Photo author Gatis Ošenieks

Publish date 11.10.2023

On 15 October at 11.00 in the Children’s Town and at 15.00 in the Children’s Park “Fantāzija” Gāliņciems Library, Children’s Library and Pārventa Library invite everyone to the National Language Day event “ABCDE or home”.

Participants will be introduced to Braille, a special form of writing used by people with visual impairments. All attendees will be able to try to decipher the text hidden in Braille and get acquainted with the Braille alphabet. The Children’s Library will offer a game called “Word Scrabble”, where each participant will receive a set of letters and can use them to create a word with their parents or friends. This game will not only entertain, but also help improve language skills and thinking abilities. The Pārventa Library will invite to act out a poem and create a performance for other visitors

Language is one of the basic values of a country, nationality and consciousness. For us, it is the Latvian language. In order to pay special tribute to the Latvian language as the only national language in Latvia, 15 October 2021 was proclaimed as the National Language Day. This date was chosen because on 15 October 1998 the Latvian language was enshrined in the Constitution as the official language of the country.

Admission is free is charge.

The event is organised by the Ventspils Culture Centre and supported by the Ventspils State City Municipality.

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