Belarus: Commemoration Day
The ninth day after Orthodox Easter
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Apr 25, Belarus: Commemoration Day
Commemoration Day is a national holiday in Belarus. It is observed on the ninth day after Orthodox Easter, which means it always falls on a Tuesday.
It is also known as Radunitsa or Radonitsa and is a festival amongst many eastern Slavs, though Belarus is the only country where it is a state holiday.
Despite its date being dependent on Easter and it being observed as an Orthodox Christian holiday, the origins of Radunitsa are pagan rather than Christian with its roots based on an ancestor festival.
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