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International Mother Language Day

International Mother Language Day is celebrated every year on 21 February. First announced by UNESCO on 17 November 1999, the date was chosen in tribute to the Bengali Language Movement. On 21st February 1952, students were killed in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh (then east Pakistan), as they protested for Bengali to be recognised as the official language. International Mother Language Day honours their sacrifice and celebrates language and cultural diversity across the world.

2022

Migrant Writers of Singapore marked International Mother Language Day by holding a Book Fair and Language Exchange. Through stories, games, songs and conversations, participants learned the history of International Mother Language Day and shared about their own language and culture.

2023

 

In celebration of International Mother Language Day, Migrant Writers of Singapore held a Book Fair from 19-21 February 2023 at City Book Room. At the opening ceremony moderated by Eric Valles and Eli Nur Fadilah, invited authors and writers shared about their published works and literary contributions.

 

𝐎𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐂𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐒𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐒𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 for the 𝑰𝑵𝑻𝑬𝑹𝑵𝑨𝑻𝑰𝑶𝑵𝑨𝑳 𝑴𝑶𝑻𝑯𝑬𝑹 𝑳𝑨𝑵𝑮𝑼𝑨𝑮𝑬 𝑫𝑨𝒀 𝑩𝑶𝑶𝑲 𝑭𝑨𝑰𝑹 happening at City Book Room

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FAIRS AND FESTIVALS

There is something for everyone at our fairs and festivals, with topics ranging from mental health to mother language appreciation. Prepare to be blown away by dynamic and interdisciplinary showcases while discovering a wide array of writers.

FAIRS AND FESTIVALS

There is something for everyone at our fairs and festivals, with topics ranging from mental health to mother language appreciation. Prepare to be blown away by dynamic and interdisciplinary showcases while discovering a wide array of writers.

FAIRS AND FESTIVALS

There is something for everyone at our fairs and festivals, with topics ranging from mental health to mother language appreciation. Prepare to be blown away by dynamic and interdisciplinary showcases while discovering a wide array writers.

Migrant Book Fair

Migrant Book Fair

International Migrant Literature Festival

International Migrant Literature Festival

International Mother Language Day

International Mother Language Day

Migrant Arts Festival

Migrant Arts Festival

Mental Health Awareness & Wellbeing Festival

Mental Health Awareness & Wellbeing Festival

Slam Poetry Festival

Slam Poetry Festival

Storytelling Festival

Storytelling Festival

Migrant Book Fair

Migrant Book Fair

International Migrant Literature Festival

International Migrant Literature Festival

International Mother Language Day

International Mother Language Day

Migrant Arts Festival

Migrant Arts Festival

Mental Health Awareness & Wellbeing Festival

Mental Health Awareness & Wellbeing Festival

Slam Poetry Festival

Slam Poetry Festival

Storytelling Festival

Storytelling Festival

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