Parliament soon to decide on declaring 22 February Croatian Glagolitic Script Day

Zagreb - The Croatian Parliament is expected to soon decide on the initiative to declare Croatian Glagolitic Script Day on 22 February.

Last year, the Institute of Croatian Language and Linguistics launched a campaign called "Croatian Glagolitic Script Day" with the aim of popularising this Croatian alphabet and script.

Croatian Glagolitic Script Day is to be observed on 22 February in memory of the publishing of Missale Romanum Glagolitice (Croatian: Misal po zakonu rimskoga dvora), a Croatian missal, written in the Glagolitic script, and incunabulum printed in on 22 February 1483.

It is the first printed Croatian book and also the first missal in Europe not published in the Latin script.

The institute's head, Željko Jozić, told Hina last year that the purpose of the campaign is to bring the Glagolitic script, which is one of the most recognisable traits of literacy among Croatians, closer to the public, particularly to younger generations and school-age children.

Author: Hina