La Foto del Día Photo Contest at International Book Day, Instituto Cervantes Manila

On April 21, the Instituto Cervantes in Manila will join all the international celebrations on the World Book Day by organising a series of cultural events open to the general public, from 10am to midnight. Instituto Cervantes will be having an Open House, ‘round the clock fiesta to commemorate the International Book Day. Among the activities being organized are:

Feria del Libro Book Fair

Saturday’s main attraction is the Book Fair. We will be offering more than 4,000 brand new books at token prices (starting from 20 Php). The fair will also include books by popular Filipino publishing firms and leading bookstores at 20% off. As per Spanish tradition, every book buyer will receive a rose (while supplies last). In addition, the first 200 hundred buyers will receive a free copy of the novel Don Quijote de la Mancha. More surprise gifts will await visitors throughout the day!

Cultural events and freebies!

On this day, at 12:30 pm, there will be Spanish Wine and Cheese Tasting. We will also have FREE Latin dance classes (at 3:00 pm), as well as jazz shows, concerts, dance performances, film showings, Spanish wine & cheese tasting. Guided tours of the Instituto Cervantes building will also be done at different schedules.

Also, on this day, visitors may avail of a FREE Spanish class for beginners!Two Spanish on-line presentations are also included in the list of events. Guests may also participate in the diagnostic exam, Test your Spanish.

New students who enroll on April 21st will be given a 20% discount off the regular price. (Only valid for certain schedules and full payment).
La Foto del Día (Photo of the Day)

La Foto del Día Photo Contest Don’t own a $1000 camera? ¡No hay problema! All you need is a cellphone equipped with a camera. Pictures must be of subjects (people, objects, events, etc.) as seen within the grounds of the Instituto Cervantes during the Día del Libro. All entries must be received before 6:00 pm on April 21, 2007. Approach the Photo Contest booth to register and to submit your photo(s). There will be a First Priz of 10,000 Php plus a free Spanish course at Instituto Cervantes, and a Second Prize of 5,000 Php plus a set of books.Don’t want to submit an entry? You can also join by voting for your favorite photo (A set of books will be raffled among voters!)

To know about the International Book Day 2007, click here.
Contests -and prizes!International Book Day @ Instituto CervantesInstituto Cervantes855 Kalaw St., 1000 Ermita. Manila (To see map click here)
Tel. (632) 526 1482 - 85 Fax (632) 526 1449


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