World Book Day was designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and is marked in over 100 countries around the globe.

The origins of the day come from Catalonia, where roses and books were given as gifts to loved ones on St George’s Day.
23rd April is also to be marked as William Shakespeare’s anniversary, which played an important part in taking such a decision.

This holiday is celebrated every first Thursday in March in the UK and Ireland to avoid overlapping with Easter break.

A main aim of World Book Day is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading. 

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