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European Day Of Languages – Language Fair in Sliema- Saturday 23rd September 2017

Language Fair to be held this Saturday 23rd September in Sliema as part of the European Day of Languages celebrations.

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The European Day of Languages was first celebrated as part of the European Year of Languages in 2001 by the Council of Europe.

It is now celebrated every year in September and this year is no exception.

The European Day of Languages is an opportunity to celebrate and raise awareness about Europe’s multi-cultural diversity and the many languages spoken within Europe today.

The European Union has 24 official languages, such as English, French, Spanish and German. However over 60 regional and minority languages, as well as over 175 migrant languages are also spoken across Europe!

Across the world approximately 7,000 different languages are spoken and at least half the world’s population are bilingual or multilingual. The European Day of Languages encourages us all to celebrate these many different languages and promotes’life-long language learning’ amongst us all.

Language Fair – Sliema

As part of the celebrations, a language fair is being held in Sliema on Saturday 23rd September,in the evening from 19:00 – 21:00

The fair will take place in St. Anne’s square (Pjazza Sant’Anna) – the main square with the fountains, just opposite the ferries.


The Language fair will take part with the participation of language centers in Malta and will also include non-EU languages as part of the fair.

Consisting of live performances, a human board game, subtitled film projections and a language installation, the fair promises to be both an interesting and exciting event for all!


To find out more about European Day of Languages check out our blog post here