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Along with the National Library, we are commemorating International Mother Language Day!

Along with the National Library, we are commemorating International Mother Language Day!
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10 am – 9 pm

A UNESCO survey found that one of the world's most melodious languages is Belarusian. Many activities have been planned by the National Library for the Mother Language Festival:

From February 19 to February 21, at night, festive graphic illustrations with well-known poetry from school, literary phrases, and Belarusian words showcasing the beauty and distinctiveness of the national tongue are displayed on the library's outside electronic light board:

19.02.2023 between 18.29 and 18.36
20.02.2023 between 18.31 and 18.38
21.02.2023 between 18.33 and 18.40;

From February 20 to March 26, the book exhibition "From a letter to a word. From the word to language” will be on display in the Ringed Gallery (third floor). Visitors will have a fantastic chance to retain the vivid words of the Belarusian language. Also, the works whose names contain these terms will help to strengthen their creative portrayal. The exhibition includes book editions from the National Library's holdings, dating from the 1920s to the present, including works by children's authors, masterpieces of foreign literature, and translations of those works into Belarusian;

From February 16 to March 28, a thematic book exhibition "Native language – the spiritual heritage of the people" is on display in the Documents of international organizations reading room (No 207). Documents, such as dictionaries and reference books on the languages of the world's peoples, international laws protecting national languages and the languages of national minorities, materials from scientific conferences and research, and monographs that examine how language contributes to the development and preservation of a people's material and spiritual heritage are all presented in the exhibition. Literature on our state's initiative to support and advance the Belarusian language is presented in a separate section;

On February 20 and 21, a selection of vocabulary that highlights the distinctive characteristics of our compatriots' personalities and daily lives, attitudes towards life and the environment, and the distinctive sounds and spellings of Belarusian vocabulary will be shown on the plasma panel of the second floor atrium. Everyone will understand the meanings of "bagowka," "ustsiazh," and "krynichyts";

Starting on February 21, we welcome everyone to view a video clip in which regular readers and National Library staff members repeat passages from Belarusian writers about their native language in order to keep the festive mood. The video clip will be shared on the library's official social media channels and the Internet portal.

Every country has a unique connection to International Mother Language Day since no country can exist without a language, just as no language can exist without a native speaker. Together, let's celebrate this festival!

Exhibition opening hours correspond to the library's opening hours.
The end date of the exhibitions can be changed.

Entrance to the exhibition is available by the library ticket or ticket of the library's social and cultural center.

For more info: (+375 17) 368 37 37.

The article provided by the Public Relations Department.


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