International Mother Language Day in Manchester

International Mother Language Day is celebrated every year on 21 February by people all over the world.

Did you know there are about 200 different languages spoken in Manchester? International Mother Language Day is a time to celebrate our city’s many cultures, and also the different languages spoken in Manchester.

With many wonderful events taking place across Manchester, International Mother Language Day will be celebrated from 12 – 27 February. Get involved. Join in celebrating the many languages and cultures that make up our vibrant city.

There are many free events taking place in local libraries across Manchester. Scroll down to see what’s happening near you. Alternatively, head to the Manchester City of Literature website for even more fun-packed activities.

Brightly coloured bunting hangs from the ceiling for International Mother Language Day.
Image credit: Manchester Libraries

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