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Polotsk to host Belarusian Written Language Day 2017

The places where the Belarusian Written Language Day will be celebrated have been determined in Polotsk. The main events are to take place in Freedom Square. It was decided at the organizers’ meeting dedicated to celebrative events. Polotsk will be hosting the celebration for the third time. However, the upcoming celebration is special due to the fact that it will be held in honor of the 500th anniversary of the Belarusian book printing. Polotsk will celebrate its anniversary as well and it will turn 1155 years old.

Vasily Zharko, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus:
We cannot stop at the level we are on now. There is movement everywhere. Wheat moves as well, it grows. The conception of the celebration has been confirmed, however, the symbol of Polotsk and the celebration as a whole has been developed.
Polotsk will host this celebration for the third time. Diplomats, writers from various countries and guests will come here. The town really does deserve special attention. I hope and I am sure that the celebration will be held at the highest of levels.

A range of festive meetings will take place in the Cathedral of Holy Wisdom, the Art Gallery and in the Museum of the Belarusian Book-printing in Polotsk. Traditionally, thousands of guests will come to Polotsk on the first Sunday of September to celebrate the Belarusian Written Language Day.

Polotsk to host Belarusian Written Language Day 2017