• Vitayu is a common greeting in Belarus, Eastern Europe. We present to you some interesting information about Belarus.

    In case you are from Belarus and wish to report inconsistencies, please reply to this topic.

    Belarusian is the popular language spoken by the people of Belarus, officially the Republic of Belarus which is a landlocked country in eastern Europe. Did you know about 40% of the area is covered by forests? It is sometimes referred to as ‘Lungs of Europe’?

    Stretching over 15 kilometers across the capital, Independence Avenue passes through five different squares including Victory Square and October Square. Throughout history, it has not only grown in length and width but has also had 14 name changes – more than any other street in Minsk.

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    (Image source: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/adventures/facts-about-belarus/)

    The national dish of Belarus is Draniki. Today's diet of Belarusians includes many traditional dishes. The most popular are pork stew (machanka) and vereshchaka, homemade sausages, draniki (thick potato pancakes), kolduny, kletski (dumplings), babka (baked grated potato pie), cold sorrel soup, mushroom soup.

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    (Image source: https://www.missioneurovision.co.uk/recipe/draniki/)

    Pancake Week or Maslenitsa Week, this Eastern Slavic holiday is celebrated in the last week before Lent. Pancakes are rustled up in every home to be enjoyed with friends and family, as well as being served up at local street festivals. Belarusians don’t shy away from creative toppings either, from ground poppy seeds sweetened with sugar to hearty mushroom stew – the possibilities know no bounds.

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    (Image source: https://www.eggs.ca/recipes/fluffy-pancakes)

    These are some of the interesting facts about the heritage and culture of the Belarusians. If you are from Belarus, please comment below on some more exciting features of this place.