Calendar of Main Events

OCTOBER

OctoberYuri Bashmet International Festival
Yuri Bashmet International Festival is a unique project aimed at the preservation and enhancement of the cultural heritage of national and foreign authors and performers, arousing interest of young people for masterly performance.
Venue: Palace of the Republic (1-1 Octyabrskaya Sq) and Belarusian State Philharmonic (50 Nezavisimosti Av)
Contact Information: www.bashmet-festival.com, www.palace.by, www.philharmonic.by

October - International Forum of Theatrical Art "TEART"
The visitors to the Forum will be offered the best theater productions from around the world, enjoy brilliant playing of actors and learn the names of the most famous directors.
Venue: Minsk theaters
Contact Information: www.teart.by

NOVEMBER

November - Minsk International Film Festival "Listapad"
The Minsk International Film Festival "Listapad" is a diverse palette of cinematographic art for its participants and guests, an outstanding event in the cultural life of the capital and a professional competition which has rightly won international recognition.
Venue: cinemas of Minsk
Contact Information: www.listapad.com

November - International Ice Hockey Tournament among junior teams "Cup of the President's Sports Club"
Hockey combines the speed of reaction, excitement, tremendous amounts of adrenaline and talent, because to respond quickly on the ice in heavy uniform and, in spite of this, hold well on the blade of the skates - it is nothing like the talent. Come and support your favorite team!
Venue: Multifunctional cultural, sports and entertainment complex "Chizhovka-Arena" 19 Tashkentskaya St
Contact Information: www.sportclub.by

November - International Tournament in Greco-Roman Wrestling in memory of the Olympic Champion Oleg Karavayev
Oleg Karavayev became the first Belarusian Olympic champion in Greco-Roman wrestling which used to be called classic wrestling. In 1960, in Rome at the XVII Summer Olympics, he won in the weight category up to 57 kg. In the same year Karavayev was awarded the title of Honored Master of Sports of the USSR. He was awarded the Order of Red Banner of Labour and the Medal for Distinction in Labour.
In addition to the Olympic title in the service record of the athlete there were championship titles which he won at two world championships, the Games of the peoples of the USSR as well as at seven tournaments of the Soviet Union in the individual and team competitions.
Venue: Palace of Sports, 4 Pobediteley Av
Contact Information: www.wrestling.by

November - International Professional Women's Tennis Tournament "Cup of Pavlov"
This international tournament has been one of the most important annual events in the sporting life of the capital for many years and it continues the glorious traditions of the Belarusian tennis, and shows the world new bright tennis stars.
Venue: Olympic Reserve Sports School of Tennis for Children and Youth "Smena", 15 Kozlov Lane
Contact Information: www.tennis.by

November 18 - Pіlіpauskіya vyachorkі
Pilipauskiya vyachorki is a feast of the autumn-winter period. It is confined to household work. The program includes master classes for spinning and youth game "Vyachorkі".
Venue: Belarusian State Museum of Folk Architecture and Life, the village of Ozertso, Minsk District
Contact Information: www.etna.by

DECEMBER

December - Minsk International Christmas Opera Forum
The program of the Minsk International Christmas Opera Forum includes the best opera performances of famous theaters, as well as the premiere performances of the National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre.
Venue: The National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre, 1 Parizhskaya Communa Square
Contact Information: www.bolshoibelarus.by

23 DecemberKalyady (Christmas)
Christmas used to rank first in the annual round of folk rituals and celebrations of the ancient Slavs. The program includes folk songs, dances, traditional music. Everyone will be able to taste ancient Belarusian dishes – kutiya (boiled rice with raisins and honey) and "Uzvar”.
Venue: Belarusian State Museum of Folk Architecture and Life, the village of Ozertso, Minsk District
Contact Information: www.etna.by

25 December
- Festive Christmas and New Year events
Mass events - traditional folk festivals, concerts, fireworks, matinees will be held throughout the city. The New Year and Christmas week begins with a festive procession of Santa Clauses and Snow Maidens, ceremonial lighting of the New Year’s tree in the center of Minsk - in Octyabrskaya Square.
Venue: concert halls, stadiums, parks of Minsk
Contact Information: www.guir.minsk.gov.by
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