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Celebrating Cultural Diversity on International Mother Language Day

21. February 2013 by Masha 0 Comments

I Love You in UkrainianAll around the globe today countries are promoting cultural diversity and multilingualism for International Mother Language Day. The February 21st observance was created in 1999 by UNESCO "to promote the preservation and protection of all languages used by peoples of the world."

 

Ukrainians are especially proud of their language and there is one thing that makes it very unique.

 

The letter Ï of the Cyrillic alphabet is only used in the Ukrainian language. The city of Rivne is hoping to set a world record today for the "Tallest Letter Ï in Ukraine and the World" by constructing a 3.6 meter (11.8 foot) monument. Organizers are also giving out stickers that read "I love the Ukrainian language."

 

The National Ivan Franko University of Lviv is hosting a poetic marathon. Participants are reading works by Ukrainian poets, both classic and modern. "Remember that you are a Ukrainian! Come and demonstrate your respect for dear Ukrainian language!" call the organizers of the patriotic event.

 

 

Source: Worldwide News Ukraine