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English, along with French, is one of the two working languages of the United Nations, and one of the Organization's six official languages.

Because it is so widely spoken, English is often referred to as a "world language", or the lingua franca of the modern era.

English Language Day at the UN is celebrated on 23 April, the date traditionally observed as the birthday of William Shakespeare. The Day is the result of a 2010 initiative by the Department of Public Information, establishing language days for each of the Organization's six official languages. The purpose of the UN's language days is to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity as well as to promote equal use of all six official languages throughout the Organization.

Under the initiative, UN duty stations around the world celebrate six separate days, each dedicated to one of the Organization's six official languages.

The days are as follows:

  • Arabic (18 December)
  • Chinese (20 April)
  • English
  • French (20 March)
  • Russian (6 June)
  • Spanish (12 October)

 

It is the entirely our day, our holiday. Lets celebrate :) Express your love to English!

Because people speak English!
I wish YOU success in the learning and teaching English!


Take care!

Have a great weekend!

-Valentine-


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Comment by Valentine on April 26, 2011 at 10:37
Night, thanks a lot for your nice comment!!! Don't be upset about the missed celebration :) Better late, than never :) 
Comment by Valentine on April 26, 2011 at 10:30
Ika, you are veeeeeeery welcome :) thanks for passing by!
Comment by Mr_Night on April 25, 2011 at 20:47

Valentine, wow, nice blog.

I haven't known that before, 23 of April! I missed the celebration :(

I love English language because its the only channel to understand you and all my other friends world wide. With out English language, we would never be friends, would never share cultures and we would never understand how life goes.

Nice to know about this.Thanks dear :)

Night

 

Comment by ika aryani on April 24, 2011 at 17:06
wow! I don't know this information. thank you valentine for sharing this! :)
Comment by Valentine on April 24, 2011 at 8:18

Riaz, Oksana, Martin, Puakeng, Anele, Manal, Expector and Gueen, thanks a lot for passing by and leaving your comments! I appreciate it!  And I am glad that this information was new and cognitive for you. 

wish you ALL THE BEST!


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Comment by Expector Smith on April 23, 2011 at 15:26
Thanks for sharing!
Comment by Oksana on April 23, 2011 at 9:11
Wow! I'm happy to participate with others in studying one of the world languages!

It was really new for me to find out about six world languages as working languages in the UN. Thanks for noticing about English day! Pleasant fact! =)
Comment by Riaz Hussain on April 23, 2011 at 8:40
so nice i heard it first time .... Happy English Day.........!!!!!

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