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8 September 2022

In accordance with the Decree of the President of the Republic of Belarus No. 206 of June 7, 2021, a public holiday - the Day of National Unity (September 17) - was established in the Republic of Belarus. This day became an act of historical justice for the Belarusian people, divided against their will in 1921 under the terms of the Riga Peace Treaty, and was forever enshrined in the national historical tradition.

The unity restored in 1939 allowed Belarus to withstand the years of the Great Patriotic War, to take an honorable place in the international community, and to become one of the co-founders of the United Nations.

Today the Belarusian people are united in choosing their strategic course towards the development of a strong, sovereign and prosperous country. The establishment of the National Unity Day on September 17th underlines the continuity of generations, firmness and self-sufficiency of the Belarusian nation.

According to the materials of the Press Service of the President of the Republic of Belarus.