december, 2019

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18decAll DayInternational Day of the Arabic Language(All Day: wednesday)

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Arabic is one of the most widely spoken languages ​​in the world and is one of the most widely spoken languages ​​in the world. It is spoken by more than 422 million people and is spoken in the region known as the Arab World, as well as many other neighboring regions such as Ahwaz, Turkey, Chad, Mali, Senegal and Eritrea. Arabic is of utmost importance to Muslims. It is a sacred language (the language of the Qur’an), and prayers (and other worshipers) are not performed in Islam except by mastering some of its words. Arabic is also a major ritual language of a number of Christian churches in the Arab world, as well as many of the most important Jewish religious and intellectual works of the Middle Ages (1) .

The influence of the spread of Islam and the establishment of states has contributed to the rise of the Arabic language. The language of politics, science and literature for many centuries in the lands ruled by Muslims has influenced Arabic directly or indirectly in many other languages ​​in the Islamic world, such as Turkish, Persian, Kurdish, Urdu, Malaysian, Indonesian and Albanian. And some other African languages ​​such as Hausa and Swahili, and some European languages, especially the Mediterranean, including Spanish, Portuguese, Maltese and Sicily.

Arabic is taught officially or informally in many Islamic countries and African countries bordering the Arab world, and it is the official language in all Arab countries. It is also an official language in Chad, Eritrea and Israel. It is also one of the six official languages ​​of the United Nations .

The balance between the six official languages, namely, English, Arabic, Chinese, Spanish, French and Russian, has been a concern for all Secretaries-General. From 1946 to the present, several measures have been taken to promote the use of official languages ​​so that the United Nations, its objectives and its work are understood by the public as widely as possible.

In support of multilingualism and multiculturalism at the United Nations, the United Nations Department of Public Information adopted a resolution on the eve of the International Mother Language Day , celebrated on 21 February each year at the initiative of UNESCO, to celebrate each of the six official languages ​​of the United Nations United Nations. It was decided to celebrate Arabic on 18 December as the day on which General Assembly resolution 3190 (XXVIII) (PDF format) of 18 December 1973 was adopted and the General Assembly decided to introduce Arabic into the official and working languages ​​of the United Nations.

The purpose of this day is to raise awareness among United Nations staff on the history, culture and development of each of the six official languages. Each language has the freedom to choose the method it finds appropriate in preparing its own day-to-day program of activities, including inviting well-known poets, writers and writers, as well as developing event-related information materials.

Cultural activities include: musical ensembles, literary readings, competitive competitions, exhibitions, lectures, performances, plays and folklore. It also includes the preparation of meals expressing the cultural diversity of the language-speaking countries, the holding of cinematic shows and brief seminars for those wishing to explore more about the language. 

Source: https://www.un.org/ar/events/arabiclanguageday/index.shtml

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All Day (Wednesday)

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