21 February 2015

On This Day: Today is International Mother Language Day

Today is International Mother Language Day and it is a day to promote all of the world’s estimated 6,500 spoken languages. The purpose of today is to celebrate the world’s cultural diversity.  

Mother tongue education, according to UNESCO, is “essential to bolster multilingualism and respect for linguistic and cultural diversity in societies that are transforming quickly.” 

You can join the effort today on Facebook or Twitter. Use hashtags #IMLD or #MotherLanguage. 

 

On This Day is a prompt I started this month to further explore historical events.
                

© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
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