British ambassador to Romania Paul Brummell recited a poem by Mihai Eminescu, to mark the Romanian culture day on January 15.

The ambassador went to Ipotesti, the village where Eminescu was born, and stood by the lake that inspired the Romanian poet to write one of his romantic poems called Lacul (The Lake).

“This is the 15th of January the day of the Romanian culture. It is the date of birth of Mihai Eminescu, Romania’s greatest poet and we are here in North East Romania, just outside the village of Ipotesti, where Eminescu spent part of his childhood. And this is the lake known as the lake of water lilies which is said to have inspired one of Eminescu’s most famous poems, ‘Lacul'(‘The Lake’),” Paul Brummel said in an intro.

Mihai Eminescu, born on January 15, 1850 in the village of Ipotesti, near Botosani, in North-Eastern Romania, is considered to be Romania’s greatest poet. He was also a novelist and an important journalist of his time. To honor his memory, Romania celebrates the national culture day on January 15.

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