The U.S. Embassy in Egypt marked the International Day of the Arabic Language, which falls on December 18 of each year, stressing that the USA meets with the Arab world in love for calligraphy as a link to enhance cultural exchange between the American and Arab peoples.
On this special occasion, the U.S. Embassy published a video of the U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Africa Band on its official accounts on social media platforms, in which a group of U.S. Navy Band appeared singing the iconic Arabic song "Lamma Bada Yatathanna" under the theme and title “Arabic Language, a bridge between civilizations”.
In that respect, the U.S. Embassy staff took to social media to share a sweet post tribute to the Arabic Language.
The embassy said: "Happy Arabic Language Day!"
"Today we dedicate our original take on "Lamma Bada Yatathanna" to all our partners and allies in the Maghreb and the Middle East. Happy Arabic Language Day!" reads the title of 4-minute of a video posted on the embassy platforms on Dec. 19.
It's worth mentioning that the International Day of the Arabic Language has been celebrated since 2012 to mark the adoption of Arabic as the sixth official language of the United Nations by the UN General Assembly on 18 December 1973.
You can watch the U.S. Navy Band's rendition of Lamma Bada Yatathanna below: