Day of the Book
There are many days. Days for reflection, for action, for pain, for joy.
There are days that help us tell time (though often I wish there was no such thing and that we all just lived in the now – not worrying about a Wednesday or a Sunday or how much we hate Mondays).
There are days for working hard and days for relaxing. Days for friends and days for family. There are birth-days, holly (jolly)-days, vacation days, work days – days upon days.
There is a day dedicated to everything we humans have created. Why do we commit something to a day? To feel order? Control? To remember? Whatever the reasons, we have days that honour things, people, events and time.
We also have days that honour books.
And isn’t that what this blog is all about?
The days for celebrating the written word are many. Many to each country, each province or state, each city. I could not possibly record them all here but I will record the few that I am aware of and that I follow.
- National Reading Day – January 23
- World Book Day – March 6
- International Children’s Book Day – April 2
- National Non-Fiction Day – First Thursday in November
- Canada Book Day (part of Canada Book Week) – April 23
- International Literacy Day – September 8
- International Book Giving Day – February 14
And honourable mentions to:
- Canada Reads – an annual book competition
- Freedom to Read – promotes freedom of speech in literature and monitors censorship across Canada
What days dedicated to books or the written word are you familiar with that have not been mentioned here?
This post brought to you by the letter D and the A to Z Challenge.
Posted on April 4, 2014, in General Musings & Thoughts and tagged #atozchallenge, a to z challenge, books, canada reads, days dedicated to books, international literacy day, world book day. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.