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International Francophonie Day Celebrated in Bucharest

On Wednesday, March 20, Bucharest will celebrate International Francophonie Day with various cultural events in museums, theatres, and educational institutions. This celebration highlights the deep-rooted connection and appreciation between Romanian culture and the French-speaking world, Visit Bucharest reports.

Here’s a glimpse into the diverse programs commemorating this special day:

  • The National Museum of Romanian Literature is set to host a presentation spotlighting Romanian writers influenced by French culture alongside a debate on Alexandru Macedonski, exploring his ties to French symbolism.
  • L’Ecole Française Internationale de Bucarest will engage its students in activities such as a guided tour, a clue hunt, and a creative writing workshop at the museum, and a conference on French cultural heritage.
  • „Nottara” Theater will feature „Dialogues without a mask,” with Vasile Şirli, a Romanian celebrated in France, sharing his journey from Bucharest to becoming a notable figure at Disneyland Paris.
  • Municipal Theater „L.S. Bulandra” plans to honour the day through social media, showcasing French-origin productions and an interview with playwright Georges Contamin.
  • The House of Arts „Dinu Lipatti” integrates Francophonie Day into its „I Love Lipatti” Festival, with a memorable recital by French pianist Dimitri Malignan, celebrating Dinu Lipatti’s legacy.
  • Teatrul Mic – Small Theater and The Constantin Tănase Theater are staging French classics, with performances of „Tartuffe de Moliere” and „Some Sensations…” by Georges Feydeau, respectively.

These festivities serve as a testament to the enduring bond between Romania and the Francophone community and offer a rich cultural experience through literature, theatre, and music, fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation of French influence on Romanian arts.

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