Embassy of Portugal in Turkey

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Celebration of the International Day of Portuguese Language

Picture about the exhibition Portuguese language

On the 5th of May, throughout the world, the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP) commemorates the “International Day of Portuguese Language”.

Portuguese, the 5th most spoken language in the world (the 3rd among the European languages), is spoken by 250 million people, being the official language of 9 countries – in Europe, America, Africa and Asia - namely, Portugal, Brazil, Angola, Mozambique, East-Timor, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, São Tomé and Príncipe and Equatorial-Guinea.

Taking into account Turkey´s status as Associate Observer of the CPLP, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey is organizing the celebrations of this important date, once again this year.

The Embassies of Portugal, Brazil, Angola and Georgia (another “associate observer” of CPLP), have been cooperating with the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the planning and organization of the International Day of Portuguese Language, to which you are all invited and mostly welcome.

The program will include an exhibition on “The Economic Potential of Portuguese Language”, made available by Portugal, piano performances by two piano players respectively from Brazil and Georgia, a “kuduru” performance (traditional music and dance), from Angola.

The reception will include food and drinks provided by some of the participating countries.

Date:   May 5, 2015

Time:   19.00

Venue: Ankara Palas

Doğanbey Mh., 06030 Ankara, ULUS - ANKARA

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