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International Mother Language Day 2018 - celebration

Venue: Edinburgh City Chambers, 253 High Street EH1 1YJ
Telephone: 0131 556 0441 / 07930 183352
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Event Date: 21/02/2018 11:00 - 13:00

International Mother Language day (IMLD) was proclaimed by UNESCO and observed every year since 2000 to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. UNESCO’s theme this year is linguistic diversity and multilingualism count for sustainable development.

Brief programme of the day:

  • 11am – 12pm: Reception event at the European room, City Chambers. Hosted by Frank Ross, Right Honourable Lord Lieutenant and Lord Provost. A celebration of language diversity through multilingual cultural performances
  • 12pm – 1pm: City chamber quadrangle (outdoor). A tribute to the language martyrs of Bangladesh whose struggle for the Bangla language is the reason that the 21st of February was chosen by UNESCO for IMLD. We will be laying flower/wreaths on temporary memorial. No registration required.

Please book your place to attend the reception event through the link above: 

No booking is required to attend the second part which will start from 12 Noon at the City Chambers quadrangle (outdoors).

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