APRIL! A month about books!
A.B.C.: Active Book Club
Let's celebrate the world days in April 2016!
A new video added by 3rd lyceum at Karditsa/ Greece. This video created to celebrate the two world days about books. Responsible teacher Panagiota Bairami
There are two World Days about books!
1) International Children's Book Day: 2 April
Since 1967, on or around Hans Christian Andersen's birthday, 2 April, International Children's Book Day (ICBD) is celebrated to inspire a love of reading and to call attention to children's books. Each year a different National Section of IBBY has the opportunity to be the international sponsor of ICBD. It decides upon a theme and invites a prominent author from the host country to write a message to the children of the world and a well-known illustrator to design a poster. These materials are used in different ways to promote books and reading. Many IBBY Sections promote ICBD through the media and organize activities in schools and public libraries. Often ICBD is linked to celebrations around children's books and other special events that may include encounters with authors and illustrators, writing competitions or announcements of book awards. The sponsor for International Children's Book Day for 2016 is Brazil.
2) World Book and Copyright Day: 23 April
World Book and Copyright Day (also known as International Day of the Book or World Book Day) is observed on April 23. The annually celebrated day is organized by UNESCO to promote reading, publishing and copyright. It was first celebrated in 1995. The connection between 23 April and books was first made in 1923 by booksellers in Spain as a way to honor the author Miguel de Cervantes who died on that day. Nowadays the World Book and Copyright Day is observed in over 100 countries, where schools, private businesses, voluntary organizations and lots of more people and groups come together to pay a tribute to authors and books. In 1995, UNESCO decided that on this date the World Book and Copyright Day should be celebrated because of the Catalonian festival and because the date is also the anniversary of the birth and death of William Shakespeare and some other authors. Copyright is a legal concept, enacted by most governments, giving the creator of an original work exclusive rights to it, usually for a limited time. It is "the right to copy", but also gives the copyright holder the right to be credited for the work and other, related rights.
The city of Wroclaw (Poland) has been named World Book Capital for 2016. Wroclaw is the 16th city to be designated World Book Capital, after Madrid (2001), Alexandria (2002), New Delhi (2003), Antwerp (2004), Montreal (2005), Turin (2006), Bogota (2007), Amsterdam (2008), Beirut (2009), Ljubljana (2010), Buenos Aires (2011), Yerevan (2012), Bangkok (2013), Port Harcourt (2014) and Incheon (2015).
A few days before the April we have an other celebration: On 21 March is World Poetry Day!