Already planning for Spring 2021 – take part in Satakielikuukausi / Multilingual Month!
Join and celebrate the next Satakielikuukausi / Multilingual Month! Satakielikuukausi / Multilingual Month will be held again on 21 February - 21 March 2021.
The Satakielikuukausi / Multilingual Month is an annual celebration of multilingualism that falls between the International Day of the Native Language (21.2) and the World Poetry Day (21.3). Satakielikuukausi has been celebrated in Finland since 2015 and in the Nordic countries since 2017 as Multilingual Month. During the month, we celebrate linguistic diversity and challenge everyone to look at the importance of native language and languages through art, encounters, and doing things together.
The theme of the Satakielikuukausi includes happenings, online events, projects and news that deal with linguistic diversity in one way or another, or which are conducted in non-native languages in the Nordic countries. The Satakielikuukausi challenges to consider multilingualism in educational institutions, workplaces and at home.
How to join?
As an event organiser: The Satakielikuukausi is an event that is open for all. It is realised through the funding of participating organizations. The organiser is responsible for their own events’ communication. From the autumn 2020 onwards, the Multilingual Month team will gather information on events on the satakielikuukausi.org webpage. Tell us about your event by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visibility for own organization, project or other multilingual material: Thoughts and suggestions for promoting linguistic diversity can be shared on the social media with the tag #satakielikuukausi and on the Facebook pages facebook.com/satakielikuukausi. You can also raise practices that promote multilingualism with the Nordic ID #multilingualmonth and the Facebook page facebook.com/multilingualmonth.
The co-ordinating body of the Satakielikuukausi in 2021 will be the Multilingual Library in cooperation with the Culture for All service, Cultural Centre Caisa and the City of Helsinki Education division.