World Book Day is celebrated on April 23 every year. This celebration allows us to recognize, promote the benefits of books, publishing, and copyright.
Also known as World Book and Copyright Day, the World Book Day is organised by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Today, the 25th edition of the day is being celebrated across the world.
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Why it is celebrated on April 23 every year?
Most of the prominent authors either have been born or have died on April 23. This is why World Book Day is every year on April 23.
While William Shakespeare, Miguel De Cervantes, and Josep Pla passed away on April 23, Manuel Mejia Vallejo and Maurice Druon had taken birth on April 23. UNESCO has organised a BookFace challenge as part of World Book Day’s celebration.
“The book covers are incredibly important and play a vital role in our buying decisions. We’re all extremely judgemental about covers. The pandemic has also reminded us all of the importance of books and reading for comfort and escapism, we’ve all needed it this past year…in such circumstances, we invite students, teachers, readers from around the world as well as the book industry and library services to testify and express their love for reading by participating to this challenge,” an official statement on the UNESCO website read.
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