World Book and Copyright Day 

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World Book and Copyright Day  in United Nations in 2025

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Dates of World Book and Copyright Day 
2025 United Nations Wednesday, April 23rdWorld Book and Copyright Day 
2024 United Nations Tuesday, April 23rdWorld Book and Copyright Day 
2023 United Nations Sunday, April 23rdWorld Book and Copyright Day 
2022 United Nations Saturday, April 23rdWorld Book and Copyright Day 
2021 United Nations Friday, April 23rdWorld Book and Copyright Day 
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World Book and Copyright Day is a celebration to promote the enjoyment of books and reading.

From the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO):

“World Book and Copyright Day is a celebration to promote the enjoyment of books and reading. Each year, on 23 April, celebrations take place all over the world to recognize the scope of books - a link between the past and the future, a bridge between generations and across cultures. On this occasion, UNESCO and the international organizations representing the three major sectors of the book industry - publishers, booksellers and libraries, select the World Book Capital for a year to maintain, through its own initiatives, the impetus of the Day’s celebrations.



Each year, on 23 April, celebrations take place all over the world to recognize the scope of books - a link between the past and the future, a bridge between generations and across cultures. On this occasion, UNESCO and the international organizations representing the three major sectors of the book industry - publishers, booksellers and libraries, select the World Book Capital for a year to maintain, through its own initiatives, the impetus of the Day’s celebrations.

23 April is a symbolic date in world literature. It is the date on which several prominent authors, William Shakespeare, Miguel Cervantes and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died. This date was a natural choice for UNESCO's General Conference, held in Paris in 1995, to pay a world-wide tribute to books and authors on this date, encouraging everyone to access books.

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