International Mother Language Day 2023
Manchester Central Library
1st February 2023 – 3rd March 2023
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International Mother Language Day takes place on the 21st of February. This year, Manchester City of Literature and their partners have over a month of activities and events to mark the occasion. While most are in person, some digital events are still available, and the majority are free and open for all ages. You can download a copy of the entire brochure here.
There are around 200 languages spoken in Manchester, making it the most languages in the densest population in the UK, so this feels like a brilliant day to celebrate with Greater Manchester Communities.
For 2023 the IMLD events and exhibitions include Arabic, Estonian, Farsi, French, Icelandic, Hindi, Italian, Kurmanji, Lingala, Romani, Sorani, Spanish and Urdu, and that’s just the ones we could see from our list. There are many events based around attendees displaying their own languages, so there is room to celebrate all of Manchester’s language diversity.
The events around Greater Manchester involve libraries, cultural venues, community groups, universities, schools, museums, language centres, poets, writers, singers, dancers and translators through a mix of interactive activity, creativity and reflection. There is something for everyone at this IMLD.
Join the International Mother Language Day conversation online @MCRCityofLit (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube), using the hashtag #MCRIMLD23 and #MotherLanguageDay.