Unity of Peoples of Russia and Belarus Day Date in the current year: April 2, 2017

Unity of Peoples of Russia and Belarus Day Unity of Peoples of Russia and Belarus Day is an annual holiday celebrated in the Russian Federation and Republic of Belarus on April 2. It commemorates the creation of the Commonwealth of Belarus and Russia in 1996 and the Union of Belarus and Russia in 1997.

The Union State of Russia and Belarus is a supranational entity that was formed on April 2, 1996 as the Commonwealth of Belarus and Russia. A year later, the Treaty on the Union between Belarus and Russia was signed. The name of the entity was changed to the Union of Belarus and Russia. The Union State was created in 1999. It is aimed at providing economic, political, and social integration of the two states.

Unity of Peoples of Russia and Belarus Day was first observed in 1998. This holiday celebrates the historic friendship between the two peoples. It is not a non-working holiday in either of the countries, but festivities are still held. They are attended by government officials, intellectuals, cultural figures, and representatives of non-government organizations.

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Cultural Observances

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Belarus, Russia

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