In Minsk, the third arts festival of Belarusians of the world was held. It is timed to coincide with three significant events: the 950th anniversary of the founding of the Belarusian capital, the 500th anniversary of Belarusian printing and the 135th anniversary of the birth of Yanka Kupala and Yakub Kolas.
More than 200 participants came to the festival, including creative collectives and individual performers, writers and poets, artists, photographers and masters of arts and crafts from among the Belarusian compatriots living abroad. Belarus hosted creative guests from Armenia, Great Britain, Germany, Denmark, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan. Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Moldova, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia, the Republic of Crimea, the United States, Ukraine, France and Estonia.
The festival was held with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Belarus, the Republican Center of National Cultures and Urban Associations of Belarusians from abroad. The official information partner of the festival is the international TV channel "Belarus 24".