The Cervantes Institute in Beijing celebrated Saturday 24th June, Spanish Day or E Day, with the participation of all the accredited Spanish-speaking embassies in the People’s Republic of China: Spain, Equatorial Guinea, Peru, Ecuador, Chile, Argentina, Mexico, Uruguay, Colombia, and some associations that promote texts in Spanish.
The celebration, promoted since 2009, aims to spread Spanish culture, demonstrate its importance in the world, and increase the unity of its speakers.
The Republic of Equatorial Guinea Embassy in China was able to spread a summary of our country covering the culture and progress made by the only African country which speaks Spanish, through the various magazines, gastronomic tastings and pieces of music presented on its stand.
During the event, launched by the director of the Cervantes Institute, Mil Gotas, the first Hispano-American bookshop in Beijing, which will provide texts for learning the language translated into Chinese, was opened.
Spanish is the third language in the world with regards to the number of native speakers, and the second international language of communication, with over 500 million speakers. Spanish on the net has seen growth of 1123% between 2000 and 2013.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea