The organizing committee for celebrations of the 500th anniversary of Belarusian book printing is led by Information Minister Lilia Ananich and Culture Minister Boris Svetlov. Some 60 events will be held to mark the anniversary.
Slavonic Literature Dazhynki will become the central event of the ten days of Belarusian literature. Slavonic Literature Dazhynki will open in the Gomel Oblast Universal Library on 1 September. Winners of oblast contests and national contests will be honored in the library as well.
The organizers will stage charity actions to collect books for social institutions. Meetings of young Belarusians with writers will be arranged. Bookcrossing book shelves will be installed in public places. Anyone will be able to borrow the books with the project's logo.
According to Academician Alexander Lokotko, Director of the Center for Belarusian Culture, Language, and Literature Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, the proverbs reflect common human values, which inspire people to work, inspire love for their father's home, sanctity of motherhood, tolerance, and good will.