World Book Day 2022 and Its Significance

I am an avid book reader still I do not know about World Book Day 2022; let’s read, celebrate and spread it.

World Book Day is an annual event we celebrate on April 23rd. The day is set aside to honor authors, illustrators, and books. It is also a day to promote reading, especially among children and young millennials.

The history of World Book Day can be traced back to 1923 when the first International Children’s Book Day was held in Spain. The event was created by Spanish writer Miguel de Unamuno and Catalan librarian Maria Teresa Girona. It was intended to promote reading among children and young people and encourage them to appreciate the value of books.

The idea soon spread to other countries, and in 1925, the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) was founded.

What is the significance of the world book day?

The day is significant because it celebrates the importance of books and reading. It also promotes literacy, which is essential for personal and societal development. According to UNESCO, “Literacy is a key driver of development and a force for change.” Therefore, days like World Book Day are important in striving to achieve global goals such as gender equality and poverty alleviation.
In recent years, the event has been increasingly celebrated in countries all over the world. In 2018, there were events in more than 100 countries, reaching an estimated audience of millions. World Book Day is now one of the biggest celebrations of its kind, and it looks is set to continue growing in popularity in the coming year.

What can we learn from it?

There are many things that we learn from World Book Day. Firstly, it highlights the importance of books and reading. We should all take this to heart, as books can be a source of knowledge, inspiration, and enjoyment. Secondly, the day promotes literacy, which is crucial for thriving individuals and societies. Finally, it shows that great things can happen on a global scale when people come together to celebrate something.

How can we spread it among us?

The best way to spread awareness about World Book Day is to participate in events and activities. Many schools and libraries hold special events on the day, such as book fairs, readings, and competitions. In addition, there are so many online resources that can be used to celebrate the day, such as social media hashtags and reading lists—gifting the book to loved ones. So get involved and help to promote the joys of reading!

If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he read. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Conclusion: We celebrated our birthday and anniversary and spent 1000 dollars on it; let us spend a few dollars on World Book Day to buy the books gifting in your circumstances. If you are an avid book reader like me, please tell us in the comment section how you celebrated world book, Any valuable points, please add in the comment sections. The article is originally published on Medium. Thank you for reading!

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