Day E or Spanish Day: the celebration of all That we speak and love our language. Last Saturday July 2, Instituto Cervantes celebrated in its 22 centers around the world Day E or Spanish Day. The Day E was born as a project of the Cervantes Institute to spread the culture in Spanish in the five continents, celebrate its coming of age and increase the visibility of its centers. Since 2009 is celebrated the Saturday closest to the summer solstice.
Poster of the Instituto Cervantes of Tokyo to celebrate the Day E.
The good health of our language
According to the data provided by the report “>The Spaish: a living language (2016), which is produced annually by the Instituto Cervantes on the occasion of Day E, Spanish is the second language in the world in terms of number of native speakers (472 million people) behind Mandarin Chinese, and reaches 567 million if we add the speakers who know it (limited competition) and students (21 million). It is the second language of international communication after English; Also ranks second in Facebook and Twitter and is the third most used language in Spanish Internet.