UN English Day is observed annually on 23 April. The event was established by UN’s Department of Public Information in 2010 “to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity as well as to promote equal use of all six official languages throughout the Organization“.For the English Language Day, April 23 was chosen because it is the date “traditionally observed as both the birthday and date of death of William Shakespeare“. Other dates were selected for the celebration of the UN’s other five official languages.
World Book Day, also known as World Book and Copyright Day or International Day of the Book, is an annual event organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to promote reading, publishing, and copyright. The first World Book Day was celebrated on 23 April in 1995, and continues to be recognized on that day. A related event in the United and Ireland is observed in March. On the occasion of World Book and Copyright Day, UNESCO along with the advisory committee from the major sectors of the book industry, select the World Book Capital for one year. Each designated World Book Capital City carries out a program of activities to celebrate and promote books and reading.
The original idea was conceived in 1922 by Spanish writer Vicente Clavel Andrés as a way to honour the author Miguel de Cervantes. It was first celebrated on 7 October 1926, Cervantes’ birthday, before being moved to his death date, 23 April, in 1930. The celebration continued to enjoy great popularity in Spain, especially in Catalonia, where it coincides with the Diada de Sant Jordi, the patron saint of Catalonia. The Diada usually involves the exchange of gifts between loved ones and, since the 1931 Book Fair in Barcelona, the gifts are a book and a rose.In 1995, UNESCO decided that the World Book and Copyright Day would be celebrated on 23 April, as the date is also the anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, as well as that of the birth or death of several other prominent authors. (In a historical coincidence, Shakespeare and Cervantes died on the same date — 23 April 1616 — but not on the same day, as at the time, Spain used the Gregorian calendar and England used the Julian calendar; Shakespeare actually died 10 days after Cervantes died, on 3 May of the Gregorian calendar.)
Val di Lamen con la foschia © Copyright By Paola Marini Gardin. | La Traccia, Escursioni e Viaggi Monte Pafagai e Covoli di Lamén di Paola Marini Gardin Data: 4-3-2022 Scheda Tecnica Riassuntiva Cima: Monte Pafagai m. 1047 Gruppo Montuoso: Vette Feltrine Cartina: 023 Alpi Feltrine Le Vette – Cimonega Segnavia: cartelli in loco Tipologia […]681 Monte Pafagai e Covoli di Lamen — La Traccia, Escursioni e Viaggi
In the swamp it really is survival of the fittest. This young bird was one of three, and he survived. Now he is old enough for the adults to leave him while they hunt. This means there is a new set of dangers. (This is a long article with multiple photographs) Junior Gets Tough, Heron…Junior Gets Tough, Heron And Egret — TPJphoto.net
The sunset last night was hauntingly beautiful! These photos don’t really do it justice and it’s hard to see here, but the mountains to the west of us are full of snow again and the white made them really stand out as the sky turned orange, purple and red… Hopefully we’ll be heading that direction […]Evening Sky Art — Empty Nest Homesteading
The following are a montage of flowers taken in or around my back yard. I hope you enjoy them. Spring Flowers blooming Fill the air with sweet fragrance While war rages on *** Photos: Dwight L. RothSpringtime Flowers — Roth Poetry
Another day of the grey clouds in upstate Western New York. Sigh.Spring. April 23rd, 2022. — Greylupine Photography
It must be at least a year since I have seen so many people in town together. I had to go into the town for a few groceries. Mostly frozen stuff as they cannot deliver it in their small vans. Of course I also like the excuse to go to town and mix with people […]Good Evening — Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss