U.N. Chinese Language Day
Last modified on November 22nd, 2017 at 12:28 pm
Last updated on November 22nd, 2017 at 12:28 pm
Every year on April 20th, the UN celebrates Chinese Language day. The event was established by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2010 to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity as well as to promote equal use of all six of its official working languages throughout the organization. As mentioned in this translation blog before, the other five official UN languages are: Spanish, French, Arabic, Russian and English.
This date was chosen as the date for the Chinese language to pay tribute to Cangjie, which corresponds to Guyu in the Chinese calendar. According to a legend,when Cangjie invented Chinese characters, the deities and ghosts cried and it rained millet; the word Guyu literally means “rain of millet”.
JR Language joins the celebration and takes this week of April to acknowledge the amazing job that our Chinese translators and interpreters carry out for us every day. Thank you for your loyalty and high quality Chinese translation and interpretation services. Without your effort and knowledge we would not be able to provide high quality Chinese translations for our clients.
To Celebrate Chinese day we offer 15% discount for Chinese Translations this week.