Romania in highlight.
This activity is organized by Alliance Française Halifax in partnership with Dalhousie University, St-Mary’s University, Mount-St-Vincent University and Université Sainte-Anne, with the support of Consulat général de France dans les Provinces atlantiques.
About International Francophonie Day…
Half a billion Francophones around the world will celebrate their common bond, the French language, as well as their diversity on 20 March, International Day of Francophonie. The date of March 20 was chosen because March 20, 1970 saw the birth an intergovernmental organisation of French-speaking nations, with the creation in Niamey (Niger), of the Agency of Cultural and Technical Cooperation. This organisation adopted a new Charter of Francophony in 2005 and was renamed the International Organisation of La Francophonie (IOF) as it is still known today.More information on the website of IOF here.
What delights are in Halifax this day …
Each year, Universities and Alliance Française Halifax chose to honor a country among the 75 states which constitute the Francophonie world.
For the 2012 edition, Romania is in highlight and many activities are organized to discover this country and celebrate French language:
■ Different presentations about Romania.
■ Lecture by Félicia Mihali, a French Canadian author form Romania.
■ Books sale : books by Félicia Mihali and some other romainan authors (Eugène Ionesco and Liliana Lazar) will be available.
■ Prizes giving of Alliance Française Halifax and Consulat Général de France.
■ A reception will follow.