23 November 2017 → Since December, 15 all shops will work without days off and sanitary days
For the convenience of citizens from December 15 to January 15, all metropolitan shops will not be closed for repairs, inventory, sanitary days and other similar events, the "Minsk-Novosti" Agency correspondent was told in the Main Department of the Consumer Market of the Minsk City Executive Committee.
Unlike last year, from December 15 to January 7 food stores of modern format with a sales area of more than 400 square meters will be closed no earlier than 10 p.m. (in previous years, this regime was offered only for supermarkets).
During the holidays of the Nativity of Christ and the New Year, the schedule of work will be as follows: on 25, 31 December and 7 January, food and non-food stores will be opened in accordance with a working day schedule; on January 1, food stores will be waiting for their buyers from 10:00 to 18:00, this day at non-food stores will be a day off.
On New Year's Eve, the "Kalyadny Kirmash" Fair will be open on the site at the Palace of Sports until 4 o'clock in the morning. There will be sold sweets, hot chocolate, mulled wine, tea, fresh pastries, New Year's gifts, souvenirs. A wide range of own products will also be provided: shish kebab; dishes on the grill - sausages, wings, sausages; pancakes, etc.
From December 15 to January 1, restaurants and cafes of the capital will be serving visitors without holidays, until 6 am (excluding the facilities located in premises built into residential buildings). It is planned to extend the schedule of work of more than 200 public catering facilities. More than 400 restaurants and cafes will be open on New Year’s Eve. In accordance with the information delivered in the Main Department of the Consumer Market of the Minsk City Executive Committee, they have prepared New Year's programs for visitors and everything has been done to create people’s festive mood.