Vitebsk celebrates anniversary of receipt of Magdeburg Law

For the first time Vitebsk celebrates the receipt of Magdeburg Law. The holiday program includes excursions, lectures, demonstrations of historical reconstructions and even a medieval party. The city received Magdeburg Law on March, 17, 1597. After that, the city had its own magistrate, a flag and a banner. The town hall was the main administrative building of the city and its decoration.