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posted: 3/13/2012 1:57 PM

Arlington Hts. schools hold Cultural Arts Fair

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  • The Bulgarian consulate presents an exhibit about the historic importance of the Cyrillic alphabet for the Arlington Heights Cultural Fair.

      The Bulgarian consulate presents an exhibit about the historic importance of the Cyrillic alphabet for the Arlington Heights Cultural Fair.
    Courtesy Arlington Heights Council of PTAs

  • The Bulgarian consulate presents an exhibit about the historic importance of the Cyrillic alphabet for the Arlington Heights Cultural Fair.

      The Bulgarian consulate presents an exhibit about the historic importance of the Cyrillic alphabet for the Arlington Heights Cultural Fair.
    Courtesy Arlington Heights Council of PTAs

  • The Bulgarian consulate presents an exhibit about the historic importance of the Cyrillic alphabet for the Arlington Heights Cultural Fair.

      The Bulgarian consulate presents an exhibit about the historic importance of the Cyrillic alphabet for the Arlington Heights Cultural Fair.
    Courtesy Arlington Heights Council of PTAs

 
Submitted by the Arlington Heights Council of PTAs

A Cultural Arts Fair from 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, at Thomas Middle School, 1430 N. Belmont St., Arlington Heights, is free and features performances, activities and displays.

It is sponsored by Arlington Heights Elementary District 25 and the Arlington Heights Council of PTAs.

Among the displays, the Bulgarian consulate is bringing 16 panels revealing the historical contribution of the Bulgarian alphabet, also known as the Cyrillic alphabet, in the construction of European Christian civilization during medieval times. Apostles Cyril and Methodius created the script, and the most important message is that the glory and power of a country is "more in the pen, than the sword."

The Trinity Academy of Irish Dance plans to bring 44 dancers, who will perform around 7:30 p.m.

Cultures represented include Indian, Spanish, French, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Judaic, Turkish, Chinese, Croatian, German, Scottish and African.

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