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World Book Day 2018

The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it.  ~James Bryce.

All the authors, publishers and avid readers around the globs, this one is JUST FOR YOU! The spate of days specially dedicated to people and activities, being celebrated the year around, this one celebrates the literary brigade around the globe. Organized by UNESCO, World Book Day or World Book and Copyright Day (also known as International Day of the Book or World Book Days) is a yearly event celebrated on  April 23rd, to promote reading, publishing and copyright. World Book Day was celebrated for the first time on 23 April 1995.

Why April 23rd?

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April 23rd is a significant date, dramatically related to some of the literary stalwarts. It was decided by the UNESCO to be celebrated on 23rd of April as it is, according to the Gregorian calendar,  birth anniversaries of the William Shakespeare, Vladimir Nabokov, Manuel Mejía Vallejo; Manuel Mejía Vallejo, Maurice Druon and Halldór Laxness.and death anniversaries of the Miguel de Cervantes (died on 22nd of April and buried on 23rd of April), Josep Pla, Inca Garcilaso de la Vega.

Books…And All Around Them

world book day 2018

 

  • Started as a celebration throughout the world by the UNESCO, the day promotes reading habits among kids, publishing and protecting the intellectual property using copyright.
  • The worldwide member states of the UNESCO celebrate this event every year to promote the power of books among people in order to bring them together as well as disseminate variety of cultures to other people. The day is celebrated to promote education among young people as well as people living in underprivileged sections.
  • The day also is a very crucial platform to discuss the effects of plagiarism and copyright loops.
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In the UK, on World Book Day, children dress up as their favourite book character

  • In UK, children dress up as their favourite book/literary character and read out their self written story and prizes are handed for the best costume and writing.
  • Some young people including children are awarded for their better performance for novels, short stories or picture books promoting peace, tolerance, understanding and respect among each other for other cultures and traditions.
  • National Book Tokens Limited assumes the responsibility of passing on tokens for which books could be exchanged. Around 14 million children aged below eighteen years are known to benefit extensively in this regard. Such tokens could be redeemed at any local book center for eight books of personal choice.
  • Short-story writing competition is organized with an aim of promoting the practice of reading and writing amongst the children, young adults and adults of the city.
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