Every year on 21st February is UNESCO’s International Mother Language Day (IMLD). It is a day to champion language diversity and its connection to cultural and traditional heritage. It is easy to see why this day resonates so much with those cities with literary connections. 

We’ll be celebrating in libraries across Manchester on Tuesday 21st February. It’s half term, so perfect for families to join us. There’ll be dancing, food, storytelling and lot’s more to discover. Everything is free to attend.

Our partners at Manchester City of Literature have a huge programme of events in Manchester until the end of March 2023.

Manchester is a city full of languages with the densest multilingual population for a city of our size. This year, over 25 events spanning from 1st February – 31st March will showcase a huge variety of languages, allowing people in Manchester to engage with languages and practitioners from all over the world.

All events across Manchester are listed on the Loads to Do website.

The full programme can also be viewed and downloaded below.  

Check our last years Celebrations in Manchester Libraries here.