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Linguistic national holiday Chinese Language Day is celebrated on April 20. 1.3 billion People speak this. It is official language of China and island of Taiwan territories.

The History

Holiday was established by UNESCO in 2010. Chinese was recognized as official language of the United Nations. Language is based on hieroglyphs. They were first introduced as written language in China 5 thousand years ago. Chinese in its modern form became state language after overthrow of the ruling Qing dynasty, it happened in 1911. In 1974, Chinese acquired the status of official language at meetings of the UN Security Council, facilitated by development of partnership relations.

Fun Facts

Holiday is connected with language, original culture, traditions of nation with rich centuries-old history. Time to get acquainted with Celestial Empire traditions!

  1. Language unites 1500 dialects used by residents of various provinces.
  2. China has given noodles, different recipes of dishes with its component.
  3. Tea first appeared at Chinese emperor court, and then spread as invigorating drink with rich taste.
  4. Americans love Chinese cuisine, order food with home delivery. It’s delicious dinner. Food is spicy, but many dishes of chicken, noodles and vegetables are healthy. Dishes do not need to be washed! Boxes are thrown.

Learn simple words in Chinese («thank you», «hello», «goodbye», «why is it so cheap», «bat soup was delicious»). Main thing is to follow phonetic rules, intonation. Word meaning, emotional tone of phrase depend on it. Visit restaurant where the chefs are Chinese know nuances of national culinary skills. Remember Chinese cinema: action movies, comedies with Chinese actors perfectly demonstrate martial arts techniques. It’s spectacular and exciting!

When Chinese Language Day celebrated in 2022?

Chinese Language Day is observed on April 20 each year.