Apparently, today is Zamenhof-tago (that’s Zamenhof Day for those few of you who don’t speak Esperanto), a day to celebrate Dr Ludovic Lazarus Zamenhof, the inventor of Esperanto.
Distressed by the inequalities and misunderstandings between ethnic groups in his home town, he believed that a neutral and easily learnt communication tool could help to promote mutual understanding and respect. Enough has been written elsewhere about Dr Zamenhof and his international language that retelling the history here is unnecessary. Today, however, Esperanto-speakers worldwide celebrate Zamenhof Day (also known as Esperanto Day) in honour and memory of the gentle doctor who dared to dream that neutral and equal communication between human beings was possible.
I thought you should know.