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World Arabic Language Day 2018

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Date(s) - 12/13/2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Join us for an evening dedicated to honoring Al-Farāhīdi
and to discerning the mystical art of Arabic calligraphy and illumination.
Celebrate World Arabic Language Day (WALD) with us at SQCC! Established by the United Nations Education, Scientific & Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1973, WALD celebrates the Arabic language as a pillar of the cultural diversity of humanity.
Thursday, 13 December
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Al-Farāhīdi’s, (ʻAbqarī al-lughah) Genius of Arabic Language, contributions to the Arabic language
  • Panel Discussion: The Art of Arabic Calligraphy and Illumination
  • Musical Performance
*Sculpture of al-Farahidi in Basra, Iraq.
This event is free and open to the public, RSVP required.
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