Multilingual Month starts on February 21st, International Mother Tongue Day, and ends on March the 21st, World Poetry Day and International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
All Nordic countries have a long history and great variety of traditional and non-dominant languages. Through that language diversity, one can learn to respect others and understand the value of mother tongues.
Multilingual Month has been celebrated in Finland as Satakielikuukausi (Month of a Hundred Languages Festival) since 2015.
Multilingual Month is coordinated by Culture for All Service as part of the project Multilingualism and Diversity as a Resource in the Cultural Field. The service offers information and support in questions related to diversity and accessibility and is located in Helsinki, Finland. The project belongs to the project Norden 2020 – Vad händer med välfärden i Norden, started during the Finnish presidency at the Nordic council of Ministers in 2016.
Multilingual Month invites organizations and individual people across Nordic countries to celebrate language diversity and multilingualism. Find out here how you can participate.