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French Language Day is a global observation dedicated to celebrating the historical, cultural, and linguistic influence of the French language. The date, selected by the United Nations, honours multilingualism and cultural diversity, promoting the use of French not just among Francophones, but across various societies worldwide. The observance is an opportunity to acknowledge the significant contribution the French language has made to the international community, whether it be in politics, economics, or the arts, while simultaneously fostering an understanding and appreciation for other cultures.
The French Language Day was established in 2010 by the United Nations as part of a broader initiative to celebrate each of its six official languages. For Australia, the day holds particular importance due to the country's close geographical proximity and cultural ties to many French-speaking Pacific nations such as New Caledonia, Vanuatu, and French Polynesia. Moreover, the French language holds in a significant position within Australia's educational sector. It is one of the most taught languages in schools, fostering connections between Australian and French businesses, academics, and cultural institutions.
The day is commemorated in Australia through various activities that underscore the cultural richness and diversity of the French-speaking world. Institutions and schools often organize events such as language workshops, cultural exhibitions, film screenings, gastronomic events and student exchanges to France. These celebrations aim to foster an appreciation of the French language and culture among Australians, as well as strengthen links between Francophone communities and Australian society. The exact date for the French Language Day in Australia aligns with the global observance, falling on the 20th of March each year.
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