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Greetings to all Christians of Belarus celebrating Christmas on 7 January

6 January 2017
Dear compatriots,

I wish you a Merry Christmas!

This joyful holiday makes us happy, fills our hearts with love for those around us, and inspires us to make the world a better place. It embodies the traditions of Orthodox Christianity and is a symbol of hope and unity of people in the name of benevolence, humanity, and kindness. In these turbulent times, these values are the foundation of a peaceful and creative life essential for the wellbeing and prosperity of the country.

Let the festive mood of Christmas become an inexhaustible source of spiritual strength for work, creativity, and communication with loved ones. We will strive for accord and understanding. We will look for things that unite us, work together for the benefit of Belarus.

I wish you strong health, optimism, and fulfillment of the most cherished dreams.

Alexander Lukashenko
© 2017, The Press Service of the President of the Republic of Belarus