About World Read Aloud Day
World Read Aloud Day is celebrated on the first Wednesday of February.
LitWorld founded the campaign in 2010 to advocate for access to literacy and diverse stories, as well as the power of reading aloud - an activity that has an immensely powerful impact on children’s development. “LitWorld’s annual World Read Aloud Day has become a movement engaging hundreds of millions of people around the world in standing up for literacy as a foundational human right,” says Dorothy Lee, Executive Director of LitWorld. “When communities have access to strong literacy tools, every aspect of life improves.”
Considered a national holiday in multiple countries, World Read Aloud Day has been honored by celebrities such as Jimmy Fallon, Chelsea Clinton, Kwame Alexander, and others. Additionally, the day is widely celebrated across social media, with the hashtag #worldreadaloudday trending annually.Find out more