The following national holidays are celebrated in the Republic of Belarus:
|Constitution Day of the Republic of Belarus||15 March|
|Belarusian-Russian Peoples’ Unity Day||2 April|
|Victory Day||9 May|
|the Day of the National Emblem and the National Flag of the Republic of Belarus||the second Sunday in May|
|Independence Day of the Republic of Belarus (Republic Day)||3 July|
|New Year||1 January|
|Day of the Fatherland’s Defenders and the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus||23 February|
|Women’s Day||8 March|
|Labor Day||1 May|
|October Revolution Day||7 November|
|Christmas (Orthodox)||7 January|
|Easter||in accordance with the calendars of the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church|
|Radunitsa||in accordance with the calendar of the Eastern Orthodox Church|
|All Souls’ Day||2 November|
|Christmas (Catholic)||25 December|
The following days are public holidays:
|1 January||New Year|
|7 January||Christmas (Orthodox)|
|8 March||Women’s Day|
|in accordance with the calendar of the Eastern Orthodox Church||Radunitsa|
|1 May||Labor Day|
|9 May||Victory Day|
|3 July||Independence Day of the Republic of Belarus (Republic Day)|
|7 November||October Revolution Day|
|25 December||Christmas (Catholic)|
The decision to institute national holidays and other holidays, give the status of a national holiday to various events is made by the President of the Republic of Belarus.
A proposal is submitted to the President of the Republic of Belarus in a manner prescribed for submission of draft acts of the President of the Republic of Belarus. The draft is accompanied by a reasoned justification for its adoption.
On national holidays and nationwide celebrations the National Flag of the Republic of Belarus shall be hoisted in accordance with the state legislation.
Days dedicated to prominent events, traditional dates, celebrations in honor of workers of various professions, industries, and so on are public holidays if instituted so by the President of the Republic of Belarus.
Dates which do not have indications of national holidays or other holidays are memorable dates if they are connected with certain historical events important for the state or the society, or if they are celebrated by certain categories of people.
Holidays established by acts of international organizations or other international legal documents may be also celebrated in the Republic of Belarus.