World Portuguese Language Day

The date of May 5 was officially established in 2009 by the Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries (CPLP) - an intergovernmental organization, an official partner of UNESCO since 2000, which brings together the peoples who have the Portuguese language as one of the foundations of their specific identity - to celebrate the Portuguese language and Lusophone cultures.

In 2019, the 40th session of the UNESCO General Conference decided to proclaim May 5 of each year as “World Portuguese Language Day.”

Portuguese is not only one of the most widespread languages in the world, with more than 265 million speakers spread over all continents, but it is also the most widely spoken language in the southern hemisphere. Today, Portuguese continues to be one of the main languages of international communication, and a language with a strong geographical extension that is bound to increase.

My advice to you is to be connected in Portuguese! :portugal: :brazil: