Tomorrow is April 23. Is there anything special about this date? But of course! It’s the World Book Day!
It’s the day when bookworms around the globe unite and celebrate their favorite books, authors, libraries, and fellow readers. While we are at it, here’s an interesting piece of information: April 23 was chosen as a symbolic date for world literature. It is on this day in 1616 that Cervantes, Shakespeare, and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died. The date was picked at UNESCO’s General Conference (held in Paris, 1995) as means of paying a world-wide tribute to books and authors.
We know that the world is disrupted by the COVID-19 outbreak at the moment. And that’s exactly why we need the magic of books more than ever. Don’t forget to check your favorite book club or digital libraries and pick a special book for the day. If you wish, you can choose audiobooks, too!
Let’s pay tribute to our paper friends and their genius authors, as they represent a link to both past and future and many many generations in between!
#StaySafe and celebrate. 🙂