opera Forum, New Year's Ded Moroz and Snegurochka Parade.

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