As has happened every September 5 since the year 2000, Buenos Aires celebrated the Day of Lunfardo, a dialect that originated and developed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in the lower classes of the city. From there, it spread to other cities nearby.
Originally, it was slang used by criminals and afterward by other people of the lower and lower-middle classes, but later, many of its words and phrases were introduced in the vernacular and disseminated in the Castilian of Argentina and Uruguay.
The tango “Mi noche triste” (My sad night), written by Pascual Contursi and popularized by Carlos Gardel, was the first song to use Lunfardo on its lyrics.
Twitter users remembered the date:
Hoy 5 de Septiembre se celebra el Dia del Lunfardo. pic.twitter.com/UmMNEOowNx
— elrincònderosiano (@Rinconderosiano) septiembre 5, 2014
Today, September 5, we celebrate Day of Lunfardo.
@lalybuss mi vieja lo hablaba con una facilidad asombrosa, probablemente se debía a que lo aprendió a usar de muy chica.
— Carlos N✌® (@gringodeboedo) septiembre 5, 2014
My mom used to speak it with amazing fluency, probably because she learned it at very early age.
Hoy es el Día del Lunfardo, el idioma porteño http://t.co/tAaZRQrsFM vía @lanacioncom
— Foro Prof en Turismo (@PROFenTURISMO) septiembre 5, 2014
Today it's Day of Lunfardo, the language of the port of Buenos Aires.