Guides

  • Who to involve?

    People are at the heart of ensuring that a language survives and thrives and this is particularly the case when organising a language celebration.

  • What to include?

    Any activity can be an opportunity to promote and teach others your language – just ensure your language is featured. Deciding what to do depends on the interests, location and age of your community.

  • When is the right time?

    Selecting the right time to celebrate your language is particularly important for larger language celebrations.

  • Case study: Vagahau Niue Language Week

    Case Study from the New Zealand Niue Community.

  • How to find support?

    You may need funding support to run your language celebration, especially for larger events. There are a range of resources to support your community to apply for funding, or to fundraise itself.

  • Who’s listening?

    Letting people know about your language celebration is important and helps ensure a lot of people take part.

  • Case Study: Paniyiri – Greek food and culture celebration

    Greek Community case study.

  • What’s next?

    What you do after your language celebration is just as important as the planning and running of the event itself. This is a chance to congratulate everyone who helped make the celebration happen, to evaluate what went well, and to decide what you’ll do in the future.

  • Budget Template

    Templates of Grants and budgets are located here.

  • Celebration Checklist

    You may wish to host specific events during your language celebration. This checklist includes things that you might want to think about, leading up to, on the day and following the event. Not all of these will be relevant to your event, but they might be useful for you to consider.