Friday, February 19, 2021

International Mother Language Day activities 2021

Observed every year on 21 February, International Mother Language Day celebrates and promotes linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. Here are some of the things happening in Canberra related to the day and its aims.

1. International Mother Language Day Walk

  • Sunday 21 February
  • 10.30am: meet at the International Flags Display near the lake behind Questacon
  • 11am: start the walk along the lake shore and across Kings Avenue Bridge 
  • Free event for all ages and all languages
Sing in your languages as you walk, wear traditional dress and wave a banner or poster to raise awareness of multilingual Canberra  

Organised by Canberra-based International Mother Language Movement. 
For details phone Ziaul on 0411 031 942, email or see the article at

2. Activities at your local branch of Libraries ACT
  • · Friday 19 February to Monday 1 March
Ngunnawal word activity: After collecting your Ngunnawal Animal Word Search sheet from friendly library staff see if you can find the words around the library. BYO pen or pencil. Suitable for children and adventurous adults

'Say Hello’ activity: Did you know that over 90 languages are spoken in Canberra? Visit your local library and show us how to write hello in your family language.

More details at

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