Kostadinovska-Stojčevska: The European Day of Languages is an incentive for all citizens to learn and respect languages
The Macedonian language lives on through the translations of hundreds of foreign Macedonians in Europe and the world as our cultural diplomats. That respect for the Macedonian language calls us to cultivate the love for all other European languages as a cultural identity of the peoples of our European family.
This was emphasized by the Minister of Culture, Bisera Kostadinovska-Stojchevska, on the occasion of September 26, the European Day of Languages.
As reported by the Ministry of Culture, she said that the European Day of Languages is also a day for the Macedonian language, as one of the European languages.
– A language through which the works of our folklore tradition, but also of our contemporary Macedonian expression, are incorporated into European culture, heritage and tradition. With the Macedonian language, we have shared with Europe the works of Koneski, Shopov, Janevski, Stefanovski, Bužarovska and a plethora of other writers and poets, said Kostadinovska-Stojchevska.
He adds that Shakespeare, Kafka, Cervantes, Baudelaire, Goethe and other European classics and contemporary greats of literature have been translated into Macedonian, as one of the European languages.
According to the minister, the European Day of Languages is another incentive to tell all citizens to learn and respect languages in order to transmit love and understanding between nations.