Asian studies in Lithuania

International Arabic Language Day

Date and time: 2018-12-18 13:00 - 2018-12-18 21:00

Location: Lietuvos nacionalinė Martyno Mažvydo biblioteka, Gedimino pr. 51, Vilnius

World Arabic Language Day is observed annually on the 18th of December. Arabic Language Day is celebrated all around the world as a means to promote cultural understanding and encourage dialogue among people who speak different languages.

The goal is to present Arabic culture, language, and literature to the Lithuanian audience by highlighting it’s practical, historical and artistic features. In order to achieve this aim various methods, such as the work-shop, discussion, film screening, will be employed. Moreover, we aspire to involve both the Arabic and Lithuanian academic communities in order to foster new developments in the studies of Arabic culture, language, and literature.

Patronage granted by the National Commissions for UNESCO. The events are brought by the Arabic Culture Forum in collaboration with the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Warsaw, Honorary Consul of the Sultanate of Oman in Lithuania, Library of Alexandria (Bibliotheca Alexandrina), Arabic Language Protection Society (JAE), Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania, National Library of Martynas Mažvydas, the Institute of Asian and Transcultural studies, Institute of Lithuanian language and folklore and last but not least the Asian Art Centre.

Events will be held in English and Lithuanian languages. All events are FREE.


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Initiators of the project: Japan foundation VDU