21 Feb

International Mother Language Day 2024: 21 February- Theme, Activities & Significance

About 7.5 hundred Crores people love to speak their mother tongue. Humans are the best creatures on earth. As the best creature in creation, only human beings can share different theories and ideas about International Mother Language Day. Think about it – if there was no language in the world, would you be able to read this content today? Certainly not. Because a child is born with no language in his mouth at birth.

Every member of the world learns the language from their mother. Did you know that people have struggled and given their lives for language? Bangladesh is a country that has fought and given its life for the Bengali language. You better celebrate the event by honouring those who have significance in their life for the mother language. We should observe the day for historical reasons and reasons concerning the mother. So, let’s start to know about the important day.

History of Mother Language Day

 Bangladesh gained independence in 1971, but the primary source of that independence was the language movement of 1952. East Pakistan is now Bangladesh, and West Pakistan is now Pakistan. On the one hand, the demand for making Bengali the state language based on the majority of East Pakistan, and on the other hand, the demand of the then government of Pakistan to make Urdu, the minority language, the state language.

All the students gathered on February 21 1952, to demand that Bengali be made the state language, but the Pakistani government allowed Yahya Khan to open fire on the students’ procession. The fires of the liberation war of Bangladesh have been burning ever since and at one point in 1971 after the crowning of East Pakistan, i.e. Bangladesh’s independence. In its continuation, the United Nations has been observing February 21 as International Mother Language Day since 2000.

International Mother Language Day Theme 2024

The theme for International Mother Language Day 2024 is “Fostering multilingualism for inclusion in education and society”.

Bangladesh and Mother Language Day

Everyone needs to respect their mother tongue, Bengali, English, Arabic, Persian, Portuguese, and others. If you appreciate the language, you admire your mother. And indeed, a mother is one of the best people in the world. Surrounded by India and bordered by Myanmar, Bangladesh struggled for language and set the world on fire.

Today, in its continuation, February 21 is celebrated as International Mother Language Day. Celebrating International Mother Language Day from 2000 till today, I first think of Bangladesh. So Mother’s Day and Bangladesh are like a coin.

Why do we celebrate on February 21?

International Mother Language Day is successfully observed in 193 countries of the United Nations every year. International Mother Language Day is celebrated on February 21 every year to honour the mother tongue and to present one’s language to the world. One of the most important means of human life. It is impossible for a single person to do all the work in the world, and for that, people must cooperate with others. That is to say, this day needs to be celebrated a little differently to respect the language.

By celebrating International Mother Language Day, all people, irrespective of race, religion, and caste, dream of coming to the world to come. Therefore, through various activities, the United Nations and its members have International Mother Language Day annually.

What Do People Do?

Collecting flowers for the celebration of International Mother Language Day, various Shaheed Minar are offered. Every martyr’s minaret is decorated with flowers to bless the souls of the martyrs who gave their lives for the language. On February 21, the martyrs were honoured with flowers at the Shaheed Minar.

Dates of  International Mother Language Day

Year Weekday Date Name Holiday Type
2016 Sun February 21 International Mother Language Day United Nations observance
2017 Tue February 21 International Mother Language Day United Nations observance
2018 Wed February 21 International Mother Language Day United Nations observance
2019 Thu February 21 International Mother Language Day United Nations observance
2020 Fri February 21 International Mother Language Day United Nations observance
2024 Sun February 21 International Mother Language Day United Nations observance
2022 Mon February 21 International Mother Language Day United Nations observance
2023 Tue February 21 International Mother Language Day United Nations observance

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Md Jahidul Islam

Hi! I am Md Jahidul Islam. Love To Travel Around The world and find out Culture and Celebrate. and My Team as Well. We believe that every day should be celebrated and that today is the day! Our aim is to bring all of the world’s National Day under one roof and to create the ultimate guide to celebrating each and every day.

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