European Day of Languages day
The European Day of Languages (EDoL) has been celebrated every year since 2001 on 26th September. It is a European celebration of all the different languages and cultures of Europe and the whole world.
We celebrate EDoL to show us why it's so important to learn languages and to encourage us to learn different languages in and out of school.
Europe is rich in languages - there are over 200 European languages and many more spoken by citizens whose family origin is from other continents.
Language learning brings benefits to young and old - you are never too old to learn a language and to enjoy the opportunities it opens up. Even if you only know a few words of the language of the country that you visit (for example on holiday), this enables you to make new friends.
Learning other peoples' languages is a way of helping us to understand each other better and overcome our cultural differences.