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Flowers laid at Yanka Kupala monument in Arrow Park, Monroe, New York

A flower-laying ceremony was held at the monument to Yanka Kupala in Arrow Park, Monroe, New York, on 5 July. The event was timed to the 130th anniversary of the great poet’s birth.

The representatives of the Permanent Mission of Belarus to the United Nations, Consulate General of Belarus in New York and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus as well as Belarusian Diaspora and park administration took part in the flower-laying ceremony.

The Yanka Kupala Monument was created by Belarusian sculptor Anatoly Anikeichik and architect Sergey Botkovsky and in 1973 presented to the American Side.