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Celebrating the French language in Namibia

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Annually, on the 20th of March, communities around the world gather to celebrate the French language. The International Organization of La Francophonie represents one of the biggest linguistic zones in the world and its institutions manage celebrations all over the world for this special day.  Its members share more than just a common language. They also share the humanist values promoted by the French language. It is then an opportunity to celebrate not only French language but sharing values and interculturality. 

This year, the FNCC and the Francophone communities present in Namibia invite you all to celebrate the French language around the theme “United we stand” from the 19th to the 24th of March.

A unique format is proposed this year with an all week of events and a first day at the Osiree refugee Camp. Events, activities and ceremonies will take place after Independence day during the week: Francophone cinema screenings for children and adults, encounter with the French writer Christine Rosana around her book Mama Africa, display of French-speaking artists' productions, shows and fashion show with special collection by the Ivorian designer SORO, concert with Francophone and local artists like Slickartie, football tournament, children bazaar and last but not least, a closing evening with a food market and a big concert with anticipated artists.

For the first time, the French group Dark Blue Orchestra will give a stage appearance in Namibia alongside already well known artists like Shungu, Dollar and Four by Four. Obviously, Francophone, Francophile or all public interested and curious are welcome to join us this amazing musical night!

For more information about the events taking place as part of the Francophonie week, take a look here