IMPORTANT DAYS, BOOKS & AUTHORS
World Book and Copyright Day is being celebrated on the 23rd of April every year by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The date was chosen as it marks the birth or death anniversary of a range of well-known writers, including Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Maurice Druon, Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, Haldor Kiljan Laxness, Manuel Mejía Vallejo, Vladimir Nabokov, Josep Pla and William Shakespeare.
The day focused to promote reading, publishing, and copyrighting across the world. A range of activities to promote reading and the cultural aspects and to promote the understanding of laws on copyright and the protection of authors' intellectual property of books are held all over the world.
To pay tribute to books, the authors who wrote them, and the copyright laws that protect them, the UNESCO's General Conference which was held in Paris, France decided to observe this day. World Book Day was first celebrated on April 23, 1995.