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13 September 2019 → By the Day of the city in Minsk there will be many bright, large-scale and diverse events

By the Day of the city in Minsk there will be many bright, large-scale and diverse events. From September 13 to 15, the capital is expected to host international festivals, sports and music festivals. Where to go, the correspondent of the "Minsk-Novosti" Agency found out.

"Minsk Master"

At the "Best in Profession" award ceremony, the results of the Minsk Professional Mastery contest of professional skills will be announced. The presentation of the awards will end with a gala concert for the guests of the ceremony. The holiday will take place on September 13 at 17:00 in the Republican Palace of Culture of Trade Unions (Nezavisimosti Ave., 25).

H.O.G. Motorcycle Festival Rally Minsk 2019

Representatives of the biker movement from around the world will gather at Europe’s largest Motorcycle Festival. Motocascade competitions, performances of drifters and athletes on the Flyboard, a large-scale music program, an exhibition and sale of unique handmade items and a children's town await the guests of the holiday on September 13 and 14 at the venue at the Sports Palace.

On September 13, spectators will see the Stunt Zaruba sports competition (performing stunts on a motorcycle), and performances by leading Belarusian groups. In addition, the traditional Poker Run will take place in the most interesting places of Minsk for bikers and bus tours of the city for everyone.

On September 14, a convoy of motorcyclists will leave from the Barrow of Glory to the Sports Palace, where cover groups and guests from Russia will perform on the main stage of the Festival - the 7B rock band and one of the top ST rappers. Performances of motorized stuntmen and drifters on cars will also take place, an exhibition and sale of unique author's works, food courts and a children's town with animators and a lot of entertainments will be held. The final chord of the H.O.G. Festival Rally Minsk will be a colorful performance by athletes on the Flyboard, soaring high directly from the surface of the river.

Admission to the events is free.

The solemn ceremony of laying flowers at the obelisk "Minsk - Hero City"

Laying flowers at the site near the stele "Minsk - Hero City" will be held on September 14 at 11:00.

"Minsk Resident of the Year"

The winners of the "Minsk Resident of the Year" award will be honored at the ceremony to be held on September 14 at 20:00 in Octyabrskaya  Square. The Festival will end with a bright concert with the participation of leading Belarusian artists and musicians.

"Nine Love Stories"

Nine couples have decided to marry on City Day in front of Minskers. You can look at happy newlyweds and wish them well-being during the ceremony "Nine Love Stories", which will be held on September 14 in the concert hall "Upper Town" (Svobody Square, 23a).

International Festival of Historical Reconstruction "Mensk Starazhytny"

The Mensk Starazhytny Festival of History and Culture invites guests to the green zone near the intersection of Pobediteley Avenue and Masherov Avenue on September 14–15. Guests of the holiday will be able to learn about the history of Belarus for ten centuries - from the era of the Late Paleolithic to the Second World War.

The Festival area will be divided into several venues where various competitions will be held and various interactive zones will be organized: knightly tournaments (foot and horse), castle storming and theatrical mass battle, archery shows and competitions, medieval obstacle course, interactive zones of different historical eras (Ancient Rome, the Viking Age, the Middle Ages, the Scots in the service of the Radziwills, "1812", the First and Second World Wars, the primeval site (late Paleolithic). An art fair, a mint, a tavern will open, master classes in blacksmithing and pottery and other activities will be held, guests of the Festival will enjoy performances by music groups performing folk and folk rock compositions, as well as master classes in ancient dances and games.

Musical Pyrotechnic Firework Show

September 14 at 23:00 in the water area of ​​the Svisloch near the Sports Palace, the audience will be presented with a festive show with colorful fireworks and vibrant musical accompaniment.

Festival "Wargaming Fest: Tanker Day"

Festival "Tanker Day" on September 15, in Pobeda Park ,will bring together, as expected, more than 200 thousand guests from 28 countries. Participants in the musical part of the Festival will be the Belarusian band "Krambambulya", the Ukrainian band "Vopli Vidoplyasova", Russian musicians "Zveri" and the legendary "The Offspring".

The organizers promise a large-scale gaming zone: more than 200 computers for fans of tank online battles, a huge food court, a playground, vibrant art objects and photo zones.

"Tanker Day" will begin at 14:00 in Pobediteley Ave., 45, admission is free.

International Minsk Half Marathon

One of the most famous races in the capital starts on September 15 at 09:00 from the Sports Palace. Its route will again pass through the central streets of the city. This year, more than 1300 athletes from 53 countries have already registered to participate in the running festival. Among the participants in the half marathon are representatives of Russia, Belgium, Australia, the USA, China, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Luxembourg, Ethiopia, Trinidad and Tabogo and other states.Both amateur and professional runners will take part in the race, including Belarusians Nina Savina, Svetlana Kudelich and Ekaterina Korneenko. At the Sports Palace there will also be children's races for a symbolic distance, but with real medals.

The organizers promised several innovations: if the day of the race is very warm, the runners will be able to use the cooling zone - showers. In addition, a dance floor is equipped on the route, where participants can demonstrate dance elements within a few seconds.

In total, the organizers expect about 40 thousand participants. The prize fund of the race will be 60 thousand dollars.

News provided by Agency "Minsk-Novosti"

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