French Language Day
On March 20, French Language Day explores the language as a culture, how it represents history, and honors accomplishments. The human race is represented in many languages around the world.
Spoken in more than 25 countries, French settlers emerged from Latin between the 5th and the 8th centuries. Spoken in more than 25 countries, French developed from Latin between the 5th and the 8th centuries. It is one of the most common romance languages spoken today. On both African continents, French, as well as English, is spoken. Although it's one language, there are several dialects. 275 million speakers on these five continents are fluently speaking a diverse and vibrant language influenced by their culture. French dialects are as nuanced as the cuisine is from culture to culture, from France to Canada, South Africa, and Louisiana.
How to celebrate #frenchlanguageday
Brush up on your French or try a new one. Compare your French to the French spoken in another country or even region if you're fluent in the language. How can the terms change? Does the meanings and usage change? Or, perhaps, do the terms and usage change?
Among other ways to investigate the French language are:: Here are some other ways to investigate the French language.
- Discover words in your native tongue that derive from a French word
- Watch a French-language film or listen to French music
- Cooking from a French translated cookbook. Although translated, many of the French cooking terms, although translated, are still very French. Look up the correct pronunciations, meanings, and methods to figure them out
While you explore and post your findings, use #FrenchLanguageDay to post on social media.
The french language day is the centennial celebration of a french language day
In 2010, the United Nations designated six language days in honor of the United Nations' six official languages and their contributions to each of the languages' history, culture, and achievements. In honor of the International Organization of La Francophonie's 40th anniversary, the United Nations selected March 20 for French Language Day on March 20.
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.