WORLD BOOK DAY 2017

“Everything changes when we read.”  Do you agree or disagree?  Most probably, the common response shall be, “It depends on what you read!”  Subjectively, this is correct but an objective reply will surely be loud and firm affirmative.  This is because reading is synonymous to a child’s first steps.  It leads somewhere and results to change.  Reading, definitely, is a step to knowledge, learning and education.

When is the World Book Day 2017?

In Most countries in the world, the World Book Day is celebrated on April 23 annually.  World Book Day  in the United Kingdom and Ireland  is on March 2, 2017, a Thursday.

The World Book Day is always observed in the United Kingdom and Ireland on the 1st Thursday of March each year.

The Origin and Purpose of the World Book Day:

The United Kingdom and Ireland chose to observe this special day on the said date to ensure participation of supporters.  Careful study disclosed that this date has no scheduled religious holiday, charitable activity and no conflict with school term.  It was first observed in 1995 where every child in the United Kingdom was given a voucher to be spent on books.

The World Book Day is a registered charity supported by publishers, literacy partnerships, general sponsorship of the National Book Tokens Limited and participating bookstores.  Its purpose is to have fun and enjoy reading, and sharing books.

The World Book Day celebration:

All are encouraged to join reading groups, school reading activities and watch films on book authors on the World Book Day.  Promotion of library membership is also a form of participation.  Organizing fund raising drives for Book Aid International and Readathon are also welcomed.  Depending on certain criteria, School Packs and Book Tokens are distributed to registered schools for free.

To know listed events, complete with details, people are requested to check the World Book Portal.  It also helps schools, bookstores and libraries in the United Kingdom and Ireland to get ideas for activities and events to undertake in celebrating the World Book Day.

When is the World Book Day in 2018?

The World Book Day is on March 1, 2018, a Thursday.