International Mother Language Day
International Mother Language Day is celebrated every year on 21st February. It was first proclaimed by UNESCO in 1999 to preserve and promote linguistic and cultural diversity. Since then it is being celebrated every year across the world by holding different events.
It is estimated by UNESCO that half of the over 6,000 plus languages spoken today will disappear in the nearest future. On Mother Language Day, the European School students came to school dressed in national costumes, held calligraphy contest, exhibited alphabet paintings, met writers, arranged a flash mob and participated in a diverse cultural program aiming to preserve mother tongue.