I am posting this today, to be sure that readers all across the globe are aware of the event in time. Tomorrow, 20 March 2015, there will be all kinds of events celebrating the French language worldwide.
The Journée internationale de la Francophonie forms part of a week-long event, Semaine de la langue française et de la francophonie, created in 1995 by the French Ministry of Culture & Communication.
There are writing workshops, conferences, debates, exhibitions, and competitions, as well as educational materials to be used in schools, and artistic and literary events of all kinds.
The audio-visual media are participating, and especially TV5Monde, the free cultural television channel formed of partners from France, Belgium, Switzerland, and Canada, broadcasting worldwide to 260 million households and 25,000 hotels in almost 200 countries and territories.
The main webpage for the Journée internationale can be found here. Events worldwide have been collected together under the tab “Evènements dans le monde” (drop-down menu at the top for the main page).
And to end on a humorous note, I just love this clip, which rings *so* true with me (anybody else met people like him?) .
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