English Language Day is celebrated on 23 April. The day aims to create awareness to people about the culture, history, and achievements associated with the language. The day is celebrated on 23 April to honor the birth anniversary of William Shakespeare who is the greatest writer in the English language
As well as being the English language’s most famous playwright, Shakespeare also had a huge impact on modern-day English. At the time he was writing, in the 16th and 17th centuries, the English language was going through a lot of changes and Shakespeare’s creativity with language meant he contributed hundreds of new words and phrases that are still used today. For example, the words ‘gossip’, ‘fashionable’ and ‘lonely’ were all first used by Shakespeare. He also invented phrases like ‘break the ice’, ‘all our yesterdays’, ‘faint-hearted’ and ‘love is blind’.
Language is referred to as the world language. TheUN celebrated the first English Language Day on 23 April 2010.The first English Language Day was observed as a result of work by the United Nations. The UN announced English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, and Arabic as its official language. The move aims to promote the use of the official languages to ensure that the United Nations, its goals, and actions are understood by the widest possible public.
English Language Day: The origins of the English Language was found in medieval England. The name ‘English’ its name from the Angles. The Angles were a West Germanic tribe who were from the Anglia peninsula that juts out into the Baltic Sea. The language has taken on grammar, tones, and words from every language it has come into contact with. The language slowly developed and spread across the world .For a language that was used by only 3 tribes about 1500 years ago, English has official or special status in at least 75 countries with a total population of over two billion.