International ‘Greek Language Day’

Via Jim *The Best Jim* Aitken

February 9 has officially been declared International Greek Language Day which is expected to spark off initiatives that will assist in spreading Greek language and culture worldwide.

The concept of an International Greek Language Day had been put forward by the General Secretariat for Greeks Abroad with the support and collaboration of a large number of Greek Diplomatic Missions, Greek associations and communities as well as the Ecumenical Patriarchate, the Senior Patriarchates and the Archdioceses supporting schools or Greek-language classes around the world.

The declaration came after the Joint Decision of the Minister of Internal Affairs, of the Minister of Education, Research and Religious Affairs and of the Minister of Foreign Affairs No.17889 (Official Gazette B’ 1384 from 24.04.2017).

According to  diaspora Press reports, the Greek Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairsis about to draw up a programme of events which, in combination with their own initiatives, will be proposed to all Greek Communities and Associations of the Diaspora or to foreign universities with Greek language studies including other bodies for Greek-language learning, even more so those financed by the General Secretariat for Greeks Abroad.

Interesting, since February 8 is already Septuagint Day.   Now you can celebrate your Greek skills (or pretend you have them) two days in a row!

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Weather to Cheer Even the Happiest Soul…

Given the already saturated soil and high stream flows, the additional moderate to heavy rains will likely cause significant stream flooding, roadway flooding, mud slides, and main stem river flooding. Potentially life threatening flooding is possible.

Thanks, NWS. I feel happier already…

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