The Romanian Cultural Institute (ICR) in Brussels march the launch of the Brussels Book Fair on March 1 by promoting the tradition of Martisor (March lucky charm) in the EU capital.
Aiming to bring something original and to promote the tradition of the white thread plaited with a red one, offered as a present on March 1 in Romania, the Republic of Moldova, as well as in Bulgaria, ICR Brussels will tell ‘the story of Martisor’ at its exhibition stand and will offer March lucky charms to the organizers of the fair, their colleagues from the other five European cultural institutes and their special guests.
The lucky talismans have been chosen in collaboration with the National Museum of the Romanian Peasant (MTR), ICR Brussels says in a release sent to Agerpres.
At the 42nd edition of the Brussels Book Fair, the institute invited the writers Dan Lungu and Nicoleta Esinencu. The books of Dan Lungu have been already translated in ten languages.
Nicoleta Esinencu, a young author from the Republic of Moldova, whose novels have been translated in French and German, stood out thanks to the intransigence of her observation and her direct manner. The two writers will sign autographs at the ICR stand and will attend a debate with their fans.
The bookstore of the EUNIC stand (European Union National Institutes for Culture) will display about 200 books of Romanian and Moldovan literature in Romanian, but also in French.