18/06/2011 (De 10:00 a 14:00 h)
Over 450 million people speak Spanish. Spanish is now the world’s second largest language in terms of the number of native speakers, the second language of international communication and the third most used language on the Internet.Why not take one day a year for a worldwide celebration of the language that unites us?El Día E began as a project of the Cervantes Institute to celebrate its coming of age, to increase the visibility of the centers and, in turn, to disseminate Hispanic culture on the five continents. It has been held since 2009 on the Saturday nearest the summer solstice. During these two years, all of the Instituto Cervantes centers in the five continents -- from Sydney to Brasilia – have celebrated this day, extolling the greatness of our language and our culture. On Saturday, June 18, 2011, all of the Instituto Cervantes centers open their doors again for this celebration. This year, we want this cultural project to bring the vast wealth represented by those who speak our language to even more people. To this end, we are counting on the participation of major Spanish-speaking personalities, so that we can all take part in the pride not only in the speaking of our shared language, but also in knowing that we are represented by the most extraordinary figures in various fields of knowledge and the arts .We want to include in this festival all of those who speak Spanish, so that each year we have a day when we feel united by a common language and in the sharing of the vast richness of Hispanic culture.
Instituto Cervantes (Nueva York)