World Book Day is a celebration! It’s a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organiszation as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world.
23 April is a symbolic date for world literature for on this date in 1616, Cervantes and Shakespeare died. Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra is recognized as the best writer in Spanish language, as William Shakespeare is possibly the most famous and one of the best writers in English. They are both regarded as two of the best writers who ever lived.