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April 23 is a symbolic date in world literature. On the same day, April 23 1616, Cervantes, William Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso De La Vega died. And there are other prominent authors, such as Maurice Druon, K. Laxness, Vladimir Nabokov, Josep Pla and Manuel Meija Vallejo who were born or died on April 23.

This was the reason for UNESCO to declare April 23 the yearly World Book Day, to promote reading and publishing and to protect publications by worldwide copyright.


World Book Day April 23

World Book Day is celebrated yearly in more than a hundred countries. Almost every country celebrates in its own unique way.

World Book Day is also celebrated in the United Kingdom and Ireland, but on a different day (in March). For more information on the international World Book Day see www.unesco.org .

You can find more information on the International World Book Day at www.unesco.org .

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