Celebrating ‘World Book Day’

‘World Book Day’ is celebrated on 23rd April every year. It is also called ‘World Book and Copyright Day’. It was first created in 1995 by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization). Traditionally it continues to get celebrated on 23rd April every year. The date of celebration of Book Day is a symbolic date in world literature and was chosen as an honor to the deaths of William Shakespeare, Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, and Miguel De Cervantes and several other prominent authors, who were all connected to that particular date either by birth or death. World Book Day is celebrated to promote reading, publishing, and copyright. This Day is an occasion to celebrate the contribution of books and authors to our global culture and the connection between copyright and books. World Book Day is an occasion to pay a worldwide tribute to books and authors. On this day, many activities are held to promote reading and the cultural aspects of books all over the world. On this day, UNESCO and the international organizations take initiatives to celebrate publishers, booksellers, and libraries. The day promotes to organize events and book fests to pay tribute to books and authors, encouraging everyone to access books.

The success of the World Book and Copyright Day will depend Primarily on the Support received from all parties concerned, (authors, publishers, teachers, librarians, public and private institutions, humanitarian NGOs and the mass media), who have been mobilized, in each country, by UNESCO National Commissions, UNESCO Clubs, Centers and Associations, Associated Schools and Libraries, and by all those who feel motivated to work together in this world celebration of books and authors. The main aim of World Book Day is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of reading books and providing them with me the opportunity to have a book of their own.