World Book Day is marked as one of the important day in the calender. It is a festival in itself for all the die-hard readers and authors as well. It is an annual event that is held to boost the reader hidden inside us and to encourage people of all the ages to celebrate the value and importance of books in our lives.
The day is organized under the guidelines of UNESCO in order to promote the awareness of book reading and publishing.
World Book Day
World Book Day is a yearly event to encourage one day of celebration for books worldwide. The day is organized under the guidelines of UNESCO to promote the awareness of book reading and publishing. World Book Day
The event of World Book Day started from the year 1995 when April 23rd was set to organize the day. It was the day which is also known as the anniversary of deaths of many renowned authors like William Shakespeare, Miguel de Cervantes etc.
It is celebrated on different days in various countries. Some countries observe this day every year on the first Thursday of the month of March, while, in other countries, World Book Day is still marked for 23 April. India follows in the first category celebrating it on the first Thursday of March.
World Book Day is a partnership of publishers, booksellers and interested parties who work together to promote books and reading for the personal enrichment and enjoyment of all.
Publishers, libraries, schools, cultural centers and authors’ organizations in varied continents of the globe gear up to celebrate the occasion that acknowledge the vitality of books in modern society.