Ceremonial opening of the Days of European Heritage in Belarus on September 27.
In year 2013 this event is very prominent for Belarus. 2013 is a year of anniversary celebrations. Since 1993 we have been striving to present a new view on the objects of historical and cultural heritage of Belarus, to provide people with deeper knowledge of our history and culture.
During 20 years this event was held with the support of the Ministry of Culture of Belarus. Since 2009 the main organizer of this event has been the Institute of Culture of Belarus. This year we decided to promote the theme of “living” cultural heritage. On the one hand this is a good possibility to remind of such event as celebrating 10th anniversary of Convention on preservation of intangible cultural heritage. On the other hand it is a good way of presentation of a new website “Living heritage”. It was found with the financial and consultancy support of UNESCO). This website gives the opportunity for everyone to get acquainted with people’s culture, rituals and traditions. The website also contains professionally compiled database on each region of Belarus.