The forthcoming two national holidays – the Independence Day of August 27 and the Limba Noastra [Our Language] of August 31 – will be celebrated particularly broadly and solemnly this year in Moldova.
The Independence Day program will begin in the morning, when country leadership representatives will lay flowers to the monument to Moldova’s medieval King Stefan cel Mare. That day will see exhibitions of books, paintings and national craftsmanship, sportive competitions, artistic and cultural events to be organized by the Ministry of Education and Youth Affairs and other organizations. At 17.00, a big concert will begin in the city’s central Great National Assembly Square to involve children companies, folk and light music performers.
The August 31 program also abounds in various cultural and other events. Traditionally, the day will begin with laying flowers to the monument to Stefan cel Mare. The holiday program includes also the opening of the International Book Salon 2009 (this year it is dedicated to outstanding Moldovan poet Grigore Vieru, who died in a car crush last winter), of an exhibition/contest of arts to be organized by the Moldovan Painters’ Union in collaboration with the culture authorities of the Bacau judet (Romania), and the opening of access to the Internet on the Wi-Fi system in four more public places in Chisinau.
In the evening, a gala concert of best Moldovan companies, orchestras and performers will be staged in the Great National Assembly Square.