UN Spanish Language Day

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UN Spanish Language Day
DateApril 23
Next time23 April 2022 (2022-04-23)
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 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 firstly 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. ^ 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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