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New Year illumination in Minsk to be lit mid-December

Illumination in Minsk will be on for 11 days, while ornaments on fir trees will be illuminated during about a month.

Director of the MinskSvet company Slavomir Grinevich said that 18 Christmas trees will be lit every day from December 15 to January 14 inclusive, from 6:00 to 9:00 and from 17:20 to 23:00. 

The lights will not be turned off at night from December 24 to December 25, from December 31 to January 1, from January 6 to January 7 and from January 13 to January 14.

This will cost the city about $4,800.

The festive illumination in the main avenues and streets of Minsk will be turned on 24, 25, 26, 30, 31 December and 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14 January on the same schedule as the Christmas trees. This will cost Minsk further $10,700.

The festive lighting costs about $15,500.

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