World Book Day 2019: History, Significance, Quotes: World Book Day is an annual event that is organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in order to promote reading, publishing, and copyright. The World Book Day is also known as World Book and Copyright Day, or International Day of the Book. World Book Day was initially celebrated on 23 April 1995 and lasts to be documented on that day. An associated event in the United Kingdom and Ireland is held in the month of March.
World Book Day History
The original idea of World Book Day was of the Valencian writer Vicente Clavel Andrés first on 7 October as a way to honor the author Miguel de Cervantes, which was his birth date. The date was then shifted on 23 April, his death date.
In the year 1995 UNESCO decided that the World Book and Copyright Day would be held on 23 April, as the date has also other significance such as the death anniversary of William Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, as well as that of the birth or death of a number of other noticeable authors.
World Book Day Significance
World Book Day is the major celebration of its kind. The main objective of it is to celebrate authors, books, illustrators as well as reading. The day helps young people to do the same, book tokens are given out at schools, comprising a number of nurseries as well as secondary schools.
Inspirational Quotes on Books and Reading on World Book Day
“That’s the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.” – Jhumpa Lahiri in The Namesake
Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.
Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.
I think of life as a good book. The further you get into it, the more it begins to make sense.
Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.
You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy books and that’s kind of the same thing.
Great books help you understand, and they help you feel understood.
A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.
–Gilbert K. Chesterton
A book is a version of the world. If you do not like it, ignore it or offer your own version in return.
It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.
A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it.
–Edward P. Morgan
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.
It is a good rule after reading a new book, never to allow yourself another new one till you have read an old one in between.