World Book Day, is an annual charitable day sponsored by the National Book Tokens in the UK and Ireland “to promote reading for pleasure, offering every child and young person the opportunity to have a book of their own.”
And every year people share photos of their students and children promoting their favorite novelists, character, and more.
Parents and educators shared images of their children and students in their choice costumes as well.
\u201cMy world book day costume - You will never runout of options In reading and picking a costume . Please save the animals and make sure earth looks beautiful ! @Natures_Voice @RSPBEngland @_BTO @NHM_London @katemacrae @DrAmirKhanGP @WoodlandTrust @nationaltrust @RareBirdAlertUK\u201d
\u201cWhen Fraser was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy 9 years ago we were told he might not be able to read.\n\nThis World Book Day he has written his own story and made his own costume to match.\n\nLove you, boy. \ud83d\udcaa\ud83c\udffc\ud83d\udc99\n\n#Duchenne #DMD #Disability\u201d
\u201cWorld Book Day - Flossie McFluff, an Irish fairy keen on recycling \u267b\ufe0f costume on message by using stuff lying around. Well done to my husband for coming up with this this morning! (And to me, for knowing where the wings had got to \ud83e\uddda\ud83c\udffb\u200d\u2640\ufe0f\ud83d\udc85\ud83c\udffb)\u201d
— Elizabeth Geary Keohane (@Elizabeth Geary Keohane)
Although the UK and Ireland have their own World Book Day, it is based on the international World Book Day which is celebrated on 23 April.
Over 100 countries observe 23 April to celebrate reading, copyright, and publishing. The holiday was first created by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1995.
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