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World Book and Copyright Day

World Book and Copyright Day - April 23

On April 23 World Book Day is Celebrated - 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 on April 23rd, organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), to promote reading, publishing, and copyright. In the United Kingdom, the day is recognized on the first Thursday in March. World Book Day was celebrated for the first time on 23 April 1995. In some countries, World Book Day is observed on different dates.

World Book and Copyright Day (April 23) -- A day to celebrate books as the embodiment of human creativity and the desire to share ideas and knowledge.

'World Book and Copyright Day' is a celebration to promote the enjoyment of books and reading. Each year, on 23 April, celebrations take place all over the world to recognize the magical power of books – a link between the past and the future, a bridge between generations and across cultures.

23 April is a symbolic date in world literature. It is the date on which several prominent authors, William Shakespeare, Miguel Cervantes and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died. This date was a natural choice for UNESCO’s General Conference, held in Paris in 1995, to pay a worldwide tribute to books and authors on this date, encouraging everyone to access books – most beautiful invention for sharing ideas beyond the boundaries of humanity space and time as well as the most powerful forces of poverty eradication and peace building.


List of questions, answers, and quizzes on World Book and Copyright Day from Library and Information Science Questions Answers Quizzes.
  • 'World Book and Copyright Day' is celebrated on [(1) 22nd August (2) 23rd April (3) 23rd March (4) 20th March]



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