02 Mar 2020
“Celebrate World Book Day with the UN, WHO & GIVE Nation.”
Celebrate World Book Day with the UN, WHO & GIVE Nation.
Since 1995, the first Thursday of March every year the Ireland and United Kingdom race to place books in front of all eyes! This day celebrates creativity embodied by imaginative authors and illustrators that keep us inspired, ourselves. Dedication to literary art makes World Book Day a joyful celebration..
“When we read, not only are we improving memory and empathy, but research has shown that it makes us feel better and more positive too. Science has shown that reading has some amazing health benefits, including helping with depression, cutting stress, and reducing the chances of developing Alzheimer’s later in life”. Business Insider states. Source.
Everyone has their favorite bedtime stories from childhood. World Book Day is a celebration to ensure those magickal fairy-tales live on and inspire generations to come.
This day is extra special! There’s presents! “To achieve their goals, World Book Day has collaborated with National Book Tokens Ltd to provide every child and young person in the UK with a Book Token that can be redeemed for a book of their choice for only £1. Together, they were able to provide book token for over 15 million primary school students across the country.” Source.
The UK celebrated the first World Book day in 1995. The United Nations, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) embraced this celebration and started the holiday, together.
Fun Fact: There’s TWO World Book Days!
If you’re looking ahead on the calendar and you spot April 23rd as World Book Day, you’re not mistaken. The holiday was changed in the UK during 1998 related to conflicts with St George’s Day, as well as Easter school holidays.
Since reading is FUNdamental, why not use both days to catch on on your favorite books!?
HOW TO OBSERVE
- Head to worldbookday.com and get involved!
- Volunteer to read at a nursing home, library, hospital, or school.
- Donate used books or go to a book swap.
- Join a book club and discuss your favorite books with friends.
- Make a ‘to read’ list and knock it out by this date next year.
- Lay in a park and read.
- Download some audio books and ‘read’ on the RUN!
- Use the hashtag #WorldBookDay and share your favorite print with the world!
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