Participants of the social project “Belarus – Women Don’t Cry!” are celebrating Freedom Day by giving gifts to the children of refugees from Belarus
Freedom Day is an unofficial Belarus Independence Day, widely celebrated both on the territory of Belarus and by a large Belarusian diaspora abroad.
In the capital of Poland, Warsaw activists of the project “Belarus – Women Don’t Cry!” (“Białoruś – Kobiety Nie Płaczą!”) they presented children of refugees from Belarus with gifts.
The gifts were given to 48 children of refugees and displaced persons from Belarus, living in various Polish provinces. The ceremony was attended by Ms Olga Stepanova, Vice President of the West East Support Foundation (“Fundację Zachód Wschód Wsparcie”).
The fundraiser for gifts was actively attended by patrons, as well as representatives of a large Belarusian diaspora, citizens of the Republic of Poland, and people from other countries of the former USSR supporting the project.
The event was organized by the West East Support Foundation, established by immigrants from Belarus living in Poland, in order to support and help in the integration and socio-cultural adaptation of residents of eastern border countries coming to Poland.
Freedom Day (in Belarusian – Day of the Will), also Independence Day (in Belarusian: Independence Day) – a Belarusian holiday, anniversary of the declaration of independence of the first national state – the Belarusian People’s Republic. Traditionally celebrated on March 25, in connection with the adoption of the 3rd Statute of the Council of the Belarusian People’s Republic, which on March 25, 1918 established the independence of Belarus on its territory. In Belarus, this holiday is unofficial but actively celebrated by the Belarusian diaspora abroad.