The first public celebration of Freedom Day in Minsk took place about the Theatre and Art Institute in 1989. Students, youth then spent the first performance. Since then, Belarus March 25 is celebrated every year. What a celebration of Freedom Day in a time of the most recent history of Belarus memorable politicians, public figures and intellectuals.
Professor, Doctor of Historical Sciences Anatoly Gritskevich many scientific papers devoted to the proclamation of the Belarusian People's Republic in 1918. As for the memorial celebration, Professor Anatoly Gritskevich remembered:
"First of all, when independence was declared. It was, it seems, in 1993. We first prepared openly. The authorities prevented a little, but not too much so that … I remember the celebrations in the Philharmonic Hall was even then-chairman of the Belarusian People's Republic of Joseph Sazhich. He just could not believe it … That's when it was good. But for me anyway every year on March 25 — a celebration: mine, my family, all my friends. "
Politician Vintsuk Vyachorka began to celebrate Independence Day back in
"If we talk about the holidays, beginning
March 24, 1996 near the Opera and the ballet was, perhaps, the most populous event in the modern history of Belarus after achieving Independence — it has gathered more than 50,000 people.
In 1989, the student theater institute Ales Pushkin gave the first performance at the Freedom Day. He made the porch of the Institute stork made of paper. 71 balloon symbolized '71 Belarusian People's Republic. Pushkin and more then 35 people were detained. And what is the most memorable day for the artist Will Pushkin?
"Today. Because this morning I brought a huge plate of length three and a half meters, and set him on the central square of the village of Beaver. On plyanshetse shows preliminary design of reconstruction and improvement of downtown Beaver. I was finishing the final touches on this project, the sun is shining, people go, the children come, look. I draw here akvarelkay … It is a constructive proposal as an artist to his opposition of the village council and district authorities. I'll take this project in the evening to take note of, considered as a 5 years will be 500 years of the town … "
However, one place and nuisance. At noon to Ales Pushkin arrived police chiefs, searched the artist, pulled from his pocket a white-red-white flag that he was going to deploy later. The flag was taken away. But this unfortunate episode has not dampened the festive mood of Pushkin.
An activist of the "Young Front"
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