World Book and Copyright Day

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Apr 23, 2019 World Book and Copyright Day 2019 World
Apr 23, 2020 World Book and Copyright Day 2020 World

Information about World Book and Copyright Day

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Significance: 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.

Type:
United Nations days
Celebrations:
Reading a book; reading information about copyright
Observed by:
All UN member states
Location:
World
Synonyms:
World Book Day, International Day of the Book, World Book Days
Initiator:
UNESCO
Start year:
1995
Date origin:
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

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