News photo: China preparing for Spring Festival

Chinese will soon start celebrating the Lunar New Year, and preparations for the Spring Festival are now in full swing countrywide – with all around is traditionally scarlet Photos:

china , holiday , lunar new year

Almost 1.5m people visited Beijing parks during three-day New Year holidays

A three-day vacation on the occasion of the New Year attracted about 1.48m people to Beijing’s park, Xinhua reports Photo: Various winter entertainment events were organised in 25 parks in Beijing. People could just take a walk, enjoy snowy landscapes, go down the slides, or ride ice bikes. In the Yiheyuan Park, an ice rink covering an area of 350,000 square metres opened for residents and guests of the Chinese capital – for about 4,000 people to have fun at one time. ...

china , new year , holiday

Where to find Ded Moroz

... promise many interactive zones, entertainment, holiday customs and gifts. Where: Minsk ... If one wants a bright holiday, one should see Ded Moroz ...

Belarus , Ded Moroz , New Year , tourism , holiday

From heart to heart

... the country, which will be held on December 26th at the ... the traditional culmination of the holiday. Spectators from 8 to 14 ... Ball for youth will be held at the Palace of Independence ...

Our Children , charity campaign , New Year , holiday , gifts

Both snow and laughter

... free entertainment — the trail of health. It’s over 400 steps ...

Belarus , Silichi , Solnechnaya Dolina , Logoisk , Ski , Tourism , holiday

A real palace in miniature

... balls in retro style are held these days. After the 1917 ...

Krasny Bereg , tourism , history , holiday

News photo: Belarus’ main Christmas tree being decorated in Minsk

new year , minsk , christmas , holiday

Belarusian fortified churches

The Orthodox and Polish Roman Catholic churches that look more like ancient fortifications are common in Belarus. The architectural heritage of the Middle Ages today impresses tourists, and once saved lives in a string of endless wars. St. Michael’s Church According to legend, it was in the vicinity of this temple at the end of the 14th century that Prince Vitovt was hiding from his cousin Jagiello, who wanted to kill him. One can readily believe in a beautiful story when one looks at the ...

tourism , churches , history , culture , travel , holiday

Manor and park ensembles of Belarus

... , round tables, creative meetings are held in the picturesque art space ... , Music Salon costumed festivals are held here on a grand scale ...

Belarus , tourism , holiday , Manor , park ensembles , palaces , architecture

Art of Belarus

Unique collections of paintings, books, folk art can be seen not only in famous museums and galleries. Small cultural centres keep rarities that the capitals never even dreamed of! Pray to Vetka icons On the border of the Bryansk and Gomel Regions, a town lurks, which is called ‘a small branch of Moscow.’ Tens of thousands of Old Believers fled here in the 17th century after the church reforms of Patriarch Nikon of Moscow. They brought the most expensive — icons and books from the capital city. ...

Belarus , art , tourism , holiday , travel

Travel inspired by the past

The golden autumn is conducive to long walks and stylised photo shoots. Those who like romantic trips inspired by the past should take a thermos of tea, turn on the navigator and go to the most beautiful Belarusian manor and park ensembles. Photo by Aleksandr Gorbash The Koziell-Poklewski estate in Krasny Bereg Why do you need Disney, if you can get into a fairy tale in the Gomel Region? The country house of the Koziell-Poklewski noble family looks just like from a picture! Built at the end of ...

Belarus , estate , tourism , holiday , travel

Off-peak season in Belarus

... festivity in autumn. The hospitable holiday is in many ways reminiscent ... countless number of various procedures — health resorts of Belarus will very ... . And in the Dyatlovo District, health resorts are located next to ...

Belarus , tourism , holiday , travel

About 20 official delegations from abroad to visit Minsk on City Day

... Economic Co-operation will be held at the National Library on ...

city day , minsk , holiday

Walk along the nature trails of Belarus

... and cranberries. An ecofest is held in autumn to celebrate them ...

tourism , holiday , travel

Natural lounge areas

... . Berths for yachts, rest houses, health resorts… Belarusians go to the ... are many tourist centres and health resorts on the lake. Mud ...

Belarus , tourism , holiday

Museums of Belarus in the open air

... machine gun shooting will be held. It is not a cheap ...

belarus , museum , tourism , holiday

Recreation near water in ‘a blue-eyed country’

... comes here for a beach holiday on numerous lakes. They appeared ... . Viva Braslav open-air is held annually on the shores of ...

belarus , tourism , holiday

Celebrations honouring 1030th anniversary of Orthodoxy in Belarusian lands held in Polotsk

... St. Euphrosyne of Polotsk were held – gathering thousands of believers The ... Cathedral of Savior was then held – led by His Holiness Patriarch ... . “This is not only a holiday of this land – which was ...

Orthodoxy , church , holiday , polotsk , patriarch

International Children's Day celebrated in Belarus

... force in Belarus: People's Health and Demographic Security. It is ... , developing measures to strengthen reproductive health, and forming a healthy lifestyle ...

International Children's Day , holiday , Belarus

Over 70% of Belarusians view Victory Day as most significant holiday

... to be the most significant holiday for themselves – as Associate Professor ...

Victory Day , holiday , poll , research

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