Chinese Language Day
The human race made strides in culture and civilization through the use of words. Investigate the growth the written and spoken word have made during the observance of Chinese Language Day on April 20th.
Like most languages, Chinese has a large number of dialects that contribute to the language's richness and character. Mandarin is the most widely spoken of the seven major modern dialects. Language plays a vital part in culture and history, and it records our accomplishments. The Chinese language is the world's oldest written language at 6,000 years old.
How to celebrate #chineselanguageday
- The study of the Chinese language and culture
- www.un.org For more information, visit www.un.org
- To post on social media, use the hashtag #ChineseLanguageDay
The chinese language day is the longest in the country's language day's history
In 2010, the United Nations designated six language days in honor of the United Nations' six official languages and to draw attention to each's history, culture, and achievements.
One of the Chinese culture's 24 solar terms, Gu Yu (or "Grain Rain") was selected on April 20 for Chinese Language Day. During this time, rain promotes grain's rapid growth during this time. It also honors Cang Jie, the Chinese ancestor who is credited with inventing the beautifully written Chinese language.
On June 20, French Language Day on March 20, Chinese Language Day on April 20, and Arabic Language Day on December 18, are among the six days commemorated include French Language Day on March 20, Chinese Language Day on April 20, English Language Day on April 20, and Arabic Language Day on December 18. On February 21, the United Nations also commemorates International Mother Language Day and International Translation Day on September 30.