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.

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?

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This post brought to you by the letter D and the A to Z Challenge.


About Geeky Book Snob

Learning stuff since birth. Happy introvert who likes socializing when she's not busy being an introvert who likes to read.

Posted on April 4, 2014, in General Musings & Thoughts and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. This was really fascinating – I had no idea these holidays existed, but will definitely start celebrating now! Thanks!

  2. Sukanya Ramanujan

    I didn’t know we even had these! How wonderful! I love reading as well. I’m taking part in the challenge as well!

  3. I had no idea there was a national reading day-very cool!

  4. And if you like reading, every day is a day for books, but it’s good to have those special days.

  5. Books are making a comeback. Those little smartphone video games are on the way OUT!

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