World Arabic Language Day is celebrated every year on 18 December since 2012. The date coincides with the day in 1973 that the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted Arabic as the sixth official language of the Organization.
The Arabic language has given rise to numerous fascinating aesthetic, in fields such as architecture, poetry, philosophy and song. Arabic has played a catalytic role in knowledge, promoting the dissemination of Greek and Roman sciences and philosophies to Renaissance Europe. It has enabled a dialogue of cultures along the silk roads, from the coast of India to the Horn of Africa.
This poster for World Arabic Language Day 2019 is an artwork of the Tunisian calligrapher Karim Jabbari which illustrates the following piece of poetry.
“He who imbued languages with the highest qualities
Bequeathed to Arabic the secret of beauty” – Ahmed Chawqi
Arabic Language and Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the theme of World Arabic Language Day celebration in 2019 .