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UN Chinese Language Day

UN Chinese Language Day

Chinese Language Day is celebrated on 20 April. The first day was celebrated on 12 November 2010 but from the next year, the date was changed to 20 April. The aim of the day is to highlight the contribution of Chinese Poetry, Literature, and Language in world culture. The aim of the day is to educate people about the history of the Chinese language.



In 2010, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization recognized six languages as official languages of the UN. The UN Department of Public Information started the event to celebrate as well as promote all six of it's official working languages. The six languages are English, Chinese, French, Arabic, Spanish. and Russian. These are the six most spoken languages in the world. To identify these languages, each language was given a special holiday.



World Chinese Language Day is not considered an official holiday. Businesses, schools and government offices are open on this day.



Unique features of this language are mention below- One of the most complex languages is Chinese. It is believed that the Chinese language has existed for thousands of years. Due to the complex nature of the language, its origins remain unknown and when it separated itself from that family.



Some interesting facts are -Chinese people celebrate Guyu which usually begins around April 20 in honor of Cangjie because he invented Chinese characters. The Deities and Ghosts wept and it rained millet. The word "Guyu" literally means "rain of millet".


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