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World Book and Copyright Day
4/23/2013 9:00:00 AM
World Book and Copyright Day (also known as International Day of the Book or World Book Days) is a yearly event on 23 April, organized by UNESCO to promote reading, publishing and copyright. The Day was first celebrated in 1995 and in 2012 the UK World Book day was celebrated on March 1, 2012.
World Book Day was celebrated for the first time on April 23. The connection between 23 April and books was first made in 1923 by booksellers in Spain as a way to honour the author Miguel de Cervantes who died on that day.
In 1995, UNESCO decided that the World Book and Copyright Day would be celebrated on this date because of the Catalonian festival and because the date is also the anniversary of the birth and death of William Shakespeare, the death of Miguel de Cervantes, Inca Garcilaso de la Vega and Josep Pla, and the birth of Maurice Druon, Manuel Mejía Vallejo and Halldór Laxness.
Although 23 April is often stated as the anniversary of the deaths of both William Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes, this is not strictly correct. Cervantes died on 22 April and was buried on 23 April according the Gregorian calendar; however, at this time England still used the Julian calendar. Whilst Shakespeare died on 23 April by the Julian calendar in use in his own country at the time, he actually died eleven days after Cervantes because of the discrepancy between the two date systems. The apparent correspondence of the two dates was a fortunate coincidence for UNESCO.
5/5/2013 8:00:00 AM
Name day of everyone named Velichko, Velichka, Velika, Veliana, Velina, Villi, Svetla.
5/4/2013 8:00:00 AM
It is also a time to remember family and the faithful who have died as we await the resurrection, or to honor the martyrs who have given their lives for the cause of Christ in the world.
The world Day of Free Journalism
5/3/2013 10:00:00 AM
The world Day of Free Journalism has been celebrating since 1992 on UNESCO initiative.
Good Friday (also Holy Friday)
5/3/2013 8:00:00 AM
The Holy Friday marks the respect of the entire Christian world to the crucified Jesus.
Today is Borisovden
5/2/2013 10:00:00 AM
May 2 is the traditional Church Holiday of Borisovden - everyone having the name of Boris and all the derivatives: Borislav, Borislava, Boryana celebrate their name day
5/2/2013 8:00:00 AM
Holy Thursday is the day when all women are supposed to color bright eggs for Easter family gathering.
Today is May 1st - international Labor Day
5/1/2013 8:00:00 AM
May Day has long been a focal point for demonstrations by various socialist, communist, and anarchist groups.
Easter Bunny History
4/30/2013 9:00:00 AM
The Easter bunny has its origin in pre-Christian fertility lore.
Easter thoughts on Christ and his resurrection - the Turin shroud
4/29/2013 10:00:00 AM
Around Easter people always think and talk about miracles and the resurrection of Christ. The story of the Turin Shroud is one of the miraculous stories we have to accept and not seek for expalnati...
HOLY WEEK before Easter
4/29/2013 8:00:00 AM
Holy Week is the last week of Lent, the week immediately preceding Easter Sunday.