Language Matters

Kathleen Stein Smith, Ph.D

Francophonie Cultural Festival 2016

“The Embassy of France is once again part of one of the largest francophonie festivals in the world, featuring culinary, literary and performing arts events.

For three weeks, Washington, D.C. will resonate with the vibrant sounds, sights, and tastes of the French-speaking world at the 2016 edition of the Francophonie Cultural Festival. Over three weeks, the festival will celebrate francophonie with concerts, theatrical performances, films, culinary tastings, literary salons, children’s workshops, and more.

La Grande Fête, a highlight of the festival each year, will take place on Friday, March 18. More than 35 embassies and organizations will take part in this stunning display of culinary specialties and traditions from different francophone countries.

The Francophonie Cultural Festival is presented in collaboration with The Smithsonian Associates, Alliance Française, the Embassies of France, Belgium, Monaco, Haiti and the bureau of Québec.”

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