Freedom Day (Belarus)

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Freedom Day
Official name Дзень Волі
Observed by  Belarus
Date March 25
Frequency annual

Freedom Day (Belarusian: Дзень Волі) is an unofficial holiday in Belarus, which is celebrated on March 25 to commemorate the creation on that date in 1918 of the Belarusian People's Republic (BPR).

Freedom Day celebration rally held by the Belarusian opposition in 2007

People and groups opposed to the current Belarusian government under Alexander Lukashenko celebrate the holiday. The government does not recognize it for the stated reason that the BPR was created by the Germans, who were occupying Belarus in 1918. Celebrations of the holiday are an annual occasion of demonstrations against the rule of Lukashenko.

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