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Belarusians are enormously sociable. Success in life can largely be measured by the strength of friendship and family bonds. You’ll come to love Belarusians because they are sincere, warm-hearted, good-humoured and thoughtful.

Even the most metropolitan of city dwellers have a special place in their hearts for the countryside. Summer weekends are often spent at the country dacha (a simple wooden home) or with village relatives, enjoying forest walks, fishing, and mushroom picking. Connections with country life are cherished.

Don’t whistle indoors! The sound is thought to fly out of the window, carrying everyone’s financial good luck with it.

Culture Smart! is a concise guide to understanding the Belarusian people. It will illuminate the complexities of their collective personality. Familiarise yourself with their customs, traditions and culture and experience Belarus authentically.

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