On 2 August the streets of Belarusian cities are full of strong men wearing blue striped sleeveless t-shirts and berets. Don’t be surprised, it’s just another Paratroopers’ Day in the country.
Not your ordinary kind of holiday.
Annually, thousands of active and retired soldiers let their hair down in public. They meet up with friends, remember their fallen comrades and take a leap into fountains.
This year was no exception. TUT.BY photo reporter took a walk along Minsk city centre to show how celebrations unfolded.
Photos by Yauhen Yerchak