“An a house without books is like a room without windows.”  — Heinrich Mann

World Book Day celebrates all over the world on 23 April. World Book Day is being celebrated across Nia today. This day is dedicated to books. You can understand the importance of this day that books are our best friend. She is not only our friend but also a pioneer and is always with us at the time when we need her most. Especially in today’s time when the whole world is closed in their home, Then it is only these books that are helping people get through this difficult time. In this era of lockdown, books are the only means of correct information, entertainment, and positive thinking. In such a situation, parents should read good books for their children. Lockdown will be of good use only when you develop your children’s reading habits during this period. Today is World Book Day, know its history and importance

What Is World Book Day

World Book Day is an annual event celebrated every year on 23 April by people from all over the world. This is a very important event organized by UNESCO annually to promote reading, publishing, and copyright among people all over the world. Instead of celebrating it on 23 April, it is celebrated on the first Thursday of March in the United Kingdom. World Book Day was started by UNESCO for the first time on 23 April 1995. Usually, it is celebrated by the writer, painter to encourage reading among the common people. It is a world-class festival to read more books and is celebrated in more than 100 countries.


There are many stories behind celebrating World Book Day on an annual basis internationally all over the world. In order to pay tribute to the most famous writer by the name Miguel de Sarventus, the connection between various booksellers of Spain was established for the first

time in the year 1923 i.e. World Book Day and books in 1923. This day is the death anniversary of Miguel de Saraventus. The exact date of World Book Day was first established by UNESCO in 1995 to commemorate World Book Day and Publicity Day. It was decided by UNESCO to celebrate it on 23 April because, according to the Gregorian calendar, the birth and death anniversaries of William Shakespeare, Vladimir Nabokov, Manuel Mejia Vallejo, Miguel de

Servetus (died April 22 and buried on April 23), Joseph Pla, Inca Garcilaso de la Vega’s death anniversary, and Manuel Vallejo, Morris Druon, and Halldor Laxness.

How Is The World Book Celebrated? 

One can join in celebrating World Book Day by buying and reading some funny and interesting books from the market or famous book shops where all the favorite books are based on the brand, character or author. World Book Day plays a big role in bringing children closer to the habit of reading as well as curiosity to learn about writers and other important things.

UNESCO started celebrating it all over the world to promote reading habits among children easily, publishing and protecting intellectual property using copyright. 23 April is an important date for world literature because 23 April 1616 was the death anniversary of many great personalities. This date was announced by UNESCO to pay attention to books and authors to pay attention to people all over the world. In addition to generating new ideas for his special contributions towards the social and cultural development of the people and the country, it also encourages the common people, especially the youth, to discover real happiness and knowledge among books and to read books. Giving the customer a rose on every book will encourage them to read the books and feel honored.

World Book and Copyright Day is especially celebrated by teachers, writers, publishers, librarians, all private and government educational institutions, NGOs, working people groups, mass media, etc. A variety of programs are organized internationally by the UNESCO National Council, UNESCO Club, Central Institute, Library, School and other academic institutions.

In order to get the collection of the latest books written by famous authors, people working for membership in the library give encouragement. Various activities like visual arts, drama, workshop programs, etc. can be more helpful to encourage people.


In the General Assembly, the date of the World Book Day celebration was fixed by UNESCO which was held in Paris in 1995. More than 100 interested people join voluntary organizations, universities, schools, government or professional groups, private businesses, etc. The World Book and Copyright Day celebration attracts people from all continents and cultural backgrounds around the world. It enables people to discover new ideas and spread their knowledge. Books are a treasure house of heritage, culture, the window of knowledge, instruments for communication, source of prosperity, etc.

The World Book and Copyright Day celebration has inspired a large number of professional organizations from various countries and received support from UNESCO. UNESCO’s worldwide member state celebrates this event every year to spread the different types of culture to other people as well as to propagate the power of books among the people to bring them together. This day is celebrated to promote education among young people as well as those living in disadvantaged parts.

On this day, some youth, including children, are rewarded for their best works for novels, short stories or peace-making picture books, generosity, understanding, and respect for each other for culture and tradition. A separate poster based on the particular theme of the year is designed every year and distributed among people all over the world. The posters are designed in such a way that people and children can be encouraged to read more books.

 Quotes on World Book Day

World Book Day 2020 1
Carl Sandberg

“A book is never a masterpiece: it makes one. The talent of a dead person is talent. ” Carl Sandberg

World Book Day 2020 2
Bertolt Brecht

“An a hungry man reaches for the book: it’s a weapon.”- Bertolt Brecht

World Book Day 2020 3
Charles Baudelaire

“A book is a garden, a garden, a storehouse, a party, however, it is a companion, a counselor, a bunch of consultants.”   – Charles Baudelaire

World Book Day 2020 4
William Feather

“Finishing a book is like leaving a good friend.”   – William Feather


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