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What is World Book Day?

April 23rd is 0bserved as World Book Day or World Book and Copyright Day. It was organized by UNESCO in order to promote reading, publishing, and copyrighting. This is the day to celebrate authors, illustrators, and books. The day encourages people to discover the pleasure of reading and recognize the contributions authors make to humanity. With this objective in mind, UNESCO created the World Book and Copyright Day.

When is Book Day Celebrated?

Celebrated annually on April 23, 2020

How is World Book Day celebrated?

  • Organize book-based activities for students that promote reading.
  • Teachers can ignite their pupils’ imaginations using engaging World Book Day resources.
  • Involve children of all ages to come together to celebrate their favorite authors, illustrators, books and, of course, reading!
  • Encourage children to enjoy books.
  • Exchange books you have enjoyed with friends.

World Book Day -Trivia/Facts

  • April 23rd is a symbolic date for world literature. It is on this date in 1616 that Cervantes, Shakespeare, and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega died.
  • The day was celebrated for the first time on 23 April 1995.
  • The holiday is observed by people in over 100 countries that includes hundreds of voluntary organizations, schools, public bodies, professional groups and private businesses.
  • Each year, UNESCO and the international organizations select the World Book Capital for a one-year period, effective the 23rd of April each year.
  • Books act as sources of material wealth and copyright-protected work of creative artists and authors.
  • Observing the day enables numerous awareness-raising and promotional initiatives to promote reading.

Celebrities who celebrate their birthday on 23rd April

  • Terry Moor – Tennis star
  • Tony Miles – Chess player
  • Kenji Kawai – Japanese composer
  • Steve Clark – Rock guitarist
  • Terry Gordy – American professional wrestler
  • John Cena -Wrestler
  • Chloe Kim – Snowboarder
  • Taio Cruz -Pop singer
  • Jaime King – Model
  • O G Maco -Rapper

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