Skip to content

Quick facts

When is it?
Every February 21st
What's the official website?
Official Site
Tagged as
What are the hashtags?

Announced by UNESCO in 1999, International Mother Language Day celebrates cultural diversity and commemorates the “language martyr” students of 1952 Bangladesh. These students are honored by the encouragement of multiculturalism and the promotion of protective measures for endangered languages.

It’s hard to imagine the challenges faced by students who have been ordered to learn in a foreign language, as without linguistic inclusion, there is no equal access to education. Current International Mother Language Day events include multicultural festivals which promote the hearing of all voices, and display social cohesion, cultural awareness, and tolerance. The unique nuances and subtleties of linguistic communication which connect individuals to culture and personal identity are valued and encouraged.

In the words of Nelson Mandela, “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.”

Also on Mon Feb 21st...

View all holidays
Mon Feb 21st, 2022
Sat Feb 19th, 2022 - Sun Feb 27th, 2022
Mon Feb 21st, 2022 - Sun Mar 6th, 2022
Mon Feb 21st, 2022 - Sun Feb 27th, 2022
View all holidays

We think you may also like...

Fri Mar 4th, 2022
Wed Apr 20th, 2022
Mon Jun 6th, 2022
Fri Apr 15th, 2022
Close