World Book Day

Date: April 23

Organized By: UNESCO

Categories: General Knowledge, Day-Week-Year-Importance

Suggested For: Civil Services Exam, Bank Exams, MBA Exams, UPSC Exams, SSC Exams

World Book Day


Every year 23 April is observed as World Book Day. This day is also knows as World Book and Copyright Day or International Day of the Book. This day is organized by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The aim of the observance of this day is to promote reading, publishing and protection of copyright. First World book Day was celebrated on 23 April 1995.

This date is the birth and death anniversary of several prominent authors. 23 April is the death anniversary of William Shakespeare, Miguel de Cervantes, Vladimir Nabokov, Manuel Meijia Vallejo, Josep Pla and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega. It is also birth anniversary of Manuel Meijia Vallejo, Maurice Druon and Halldor Laxness.


2015: Read the World

2014: Be Smart-Read Books!

2013 Reading, publishing and the protection of intellectual property through copyright

2012: Books and Translations

2011: Evolution of Book Production, from Writing to Digital

2010: International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures

2009: Development of Quality Education and the Link between Publishing and Human Rights

2008: International Year of Languages

2007: Reading is the Key

2006: Literacy Changes Lives

2005: Reading is Forever

2004: Reading: a non-stop Journey

2003: Friends for Life

2001: Happy Hour

1999: Give a Book

1998: Reading is Cool

Actions and Programs

This day is celebrated with different programs and events to promote the reading, publishing and protection of copyright. Some programs includes conferences, debates, competitions, exhibitions, workshops, seminars, etc.

Many includes educational institutions, publishers, booksellers, authors, libraries, arts clubs, etc. are participating in this celebrations with variety of programs.


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