About Freedom Day
March 25th, known as Freedom Day, is an unofficial public holiday marking Belarus’ 1918 declaration of independence.
Belarus first declared independence under German occupation on March 25th 1918, forming the Belarusian People's Republic.
Immediately afterwards, the Polish-Soviet War ignited, and the territory of Belarus was divided between Poland and Soviet Russia.
The Rada of the Belarusian Democratic Republic exists as a government in exile ever since then; in fact, it is currently the world's longest-serving government in exile.