World reading day is on April 23 every year. The full name of World Book Day is world book and Copyright Day, also known as "World Book Day". World Book Day is an international activity Festival proposed by the International Publishers Association and determined by UNESCO on November 15, 1995.
UNESCO chose April 23 as world reading day, inspired by a beautiful legend. April 23 is the death day of Spanish literary giant Cervantes, and it is also the public festival "St. George's Day" in Catalonia.
In fact, the same day is also the anniversary of Shakespeare's birth and death. It is also the birthday of many writers such as American writer Nabokov, French writer Maurice Druon and Icelandic Nobel laureate raxsness. Therefore, it seems "justifiable" to become a global book day.
In 1972, UNESCO issued a call to the world to "move towards a reading society", requiring all members of society to read books. Books have become a necessity of life, and reading has become an indispensable part of everyone's daily life.
In 1995, UNESCO declared April 23 as "world reading day", which is committed to promoting reading, publishing and the protection of intellectual property rights all over the world.
The purpose of World Book Day is to promote more people to read and write. I hope everyone can respect and thank the literary, cultural, scientific and ideological masters who have made great contributions to human civilization and protect intellectual property rights. On this day every year, more than 100 countries in the world hold various celebrations and book publicity activities.