International Mother Language Day

International Mother Language Day

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Posted 2024-02-07 by Janefollow

Mon 02 Dec 2024

, which takes place on 21st February each year, is an internationally recognised UNESCO designated day. Manchester City of Literature leads the, now 53, UNESCO Cities of Literature for in February each year, to mark the fact that around 200 languages are spoken in Manchester at any one time. IMLD celebrates the importance of Mother Languages to promote unity in diversity and international understanding through multilingualism and multiculturalism.

This year there are a range of events, while most are in person, there are still some digital events available and the large majority are free and available for all ages to attend.

There are around 200 languages spoken in Manchester making it the most languages in the densest population in the UK, so this is a brilliant day to celebrate with Greater Manchester communities.

For 2024 the IMLD events and exhibitions include Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Estonian, French, Frisian, German, Greek, Icelandic, Italian, Mandarin, Polish, Russian, Shona, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu and more. There are many events based around attendees displaying their own languages, so there’s room to celebrate all of Manchester’s language diversity.

The events around Greater Manchester involve libraries, cultural venues, community groups, universities, schools, museums, language centres, poets, writers, singers, dancers and translators, through a mix of interactive activity, creativity and reflection.

More information at www.manchestercityofliterature.com/event/international-mother-language-day-2024/




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