World Arabic Language Day – The importance of the day and how world celebrates it

Did any language in the universe have a great influence in the world as the Arabic did?

This is how Hafez Ibrahim the Egyptian, famous poet, expressed his love to the Arabic language that is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, used daily by more than 422 million people, most of them are in the Arab world.  In the diversity of its forms, classic or dialectal, from oral expression to poetic calligraphy, the Arabic language has given rise to a fascinating aesthetic, in fields as varied as architecture, poetry, philosophy and song. It is also a holy language as it’s the Holy Quran language.

Let’s celebrate World Arabic Language Day.

World Arabic Language Day

Why do people celebrate the World Arabic Language Day in 18th December?

18th December was chosen as the official World Arabic Day by the UN because the date matches the day in 1973 that the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted Arabic as the sixth official language of the Organization.

Why do people celebrate the World Arabic Language Day?

World Arabic Language Day’s slogan

The day’s theme this year is “Arabic language and artificial intelligence”. The artificial intelligence has a great effect in promoting and preserving Arabic language in addition to computerization of Arabic language.

Arabic language day celebration

Celebration aspects vary around the world. The UN organizes a great festival that includes round tables for experts, academic people, artists and specialized organizations’ delegates to discuss the following topics:

1- The role of “AI” in promoting and preserving Arabic language

2- Issues related to the computerization of Arabic language.

3- Launching the regional report under the headline “The Arabic language as a portal to gain information and transfer it”. However, in the Arabic countries they organize festivals and poems’ competitions.

World Arabic Language Day

Saudi Arabia pays a great attention to this day and the UN celebration for this year is organized in cooperation with the Permanent Delegation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud Foundation. They also celebrate the day in schools and universities.

Rowad Alkhaleej International Schools’ role in promoting and maintaining the Arabic language

RAIS play an important role in promoting and maintaining the Arabic language by education the new generation in our schools how Arabic is important. We also took our students in a tour in King Saud university’s fair to know the beauty of Arabic, how to maintain it, Arabic publishing center and how to use the language in the artificial intelligence. The students had so much fun and they took some memorable photos.

Al-Daad language

Information and facts about the Arabic language

IT’s called “Al-Daad language” which refers to one of its unique letters /ض/

The sixth official language in the UN.

The number of its words exceed 12 million word.

Arabic native speakers are in the Arab world and some of them in Turkey, chad, Mali, Iran and Eritrea.