Tomorrow, April 23, we celebrate the #WorldBookDay
It’s an international commemoration that wants to promote reading and protect copyright.
The date of April 23, chosen by Unesco in 1995, is not the result of chance. It was around this date that greats names of Literature such as Miguel de Cervantes, William Shakespeare, Inca Garcilaso de la Vega and William Wordsworth died.
Since 2001, a city is chosen as the World Book Capital. The World Book Capital for 2020 is Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
The Day of the book in Spain
In Spain, the tradition of dedicating a day to books dates back to the time of Alfonso XIII. The date was set for October 7, date on which Cervantes was thought to have been born. In 1930 it would be modified by the date of his death.
Book Day in United Kingdom
Some countries have chosen other dates such as the United Kingdom and Ireland that celebrate the World Book Day on the first Thursday of March.