PUKHOVICHI DISTRICT, 4 November (BelTA) – Talking at the ceremony to officially launch the feed and amino acids production at the Belarusian National Biotechnology Corporation (BNBC) on 4 November, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko explained why Belarus still celebrates October Revolution Day, BelTA has learned.
Aleksandr Lukashenko noted that the decision to keep the holiday may seem strange to the younger generation, because the authorities always say that Belarusians do not tolerate revolutions.
“Our history of the last century is based on some principles. We have always made presents for our people in the run-up to 7 November. This date marks almost a yearend, which also means the completion of all agricultural works. This was one of the reasons for me to keep this holiday: people are used to getting presents from the authorities, from each other, so let us have an opportunity to do so,” the president said.
According to the head of state, there is a tradition in Belarus to inaugurate new facilities, from kindergartens to large enterprises, ahead of the 7 November celebration.
“I was guided exactly by this idea to keep the holiday,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.