World’s Arabic Language Day :)

 The World’s Arabic Language day is on Dec. 18, wherein, it’s a UN holiday that was designed as an annual celebration to “promote multilingualism and cultural diversity, as well as celebrate Arabic language’s role in and contribution to the safeguarding and dissemination of human civilization and culture”: 

The 18th was chosen as the date for World Arabic Language Day (WALD), as it’s “the day in 1973 when the General Assembly approved Arabic [singular] as an official UN language.” All this is fair enough. But if we’re celebrating multilingualism and cultural diversity, there’s no better place to start than with the Arabics.

Starting today, in Egypt, there will be two events celebrating WALD: 

On Dec. 16, the General Egyptian Book Organization is also holding a seminar entitled “The Arabic language in the Arab media.”

On Dec. 17, the Egyptian National Library and Archives will facilitate a conference called “The Problems of Arabic Language and the Issues of the Future.”

In the Emirates, they’ll wait until Dec. 18:

The ”Bel Arabi” initiative, to promote the use of Arabic in social media, will kick off at midnight

Also, in India:

Kerala to host slew of events for ‘UN Arabic Language Day’ celebrations

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