On the 21st of February every year The United Nations’ (UN) International Mother Language Day celebrates language diversity and variety worldwide. On this day, Craig Makhosi Charnock, UBuntu Bridge’s founder, was featured on Bush Radio 89.5 FM to talk about his Xhosa learning journey. Take a listen to Makhosi and his fascinating story and get a sneak-peak of the latest track Black is the New Black by Quite a White Ou!
First time hearing about International Mother Language Day?
International Mother Language Day remembers the killing of four students on February 21, 1952, because they campaigned to officially use their mother language, Bengali, in Bangladesh. It is a public holiday in Bangladesh where it is also known as Shohid Dibôsh, or Shaheed Day. This day is an observance in other parts of the world, but is perhaps not so well known in South Africa. If you missed it this year be sure to diarise it for next and share and celebrate your language with your neighbour, your colleagues, your community!