European Heritage Days

Journées européennes du patrimoine
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The Heritage and Knowledge

The theme of the 2016 European Heritage Days is The Heritage And Knowledge. The choice of this lead theme was prompted by the enormous information and educational potential embedded in cultural heritage. It is a source of knowledge about the historical past and the cultural assets of the country, about the people who created it, as well as about ourselves, their descendants.
The cultural heritage is the spiritual potential of the nation, the epitome of its ideology and
identity, its moral behavior. It is in the context of knowing and understanding of the inherited
assets that the process of self-identification both of every individual and the nation as a whole occurs. The awareness of who we are, where we originate from, what our essence is determines our place among other communities, fosters respect and interest towards the cultural identity and diversity and promotes social, educational, intercultural relations.