As you all know we celebrate World Book Day on the 23rd April.
Although 23 April is often stated as the anniversary of the deaths of
both William Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes, this is not strictly
correct. Cervantes died on 22 April and was buried on 23 April according
the Gregorian calendar; however, at this time England still used the Julian calendar.
Whilst Shakespeare died on 23 April by the Julian calendar in use in
his own country at the time, he actually died eleven days after
Cervantes because of the discrepancy between the two date systems.
apparent correspondence of the two dates was a fortunate coincidence for
UNESCO , that´s why they decided to celebrate theWorld Book Day on that date.
Do you like reading?
Watch the following video where English teenagers and young adults tell you what they like about books.
To end this post , please take a look at this short video ... and BUY A BOOK ! They are worth the money you spend on them !!