City Day 2023
On the second weekend of September Minsk will celebrate its 956th anniversary. In the Year of Peace and Creation, all the events will be united by the theme “The Heart of Belarus – my native Minsk”. The main large-scale festivities will last two days – 9 and 10 September.
Traditionally, the cultural, sporting, educational and spiritual potential of the capital will be creatively presented at venues in every district of Minsk.
Starting from September 8, the festivities will be held in the historic part of the city. In particular, the sites in the Upper Town, near the Palace of Sports and at the architectural and sculptural complex “Minsk – Hero-City” near the Museum of the Great Patriotic War will be used.
The main events will be held on 9 and 10 September. The festive programme will be opened on Saturday at 11:00 with the solemn ceremony of laying flowers at the stele “Minsk – Hero-City” with the participation of the city authorities. After that, the festive sites will start working.
From 12:00 to 17:00 near the Palace of Sports there will be a sports ground “International Olympic Day.
The green area between the stela “Minsk – Hero-City” and the Palace of Sports will host “Minsk of old times”. Opening hours: 9 September from 12:00 to 21:30, 10 September from 9:00 to 12:00. Different epochs of the capital’s life will be presented here: from the Middle Ages to the Second World War. The guests will get acquainted with the formation of Minsk, the Napoleonic invasion, the First World War and the Great Patriotic War.
At the same time on the territory of the Upper Town from 12:00 to 17:00 will be held the Republican Festival of National Cultures – about 20 nationalities will present their cuisine and creativity.
The main event on 10 September will undoubtedly be the Minsk Half Marathon. Although there will be a lot of other activities in the city without it.
From 18:00 to 23:00, a concert will be held near the Palace of Sports. You can see the festive fireworks at 23:00.
Everyone will be able to find something interesting for himself at the holiday. Come to Minsk and celebrate the birthday of Minsk together with us!