UN Spanish Language Day

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UN Spanish Language Day
DateApril 23
Next time23 April 2021 (2021-04-23)
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 Spanish Language Day is observed annually on 23 April.[1] The event was established by UN's Department of Public Information in 2010[2] to 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 firstly observed on 12 October to celebrate the Dia 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 the same day in 1616. [3]

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  1. ^ UN International Days. Retrieved 2019-04-09.
  2. ^ Department of Public Information to Launch ‘Language Days at the United Nations’ United Nations Department of Public Information, 19 February 2010
  3. ^ "Día del Idioma Español en las Naciones Unidas".

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