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The Month of a Hundred Languages 21.2.-21.3.

The Month of a Hundred Languages is an annual festival that celebrates mother tongues, multilingualism and language diversity. During the festival the importance of mother tongues and languages is examined through the arts, meetings and workshops.

What do languages sound like, feel and or taste like, and what is the importance of languages for the construction of an identity or sense of trust/ security. The leading theme is. "When you understand my language, you do not have to be afraid".

The Month of a Hundred Languages festival starts on February 21st International Mother Tongue Day and ends on March the 21st World Poetry Day and International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The festival program consists of; poetry readings, meetings with writers, visual arts, calligraffiti-workshops, art installations, sound art, lectures and discussions and much more. The festivals closing events are the Mother Tongue Festival at Caisa and the Satakieliklubi Poetry Night at Vuotalo. Most of the events during the Month of a Hundred Languages Festival are based in Helsinki, but there are also events in Espoo and Turku.

The Month of a Hundred Languages festival is arranged by the Babel workshop, Catalysti ry, Helsinki City Library, Helinä Rautavaara Museum, Entresse Library- Espoo, Helsinki Cultural Centres (Caisa, Stoa and Vuotalo), Multilingualism in contemporary literature in Finland, Culture for All, The Finnish Reading Centre, Sivuvalo project and World Builders International ry. The festival is coordinated by The International Cultural Centre Caisa.

More information

The website of the event
Facebook page of the event

Press releases in Finnish and Swedish

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