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Arabic Language Day

Arabic is the world’s sixth most widely-spoken language, with more than 420 million speakers around the Arab world alone. It is the language of the Quran, and rituals for over a billion Muslims worldwide.

In 1973, the United Nation adopted Arabic as its sixth official language. In celebration of that day, Nawawi Center partnered with the Canterbury Museum to have people’s names written in Arabic by talented calligraphers. The event drew a lot of interest, with queues of people forming before even getting started!