International Day for French Speakers

If you speak French, you belong to the more than 250 million French language users. Then you can’t go around March 20. Every year on that day is the Journée Internationale de la Francophonie.


In the Netherlands, the entire month of March has been declared the month of the Francophony and there are a number of events. So you can go to the 36 on March 15 e edition of the Concours de la Chanson in Theater Diligentia in The Hague.


This year, the month of the Francophonie revolves around the French comic strip. On 5 March, French-speaking comics artists, journalists and (language) specialists will discuss the theme ‘The French-language comics: an engaged art form’ in The Hague.

After the meeting there will be a tasting of different international cuisines from French speaking countries.

The event will take place on Thursday March 5 from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm in Pathé Buitenhof in The Hague. Entrance is free, you can register via the site of the Institut Français des Pays-Bas . There you can also read more information.