Romanian Language Day

A string of events organized by the Romanian Cultural Institute via the Romans Abroad Department, in partnership with the civic Platform Actiunea 2012, will mark the Romanian Language Day on both banks of the Prut River. The following bands and artists will be performing pro bono in the Coltea Park, Uni­ver­sity Square in Bucharest,  today from 6.00 pm: Gri­gore Lese, IRIS, Maria Raducanu, Alexan­drina Hristov, El Negro, Trei Parale, Subcarpati, Nimeni Altu’, Morometzii, Butch&Keri, Bitza and Norzeatic. Under the same logo, book caravans will travel to school and university libraries in the Republic of Moldova, at Aluatu (Criuleni district), Cojusna (Straseni district), Magdacesti (Criuleni district), Cioresti (Nisporeni district) and Gotesti (Cantemir district). Over 600 book title will be donated from the Biblioteca pentru Toti book series offered by the Jurnalul National daily newspaper. The Romanian Language Day has been celebrated in Bessarabia since Aug. 31, 1989, when the Latin spelling writing was back in the language, by law, by a host of cultural events (concerts, photograph exhibitions, conferences etc) Also, Bucharest hosted in 2006 and 2007 the “Romanian Language Concert”. This year, 166 Romanian MPs tabled in the Senate a draft bill calling on Aug. 31 being declared Romanian Language Day, to be marked by Romanian public authorities and representatives of foreign diplomatic missions, by programmes and cultural, scientific and educational events being organized dedicated to the Romanian language.

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