The International Day of the Book, also known as World Book Day, is celebrated every year on April 23rd. It is a day to celebrate the joy and importance of reading and to recognize the cultural and historical significance of books.
But why is this day specifically celebrated on April 23rd? There are a few reasons. Firstly, April 23rd is the date of William Shakespeare’s birth and death, making it a significant day for literature lovers around the world. Shakespeare is widely regarded as one of the greatest playwrights in history, and his works continue to be studied and performed to this day.
In addition to Shakespeare, April 23rd is also the death anniversary of Miguel de Cervantes, the author of Don Quixote, one of the most famous and influential novels in the Spanish language. Cervantes is often considered one of the most important figures in Spanish literature, and his work has had a lasting impact on the literary world.
World Book Day is celebrated around the world in many different ways. In some countries, it is a public holiday, while in others it is marked by special events, book fairs, and reading activities. In Cork, Ireland, where our students come to improve their English, there are often book-themed events and activities held in town, in local libraries and bookshops.
Whether you are an avid reader or just starting to explore the world of literature, World Book Day is a great opportunity to celebrate the written word and all that it has to offer. So why not pick up a book and join the celebrations?. At Ireland Experience we offer our students a total immersion in the culture, history and customs of Ireland, and especially of Cork, a wonderful city. Contact us and join this great family.