YOUR COUNTRY, YOUR CELEBRATION is a show of selected work of pupils aged 6 to 18, most of them participants of the "Reaching Out Through Skype" project, uniting nine European schools in the framework of celebrating the European Day of Languages.

All over Europe our calendars are punctuated by a sequence of specific National public days: Kūčios, Christmas, Mother’s or Father’s day, Sinterklaas, Banc Holiday and many more. Do they make us more enthusiastic and committed to our societies or rather make us feel embarrassed about the collective events? Can those days be beneficial for the young people in order to thrive, to practice tolerance and face the challenges of existence?

Without any restriction, the children were invited to participate in this photographic journey and to submit a photophraph related to their national celebrations or traditions and to write about it. The 2017 addition of "Reaching Out Through Skype" explores personal empowerment of children at a time when stressing "a national feeling" tends to be avoided for fear of being confused with "nationalism", where the feeling of patriotism is becoming a taboo.

The 36 pictures were selected for this touring children’s photo exhibition. The opening will take place on May 05, 2017.

Location and visiting Hours

Museo delle Civiltà

Piazza Guglielmo Marconi, 8,

00144 Rome, Italy:

Tuesday – Sunday | 8 AM – 6:30 PM

The exhibition is developed by Litouws Cultureel Centrum (Soest) in partnership with Berzsenyi Dániel Gimnázium (Budapest), Istituto Tecnico Statale per il Turismo “C. Colombo” (Rome), Christ the King College (Newport), RSG Slingerbos | Levant (Harderwijk), Osnovna šola Jarenina (Jarenina), Osnovna škola Brezovica (Brezovica), 2nd Primary school of Mytikas (Mytikas), VBS De Krekel (Roersbrugge) and Comune di Palazzolo Acreide (prov. Syracuse). From may-june, the exhibition will take place in Hungary, Belgium, Italy, Lithuania, Slovenia, The Netherlands, France, UK, Greece, Croatia.

With special and generous contribution of Leandro Ventura, Francesco Aquilanti, Francesca Montuori, Luca Russo, Chiara Gallerani, Anita Klein, Irene Keizer, Geert Six, Špela Bratuša, Julie Germain, Pauline Stirling, Sandra Prpic, Dimitra Manousou and all the children shared their knowledge and enthusiasm and were engaged in this on-going adventure.

YOUR COUNTRY YOUR CELEBRATION is a part of a multidisciplinary project "Reaching Out Through Skype" that connects children with different backgrounds, ages and from different countries. The project aims to inspire children to learn multiple languages and to get in touch with their artistic talent.

The project has been initiated by Litouws Cultureel Centrum and is performed with the support of The European Commission, Museo delle Civilta (IT) and The Dutch Lithuanian Culture Centre (NL).

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