Livraria Lello makes the bridge with Italy on a new bookshop event

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

To celebrate the most important date of the Italian Republic, Livraria Lello wants to highlight a little of its culture on this June 2nd. From 10:00 there is music and poetry in the most beautiful bookstore in the world.

In partnership with Associazone Socio-Culturale Italiana of Portogallo Dante Alighieri (ASCIPDA), Livraria Lello promotes a literary and musical initiative which the Italian language will be the protagonist. The members of ASCIPDA will present the reading of poems and performances in Italian, regional languages and dialects present in this Mediterranean country.

The Festa della Repubblica Italiana is the national holiday of Italy celebrated annually on June 2. This day celebrates the institutional referendum held in the form of universal suffrage in 1946, which the Italian people were called to the polls to decide on the form of government after World War II and the fall of Fascism. With 12,717,923 votes for republic and 10,719,284 votes for monarchy, the result meant the proclamation of the Republic and the forced exile of men descending from the House of Savoia.
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