UN Spanish Language Day

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UN Spanish Language Day
Día del Idioma Español en las Naciones Unidas
Date23 April
Next time23 April 2024 (2024-04-23)
First time12 October 2010; 12 years ago (2010-10-12)
Related toInternational Mother Language Day,
UN Arabic Language Day,
UN Chinese Language Day,
UN English Language Day,
UN French Language Day,
UN Portuguese Language Day,
UN Russian Language Day,
UN Swahili Language Day

UN Spanish Language Day (Spanish: Día del Idioma Español en las Naciones Unidas) is observed annually on 23 April.[1] The event was established by the UN's Department of Public Information in 2010,[2] seeking "to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity as well as to promote equal use of all six of its official working languages throughout the organization". The day was first observed on 12 October to celebrate the Día de la Hispanidad in some Spanish-speaking countries for the discovery of American continent. Later, the day was changed to 23 April, to pay tribute to Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, who died on 22 April 1616.[3]

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  1. ^ "List of International Days and Weeks". United Nations. Retrieved 9 February 2023.
  2. ^ "Department of Public Information to Launch 'Language Days at the United Nations'" (Press release). United Nations. 19 February 2010. Archived from the original on 9 February 2023.
  3. ^ "Día del Idioma Español en las Naciones Unidas". United Nations (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 20 January 2023.

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