World Book Day 2021

Today Friday, April 23rd, we celebrate the International Book Day at Novaschool Sunland.

In 1995, UNESCO – as proposed by the International Publishers Union – approved the celebration of the International Book and Copyright Day. The date chosen is important in the history of literature because it coincides with the day of death and birth of some of the best-known writers.

In Spain this tradition has existed since when Alfonso XIII signed a royal decree in 1926 to officially create the “Feast of the Spanish Book”. Nowadays it is a commemoration that is celebrated all around the world with the purpose of promoting reading but also defending and protecting the publishing industry.

Our students will celebrate this event with a book exchange. Each student chooses a book they believe might be interesting to classmates and wraps it around. A keyword or quote is placed so that the person who catches it knows something about what’s going on.

A blind date with a book!