European Day of Languages

European Day of Languages
This is the sixteenth time we celebrate the European Day of Languages. Every year, on 26th September, all 47 member countries of the Council of Europe participate in educational activities aiming to support languages.

Who invented the day of languages and when was it declared?

The Council of Europe in December 2001.

What’s the purpose of declaring a European Day of Languages?

  • This day is supposed to remind people of the importance of learning and knowing foreign languages.
  • The European Day of Languages furthers
    • the linguistic and cultural diversity of Europe
    • lifelong language education – during studies, working career, or just for the fun of it.

On Tuesday, September 26, you will have the opportunity to take part in various language activities – games, quizzes, conferences, radio programs, etc., not only in the Czech Republic, but also in many parts of Europe.