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Romanian Language Day Celebration in Lebanon

The Romanian Language Day will be celebrated for the first time by the Romanian Embassy in Beirut, through a program which will take place, in collaboration with Romania Levant Association and the Moldovan-Lebanese Friendship Association at CLAC Cultural Center in Sin el Fil, on Friday the 6th of September 2013, between 17:00 and 19:00.

On this occasion, and under the supervision of Mrs. Anca Chaito, the children of the Romanian community will present an artistic program and recite poems dedicated to the Romanian language. The Romanians, natives of Romania and the Republic of Moldova, residing in Lebanon, will also be invited to a conference on the importance of the Romanian Language Day (31st August) in the history of the Romanian people.

The Romanian Language Day is celebrated in both Romania and the Republic of Moldova on the 31st of August. This date reminds of the establishment of the Romanian language as the official language written in Latin script, in the Moldovan Soviet Socialist Republic, on the 31st of August 1989. This date represents an essential moment in the national awakening movement of Bessarabian Romanians.

Law no.53/2013 concerning the establishment of the Romanian Language Day, by which the celebration of this event is foreseen annually on the 31st of August, was published in the Romanian Official Gazette no.145 of 19 March 2013. According to this law, the Romanian Language Day shall be celebrated by the authorities and public institutions, including embassies, Romanian cultural institutes, as well as other Romanian institutions abroad, through specific programs, cultural and educative manifestations which have an evocative and scientific character.

In Lebanon, starting with 2012-2013 school year, and for the first time in the Middle East, two schools have integrated optional classes of Romanian language for foreigners for 100 students, with the support of the Romanian Embassy. Moreover, with the support of the Embassy the management of Amlieh High School in Beirut and Saint Elie High School in Darb el Sim, gave the approval to introduce optional Romanian language courses in the official curriculum of the aforementioned institutions. Furthermore, the children of the Romanian community study the Romanian language at CLAC Cultural Center in Sin el Fil. Also, this year, Romanian language courses will be given for the first time in the city of Tripoli, northern Lebanon. These projects that promote the Romanian language are organized by the Romanian Embassy in Beirut, and are supported by the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Romanian Cultural Institute, the Romanian Language Institute, Romania Levant Association, as well as by local Lebanese authorities.

 

Program of the consular section

08/06/19

Please take note that the consular section of the Embassy of Romania in Lebanon will be closed on Thursday, August 15, and Friday, August 16, 2019.

Thank you for your understanding.

Program of the consular section

07/16/19

Due to the period of legal holidays of the consular staff at the Embassy of Romania in Lebanon, the Consular Section of the Embassy will only process the emergency cases between July 16- August 18, 2019. Thank you for your understanding. …