Belarus has approved a plan for the Year of Culture including events "Cultural Capital of Belarus" and "Patron of Culture", the Republican contest "City of Culture" (the most successful tourist center) and "Man of the Year in Culture" (among workers in this sector). In addition, measures will be taken to preserve the historical and cultural heritage.In June, traditionally held Republican festival of national cultures in July - festival "Midsummer" and "Slavic Bazaar in Vitebsk" in August and September - an international festival of ethnic and cultural traditions "Call of Polesie".