World Portuguese Language Day is celebrated today in 44 countries

    The celebrations of the World Day of the Portuguese Language, which is being celebrated today, take place in 44 countries, with more than 150 activities, in mixed, face-to-face and virtual format, due to the covid-19 pandemic.

    Proclaimed in 2019 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), this is the second year that the World Day of the Portuguese Language is celebrated.

    The program, coordinated by Camões – Cooperation and Language Institute, contemplates initiatives that will take place in all regions of the world and cover the geographic, research, translation, connection with other arts and mobilization of populations.
    The agenda includes conferences, colloquia, concerts, literary and poetry contests and academic initiatives.

    The date is marked with a formal session in Lisbon, with the participation of the head of Portuguese diplomacy, Augusto Santos Silva, and the executive secretary of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP), Francisco Ribeiro Telles.

    @ Diário de Coimbra

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