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11.2.2020

Sign Language Day 12th February

The Sign Language Day will be celebrated on 12th February all around Finland. The Finnish Association of the Deaf has listed the events of Sign Language Day to this website (in Finnish).

You can also participate to the Sign Language Day and Valentine’s Day Campaign Viito rakkautta. Take a photo of yourself signing positive signs: #viito (sign), #rakkaus (love), #iloveyou, #ystävä (friend) and #peace. Share the photo in social media with hashtags #viitorakkautta #viittomakielenpäivä #ystävänpäivä. More information about the campaign in Finnish.

The Sign Language Day celebrates the national Sign Languages in Finland (Finnish Sign Language and Finland-Swedish Sign Language). The day is on 12th February, because it is the birthday of C. O. Malm (1826–1863) who was the pioneer of Deaf education in Finland.

 
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