Hindi Day


Hindi Diwas or Hindi Day is observed on 14 September every year to commemorate the day the language Hindi was announced as Official language of India. This day is celebrated to mark the popularity of Hindi as an official language of India. The language of Hindi was adopted as the official language of India under the Article 343 of the Indian Constitution. The first Hindi day was celebrated on 14th September 1953.

Hindi Day 2023

Thu , 14th Sep 2023

History of Hindi Diwas

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru first announced this day to be celebrated as Hindi Diwas nationally. There are about 22 Scheduled languages in India, of which, Hindi and English are officially used at Union government. Hindi is the fourth most spoken language of the world.

Apart from Hindi Diwas, World Hindi Day 2020 is also observed on January 10. This day commemorates the anniversary of the first ever World Hindi Conference held at Nagpur on January 10, 1975. Over 122 delegates from 30 countries participated in the conference.

Key facts about the language

Hindi gets its name originated from the Persian word “Hind” which means 'land of the Indus River'. Turkish invaders in the early 11th century named the language spoken in the land of Indus as Hindi. 

Hindi is the fifth most spoken language in the world.

Hindi is spoken in many other Asian countries like Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, also in United Arab Emirates, and some parts of Mauritius, and South Africa.

The modern script of Hindi came into existence around the 11th century.

Many Hindi words are adapted in English and included in the Oxford Dictionary like 'Bada Din', (big day) 'Acha', (Good) 'Bacha' (Child) and 'Surya Namaskar'. 

There are many world famous writers like Kaka Kalelkar, Maithili Sharan Gupta, Hazari Prasad Dwivedi, Seth Govindadas who made important contributions to make Hindi as the official language of India.

Hindi Day festival dates between 2019 & 2029

Year

Date

2019

Saturday, 14th of September

2020

Monday, 14th of September

2021

Tuesday, 14th of September

2022

Wednesday, 14th of September

2023

Thursday, 14th of September

2024

Saturday, 14th of September

2025

Sunday, 14th of September

2026

Monday, 14th of September

2027

Tuesday, 14th of September

2028

Thursday, 14th of September

2029

Friday, 14th of September

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