In the 20th century, there were six of the country’s independence day declaration: March 25, 1918, January 1, 1919, February 19, 1919, July 31, 1920, June 27, 1944, and July 27, 1990. Therefore, discretionary choice of July 3 as a day of celebration of Independence Day or the Day of the Republic of Belarus does not correspond to any logic or historical truth. It is obvious that sooner or later this will be fixed when the complete information will be reported to every Belarusian for making a conscious decision in the referendum. The author gives an explanation why, in case of appointment of a new referendum, it can be delivered only two dates for voting: 25 March and 27 July. Date July 27 in many ways is most appropriate to the Independence Day. Date March 25, despite some shortcomings, which the researchers wrote (the German occupation, the impossibility of convening All-Belarusian Congress), can alternatively be supplied to the referendum as the first historical day, when the independence of Belarus in modern history was announced. July 3 can be left as before, the Day of the city of Minsk, or the Day of liberation of Belarus from Nazi invaders.
Piotra Murzionak: Transfer of the Independence Day of the Republic of Belarus from July 3
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