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World Book and Copyright Day-April 23
In 1995, UNESCO decided to celebrate April 23 as World Book Day or World Book and Copyright Day, and since then, the date has prominence in the history of literature.
World Book Day, also known as World Book and Copyright Day, is celebrated across the globe on April 23 every year. World Book Day is celebrated to recognise and promote the benefit of reading books, publishing and copyright.
April 23 is an important day for literature as it marks the birth and death of several prominent authors. William Shakespeare, Miguel de Cervantes, and Josep Pla died on April 23 and Manuel Mejia Vallejo and Maurice Druon were born on April 23.
It is a legal concept, enacted by most governments, giving authors or creators of original work exclusive rights usually for a limited time. Basically, it is the right to copy. It also gives the copyright holder the right to be credited for the work and other, related rights. So, it is an intellectual property form. Guadalajara (Mexico) has been named World Book Capital for the year 2022. The city of Madrid (Spain) has been the first city to be named World Book Capital in 2001.
English Language Day-April 23
English Language Day is observed on 23rd April. The day is observed to spread awareness and respect for the history, culture and achievements of each of the six UN working languages. Furthermore, it is also known for both the birthday and date of death of world-famous playwright William Shakespeare. April 23 as English Language Day together with other days celebrated for each of the UN’s six official languages namely English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Spanish, and Russian. English, the international language, is the most broadly used and spoken . More than 1.75 billion people speak English worldwide. Most importantly, the English language has been adopted as an official language in over 67 countries which made it the language of commerce over the world.