World Book and Copyright Day is a yearly event, organised by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), to promote reading, publishing and copyright. United Kingdom recognises the day on the first Thursday in March.
United Nations days
Reading a book; reading information about copyright
All UN member states
World Book Day, International Day of the Book, World Book Days
The connection between 23 April and books was first made in 1923 by booksellers in Spain as a way to honour the author Miguel de Cervantes, who died on this date. UNESCO decided that the World Book and Copyright Day would be celebrated on 23 April, a