Native language is an important element of a person’s cultural and national consciousness. It is not just a means of communication, but the history of a people, its worldview. It is the strongest tool for preserving and developing our spiritual heritage.
International Mother Language Day is an event celebrated every year on February 21 since 2000, proclaimed by the UNESCO General Conference on November 17, 1999. It was introduced to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism.
Our grandfathers and great-grandfathers spoke Ukrainian, and mothers and grandmothers sang lullabies! Our people laughed and cried in their native language. Respect and love your native language, take care of it, protect it, reveal its greatness and mighty power for yourself. Preserve it in all its wonderful beauty for yourself and future generations!
Ukrainians have been choosing their right to speak Ukrainian for over 350 years. And today, every citizen must defend it, because, as is well known, there is no native language and no native people. Protecting and further establishing the Ukrainian language as the state language is our joint task!
Honorary Consul of the Republic of Moldova