World Book and Copyright Day is celebrated every year on 23 April thanks to UNESCO, which sponsored the event to promote reading and book publishing.
The Day was officially established in 1995, when during the 28th UNESCO General Conference in Paris, 12 countries proposed to launch the initiative. World Book Day aims to remind people that reading is good for you and to encourage them to discover the pleasure of reading. It also reaffirms the fundamental contribution that authors make to the social and cultural progress of all humanity.
This date also has a symbolic value because it coincides with the death of three great authors who have made the history of literature: William Shakespeare (1564-1616), Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega (1539-1616).