INTERNATIONAL DAY OF MONUMENTS AND SITES
Following a proposal by ICOMOS, the 18th April as of 1983, has been designated by UNESCO as the International Day for Monuments and Sites. It is celebrated each year with events that aim to make the public aware of their cultural heritage. Citizens are encouraged through a number of events to learn about and appreciate all forms of their heritage. Each year a different topic is promoted and all events are organized so as to incorporate the specific theme. The theme for 2013 is “The Heritage of Education”.
The aim of this year’s theme is to promote an aspect of our cultural heritage, which consists the most evident source of culture. Education, which is frequently pushed aside as the product of cultural identity and is only promoted as the moving force for the creation of works of culture, is brought forward. The schools, which have been listed as Ancient Monuments, are presented to the public, highlighting their significance in the creation of cultural and national consciousness.
Apart from the main event, entitled “School, Monument in Time…”, organized by the Department of Antiquities in collaboration with the Community of Pera Oreinis, that will be held on Thursday 18 April 2013 at 18:30 at the Cultural Centre of Pera Oreinis, the following event will also take place:
Saturday and Sunday 20-21 April 2013
• Historical walks/ guided tours at the Pera Oreinis archaeological monuments.
18 APRIL 2013
“THE HERITAGE OF EDUCATION”