Cervantes, Shakespeare, and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega died on April 23, 1616, making it an important date in world literature
UNESCO commemorates World Book Day every year on April 23, the anniversary of William Shakespeare's death. It is to encourage literacy and enjoyment of literature and knowledge of copyright.
According to UNESCO, Tbilisi, Georgia, has been named the World Book Capital for 2021. Each year, UNESCO and international organisations serving the three main sectors of the book industry — authors, booksellers, and libraries — choose the World Book Capital for a one-year cycle, launching the Day's festivities on April 23.
Although various celebrations are organised every year on this day, this year is different as most educational schools are closed to protect their students, teachers, and staff due to the prevalent Covid-19 virus.
“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies . . . The man who never reads lives only one.”
– George R.R. Martin
I grew up In an era of no internet and no mobile phones. Books were the only source of our knowledge!
"The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence."
- Rabindranath Tagore, awarded the 1913 #NobelPrize in Literature.
Since it's #WorldBookDay today, let's have some fun...comment below the first line of the 23rd page of your favourite book and let's see what you got!