Language Matters

Kathleen Stein Smith, Ph.D

UN Chinese Language Day — April 20th

UN Chinese Language Day is observed annually on April 20. The event was established by the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in 2010 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’. April 20 was chosen as the date for the Chinese language ‘to pay tribute to Cang Jie, a mythical figure who is presumed to have invented Chinese characters about 5,000 years ago’. ”

Read more @ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UN_Chinese_Language_Day

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