Today is a big day, with three coinciding celebrations all at once. World Book Day is a celebration of authors, books, and most importantly, reading. According to their website, it is “the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world.” There are many events happening in honor of the day, including a two-day readathon of Don Quixote.
Spanish language day was created to celebrate multiculturalism and multilingualism, while English language day aims to increase awareness of the history of English and falls on the birthday (and day of death) of William Shakespeare.
Books In Spanish1. Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes2. The City of Marvels by Eduardo Mendoza3. Ficciones by Jorge Luis Borges4. The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolano5. The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende6. Feast of the Goat by Mario Vargas Llosa7. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez8. Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel9. Waiting for Snow in Havana by Carlos Eire10. In the Time of Butterflies by Julia Alvarez
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