Saturday, April 23, 2016


World Book Day is a yearly event on April 23rd, organized by the UNESCO, to promote reading, publishing and copyright.

The connection between 23 April and books was first made in 1923 by booksellers in Catalonia, Spain, as a way to honour the author Miguel de Cervantes, who died on this date. 

In 1995 UNESCO decided that the World Book Day would be celebrated on 23 April, as the date is also the anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare and Garcilaso de la Vega.

How much do you know about William Shakespeare?  Click on the image

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