Feliz Dia Mundial da Língua Portuguesa!
In 2009, May 5 was officially designated “Portuguese Language Day” by the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (Comunidade dos Países de Língua Portuguesa, CPLP), the intergovernmental organization that represents nations that share Portuguese as an official language (in Africa, Asia, Europe and South America).
Ten years later, in 2019, UNESCO designated May 5 “World Portuguese Language Day” (Dia Mundial da Língua Portuguesa).
As specified on the UNESCO website, “The Portuguese language is not only one of the most widespread languages in the world, with more than 265 million speakers spread through all continents, but it is also the most widely spoken language in the southern hemisphere. Portuguese remains, today, a major language of international communication and a language with a strong geographical projection, destined to increase. “
For information, please visit the UNESCO website (click here for English, and here for Portuguese). For a message from UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, please scroll down.