April 23 – Spanish Language Day

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  • On April 23, the Spanish Language Day (or Spanish Language Day) is celebrated, as approved by the United Nations Department of Public Information, to support programs and the development of Multilingualism and Multiculturalism, as well as create awareness among officials of the history, culture, development and use of Spanish as the official language of the body.

    Initially, on February 19, 2010, the United Nations Department of Public Information, in the document, approved the decision to celebrate the Spanish Language Day at the United Nations on October 12.

    Later the date was changed to April 23, in honor of the writer  Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, who contributed to the growth of the language, who died on that same day in 1616.

    That same day William Shakespeare died. On the same day, but in other years, other writers such as Inca Garcilaso de la Vega also died. In some countries, the Day of the Book is commemorated at the same time. This day Teresa de la Parra, another great writer, also passed away.

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