Day 66

World Book Day is a charity event held annually in the United Kingdom and Ireland on the first Thursday in March. It is the local manifestation of World Book and Copyright Day (also known as International Day of the Book or World Book Days) organized by UNESCO to promote reading, publishing and copyright. On World Book Day, every child in full-time education in the UK is given a voucher to be spent on books. The Day was first celebrated in 1995 in the United Kingdom. The original, global World Book Day event is generally observed on 23 April – it was changed in the UK to avoid clashes with Easter school holidays and with St George’s Day. Conversely, a separate event World Book Night organized by independent charity The Reading Agency is held on 23 April.
Day 66

10 thoughts on “Day 66

  1. This sounds like a wonderful thing – books, reading, sharing. BTW, what is St. George’s Day? We don’t have things like that here in the US. (Everyone would start screaming.)

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    1. Saint George is the patron saint of England in a tradition established in the Tudor period, based in the saint’s popularity during the times of the Crusades and the Hundred Years’ War.

      Veneration of the saint in folk religion declined in the 18th century, but attempts to revive celebration of Saint George’s Day (23 April) as an expression of English culture and identity go back to the foundation Royal Society of St. George in 1894 and have more recently, since the beginning 2010s, resulted in Saint George’s Day celebrations with aspects of a national holiday in England.

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