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15 Jan. 2019 / 09:00

January 15 - National Day of Culture

The National Day of Culture is celebrated today, January 15. In this context, several cultural events will take place in Chisinau. The National Day of Culture in Moldova is dedicated to the birthday of the great poet Mihai Eminescu.

According to the State Secretary for Culture, Andrei Chistol, the National Day of Culture will host the Gala Awards of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Research.

"Traditionally, this day begins with flower deposits at the monument of Mihai Eminescu, because the National Day of Culture coincides with the birthday of the great Romanian poet. The traditional poetry recitals will take place at the bust of Mihai Eminescu. Starting with today and throughout this month, several events will be organized by museums, libraries, theaters. Every year, the Ministry of Education, Culture and Research organizes the Gala Awards. This year we will also come up with some innovations in awarding prizes. We will diversify the range of awards granted by the Ministry of Education", said Andrei Chistol.

The Romanian Cultural Institute "Mihai Eminescu" from Chisinau readied a complex program for 2019.

"We will start the series of events on the 15th of January with a recital at the bust of Mihai Eminescu. Later, we will have an exhibition at the statue of Stephen the Great and Holy. The range of events will continue at the Romanian Literature Museum "Mihail Kogalniceanu". An exhibition titled  "One hundred Traditional Basarabian Shirts", a project coordinated by the researcher in the field of ethnography, Varvara Buzila will be organised today. Also, on 15 January there will be organised a series of other events dedicated to the birthday of the poet Mihai Eminescu" said the director of the Romanian Culture Institute “Mihai Eminescu” in Chisinau, academician Valeriu Matei.

Cultural events  will also be organised at the "Mihai Eminescu" International Academic Center in Chisinau that will host the second edition of the "Citim Eminescu" campaign.

National Day of Culture  is celebrated this year for the seventh time. This day was established by the decision of the Parliament of Moldova on April 12, 2012 and aims to promote the national culture, authentic cultural values, as well as the artistic personalities from culture field. National Day of Culture is celebrated differently in different countries.

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