World Arabic Language Day
World Arabic Language Day is observed annually on the 18th of December. First established by the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2010, the day celebrates the Arabic language and promotes cultural diversity. Arabic Language Dayis celebrated all around the world as a means to promote cultural understanding and encourage dialogue among people who speak different languages.
Our team of Forum of Arabic Culture inspired by the success in organizing Arabic Culture days last September, which reached wide-ranging public and gained political response and interest, decided to continue promoting intercultural dialogue and join the initiative of celebrating Arabic language and literature. All guests from Arabic countries are welcome to join the activities!
The goal isto 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.
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. This, we hope, will help deepen the knowledge of contemporary Arabic literature in Lithuania and encourage translations of Arabic literature into Lithuanian.Various Middle Eastern writers and academics will attend the events and will help to get acquainted with the contemporary issues in the fields of arabistics, literary science and regional studies.
We believe that any cross cultural relationship must be based on understanding and respect. In order to achieve these goals symposium will involve writers and scholars from various Middle Eastern countries, as well as local scholars from the Institute of Asian and Transcultural studies. One of the main goals of the symposium is to strengthen the understanding of the Middle East region. To accomplish this aim we invite scientists from the Arab countries to discuss the most relevant scientific issues emerging in contemporary regional studies and especially in the Middle East studies.
The events are brought to youby the Arabic Culture Forumin collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and international Cooperation of the United Arab Emirates, Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Warsaw,Honorary Consul of the Sultanate of Oman in Lithuania,Library of Alexandria (Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt), Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania,National Library of Martynas Mažvydas, theInstitute of Asian and Transcultural studies, Institute of Lithuanian language and folklore, The Lithuanian Association of Literary Translatorsand last but not least the Asian Art Centre.
Events will be held in English and Lithuanian languages.
Under the patronage of the Lithuanian National Commission for UNESCO
PARTNERS AND ORGANIZERS OF PROJECT