International Francophonie Day

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International Francophonie Day
Journée internationale de la Francophonie
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Flag of La Francophonie
Observed by OIF member states
Type International
Significance
Date March 20
Next time March 20, 2018 (2018-03-20)
Frequency Annual

International Francophonie Day (French: Journée internationale de la Francophonie) is observed within the International Organization of La Francophonie's 77 member states every March 20 to celebrate the French language and Francophone culture. There are over 369 million French speakers on Earth.

The date celebrates the signing of the Niamey Convention in Niger on 20 March 1970, the convention established the Agence de Coopération Culturelle et Technique, the precursor to the International Organization of La Francophonie.

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