Latvia goes multi-cultural for European Day of Languages 2020

Every year on September 26, European Union Member States celebrate the European Day of Languages.  Latvian Language Agency (LVA) is organizing many events in the coming days to appreciate European languages, according to a September 21 release by LVA.

Events include lectures, exhibitions, classes, and more. Most events will be held in Latvian with elements of the language in focus, but some will also be held in other languages.

  • September 22 at 17:30, the EU house (Aspazijas bulvāris 8) will host an Italian language evening with focus on Italian cinema.
  • Morning of September 23, the most Latvian word will be sought in Bastejkalns and National Library. At 17:30 the Goethe Institute hosts a German language evening, whereas at 19:00, the Language House at Avotu Street 22 invites to Estonian language club Tere!
  • September 24, at 13:00 the LU Faculty of Humanities (Visvalža Street 4a) will have a lecture on Old English elements in modern-day texts and films. According to the organizers, the lecture will be in either English or Latvian depending on audience.
  • Also September 24, 16:00 Zirgu Street 1 will have a Latvian-Italian-German event discussing Italian culture from Latvian  and German viewpoint, At 17:30, the Swiss Embassy at the EU house will have a multi-lingual evening: discussion about multiple official state languages.
  • September 25, at the EU house, a Spanish evening will take place starting 17:30.
  • September 27 at 18:00, Avotu Street 33, Scandinavian book club will have  a discussion on Åsne Seierstad's Bokhandleren i Kabul.
  • September 28, European Commission will hold an online conference European Day of Languages 2022.
  • September 29 at 16:00, Georgian Embassy will hold an exhibition on the Georgian alphabet at LU Library (Kalpaka bulvāris 4).
  • October 7 at LU Faculty of Humanities, a lecture on the Czech language and culture will take place. It will be held in Czech but anyone can attend, even with no knowledge of the language, according to the organizers.

Full program of events is available in Latvian on the Latvian Language Agency website. All events are free of charge. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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