The first international Scottish Gaelic Week — Seachdain na Gàidhlig — will be held March 21-27, with online and in-person events in Scotland and around the globe. “World Gaelic Week” will feature workshops, conversations, podcasts, and other types of events designed to promote the Gaelic language and encourage people to use it in their daily lives.
Each day of Seachdain na Gàidhlig will have a different theme, from family and community on Monday, March 21, to Gaelic as an economic asset; arts, culture, and heritage; education; and more. Some events will be organized by Seachdain na Gàidhlig in Scotland, but many will be organized by Gaelic-language groups around the world, including North America.
An Comunn Gàidhealach Ameireaga (ACGA) plans to be part of the weeklong celebration, working with the Hidden Glen Folk School and Baltimore, Maryland’s Gaelic Learning Community, Sgoil Gàidhlig Bhaile an Taigh Mhòir, on a special podcast series about the migration of Scottish Gaels to different regions of North America.
ACGA also will be considering other events for Seachdain na Gàidhlig, and looking for ways to help involve ACGA members and Gaelic Learning Communities in this event. All events will be featured on the Seachdain na Gàidhlig website.