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Already knew? The United Nations has declared April 23rd to be the International Day of the English Language ( UN English Language Day ). Of course, such an event deserves its own contribution to the calendar of curious holidays from all over the world and should be honored accordingly with the following lines. So why do we celebrate English Language Day on this date in April?

Who started UN English Language Day?

As already mentioned in the introduction, the initiative for the English Language Day goes to the United Nations, more precisely to UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) or the UN Department of Public Information (DPI ) and back to 2010.

Today’s World Day of the English Language is an integral part of the six UN Languages ​​Days, with which UNESCO would like to honor the linguistic and cultural diversity within the UN and its official official or working languages. In detail these are:

  • March 20: French Language Day (French Journée de la langue française)
  • April 20: Chinese Language Day (chin. 联合国 中文 日)
  • April 23: English Language Day
  • April 23: Spanish Language Day (Spanish Día de la lengua española)
  • June 6: Russian Language Day (Russian День русского языка)
  • December 18: Arabic Language Day (Arabic اليوم العالمي للغة العربية)

The United Nations and English as the lingua franca of the 20th century

So today the English. Although the English language is only the third most native speaker after Mandarin and Hindi, it has the largest number of speakers in the world.

This spread is probably due primarily to the historical expansion of the British Empire since the 17th century and the rise of the United States to global political superpower. This combination ensured that the English language developed into the international lingua franca in the course of the 20th century and today – alongside the United Nations and the European Union – it is the official language of around 60 countries (see also the article on the International translation Day (also: Hieronymustag – ger .: International translation Day) on 30 September).

Why does English Language Day fall on April 23rd?

As with the remaining five other UN language holidays, there is also a very specific reason for the chosen date in the case of International English Language Day. Specifically, April 23 refers to the traditional date of birth and death of the English poet and playwright William Shakespeare, who is still considered to be one of the most important voices in English-language literature (see also the article on the US American Talk like Shakespeare Day .

In this context, however, one restriction must be made. Because while the day of death according to the Julian calendar on April 23, 1616 is considered to be relatively reliable, the exact date of birth is still unclear. According to the church register of Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, Shakespeare was baptized on April 26, 1564, but there is no reference to April 23 as the date of birth. This date does not actually appear in Shakespeare literature until the 18th century, but in the opinion of many interpreters and literary scholars it must be seen as a confusion or merger with the day of death.

Whether the DPI of the United Nations also celebrates the International Nose Picking Day, the day of German beer, the American Take a Chance Day, which is also celebrated today. or National Cherry Cheesecake day or World Book and Copyright day had in mind, I could not figure out the research for the present paper in the course.

English Language Day Greetings:

1. “Everyone can learn this language irrespective of their age or anything.”

2. “May you and your knowns commemorate this day by knowing some essential English poems or facts or stories.”

3. “This day focuses on raising awareness about the history and culture of how we started speaking English and how it became an internationally accepted language.”

4. “We have so many famous writers who have contributed a lot to the English literature.”

5. “This day is to honor the language that has helped everyone communicate in particular or say in a common language.”

6. “Wishing all of you a pleased English Language Day.”

7. “A person can also conduct teaching slum children the English language and make them see this language’s value.”

8. “We have American English and British English. The only difference is in the pronunciation.”

9. “Everyone knows who William Shakespeare was and why 23rd April is selected to celebrate this day.”

10. “Teach English, read English, or learn English. Just respect the language and devote a day to it.”

11. “This day is celebrated to mark the importance of this language. I hope you all will celebrate this day in your way.”

12. “Greetings of this day. May you all come across all kinds of poems and stories to celebrate this day.”

13. “English poems are way more interesting as it covers the history and the rhyming is so good.”

14. “English is considered as a common language all around the world. So learning it is very much essential.”

15. “A pleased English Language Day to all as this is the day when we can make people realize the importance of this language.”

16. “May you all watch an excellent English movie or read an exciting novel to celebrate this day.”

17. “When you celebrate a language, it’s a new way you teach others that particular language. Happy English language Day to my dear friends.”

18. “A happy English Language Day to you and your family. May you celebrate the day in peace and happiness.”

19. “This day was recognized by the UN to promote multilingualism. Wishing a great English Language day ahead.”

20. “English is the first language to be preferred worldwide. One cannot proceed in their professional career if they are not fluent in this language.”

English Language Day Messages:

1. “Many people believe that speaking English is a show off. But they don’t understand the importance of this language.”

2. “Heartiest greetings of this day to all the students out there in schools and my fellow mates.”

3. “This day is celebrated to make people know the importance of this language.”

4. “English is a language that has a historical background, and it’s interesting.”

5. “As English is a pervasive language amongst all the nations, making it an internationally official language.”

6. “Contribution of William Shakespeare to the English literature is always honored and praised. The plays have ever given a different meaning, which is very interesting.”

7. “This day is recognized because it marks the birthday of William Shakespeare.”

8. “There are many facts about the English language that many of us don’t know.”

9. “On this day, many schools also prepare plays written by William Shakespeare to raise awareness of this culture.”

10. “To commemorate this day, one can read novels or poems.”

11. “This day is recognized by the UN to promote multilingualism and make people know the importance of this language.”

12. “One can also learn new words, know the importance where it can be used.”

13. “Celebrating this day has a different significance. It’s like a tribute to our famous writer and an honor to this language.”

14. “If you teach someone a language, this may help them in the future, and maybe they will excel just because of your one step.”

15. “There are many ways a person can improve their English skills. One can read novels, watch English series, listen to English songs, learn a new word every day.”

16. “This day is also celebrated in schools to give the children the basic knowledge about their first language.”

17. “23rd April is not just the birthday or death day of William Shakespeare, but it is also a day of a language. Happy English Language Day.”

18. “Wishing all of you to utilize this day in the best way.”

19. “This day is celebrated on 23rd April to mark the birthday and death day of famous writer William Shakespeare.”

20. “English is always a fun learning a language.”

21. “Wishing everyone a pleased English Language Day, and may you celebrate this day with everyone.”

22. “Language plays an essential role in the communication world and even the cultural world. It’  sIt’s not just that only Americans and Britishers have the right to speak this language.”

23. “This language is essential in every perspective. If a person travels abroad, they have to communicate with others either in their native language or a common language that is accepted all across the world.”

24. “If we celebrate a language, then it’s a kind of honor to the language and the artistic history.”

25. “Let’s celebrate this and learn some fun facts about the English language.”

26. “English language is critical from a job point of view, communication, etc.”

English Language Day Quotes

1. “It doesn’t matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius

2. “Some of the subtance of English words I just don’t understand at all because the culture is so strange to me.” – Yun-Fat Chow

3. “I learned English by going to America and marrying an Englishman who didn’t speak French. That helped.” – Catherine Deneuve

4. “English is the language of a people who have probably earned their reputation for perfidy and hypocrisy because their language itself is so flexible, so often light-headed with statements which appear to mean one thing one year and quite a different thing the next.” – Paul Scott

5. “Are you one of those people who uses words more for the sound than for the sense of them?” – Dean Koontz

6. “If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney

7. “Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” – Margaret Fuller

8. “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin

9. “With hard work, learning English, and getting involved, there is no limit on what you can achieve.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

10. “Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” – Joseph Addison

11. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S.Lewis

12. “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin

13. “There is no such thing as the Queen’s English. The property has gone into the hands of a joint stock company and we own the bulk of the shares!” – Mark Twain

14. “To have another language is to possess a second soul.” – Charlemagne

15. “What does it matter if you can speak two or more languages if you have nothing original to say in any language?” – Jarod Kintz

16. “The English language is like London: proudly barbaric yet deeply civilised, too, common yet royal, vulgar yet processional, sacred yet profane.” – Stephen Fry

17. “I know your head aches. I know you’re tired. I know your nerves are as raw as meat in a butcher’s window. But think what you’re trying to accomplish – just think what you’re dealing with. The majesty and grandeur of the English language; it’s the greatest possession we have.” – George Bernard Shaw

18. “When I first came to America I made a lot of mistakes, like going to the hair salon and asking for a blow job instead of a blow dry.” – Penelope Cruz

19. “Language is wine upon the lips.” – Virginia Woolf

20. “They had nothing in common but the English language.” – E. M. Forster

21. “I was trying to learn English and I was very worried about my accent. I’m sure I’ll always have it but I remember Tom Hanks said to me, “Don’t lose the accent. If you do, you’re lost.”” – Antonio Banderas

22. “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” – Samuel Beckett

23. “Is it not enjoyable to learn and practise what you learn?” – Confucius

24. “Learning is like rowing upstream, not to advance is to drop back.” – Chinese Proverb

25. “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Gandhi

26. “Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” – Henry James

27. “English is flexible: you can jam it into a Cuisinart for an hour, remove it, and meaning will still emerge.” – Douglas Coupland

28. “To understand English is one thing; to understand an Englishman who talks is another.” – Aleister Crowley

29. “My spelling is wobbly. It is good spelling, but it wobbles and the letters get in the wrong places.” – A. A. Milne

30. “Oh, God, I don’t know what’s more difficult, life or the English language.” – Johnathan Ames

31. “To me it is very important to understand the nature of English and how it works.” – Shakira

32. “I know grammar by ear only, not by note, not by the rules.” – Mark Twain

33. “Writing in English is like throwing mud at a wall.” – Joseph Conrad

34. “I came here and realized how truly limited my English was and it was very scary. I soon realized it wasn’t going to be hard to learn – it was going to be nearly impossible.” – Salma Hayek

35. “Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu

36. “There is no substitute for hard work.” – Thomas Edison

37. “Speaking English is like a tongue-twister for me. I can speak each word perfectly, but then you have to string them together, like “Blah, blah, blah.” That’s when I get crazy.” – Jackie Chan

38. “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” – Abraham Lincoln

39. “Language is “the infinite use of finite means.” – Wilhelm von Humboldt

40. “England and America are two countries separated by the same language.” – George Bernard Shaw

41. “Learning is not a spectator sport.” – D. Blocher

42. “Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going.” – Rita Mae Brown

43. “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain

44. “Americans who travel abroad for the first time are often shocked to discover that despite all the progress that has been made in the past 30 years, many foreign people still speak in foreign languages.” – Dave Barry

45. “The barrier of language is sometimes a blessed barrier, which only lets pass what is good. Or, to put the thing less cynically, we may be better in new clean words, which have never been tainted by our pettiness or vice.” – E. M. Forster

April 23 National Days

Talk Like Shakespeare Day 2021

International Nose Picking Day 2021

American National Cherry Cheesecake Day

World Book and Copyright Day 2021

German Beer Day 2021 – a public holiday in honor of the Purity Law

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