The European Day of Languages is a yearly event held on 26 September. It celebrates the linguistic diversity of a continent with 24 official EU languages, about 60 regional or minority languages and more than 100 more, spoken by people all over the world.
It is a chance to cultivate awareness of the wide variety of languages in Europe, to promote cultural and linguistic diversity and to encourage people – of all ages if possible – to learn languages given that knowing more than one languages makes it easier to find a job and helps business grow.
The European Day of Languages was first established by the European Commission and the Council of Europe that represents 800 million Europeans from 47 countries.
Events are taking place all over Europe, whether on the same day or in the weeks before or after 26 September.
In Athens, the main EDL event will be held in Technopolis City of Athens, organised by EUNIC Athens, with information stands, competitions, songs, dances, kid’s corner etc. The event is open to the general public.