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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.
International Women’s Day
3/8/2013 9:00:00 AM
Bulgaria marks The International Women’s Day – March 8
Honey feast in Plovdiv
3/7/2013 10:00:00 AM
The 5th edition of the Spring Honey Festival starts today in Plovdiv
AGRA 2013 opens today
3/5/2013 11:16:00 AM
New Technologies to Boost Crop and Livestock Sectors
Tezcan Naimova with the gold medal
3/4/2013 11:00:00 AM
The Bulgarian athlete Tezcan Naimova won the European title at the 60 meter indoor sprint event in Goteborg (Sweden).
March 3rd - the National Day of Bulgaria
3/3/2013 8:00:00 AM
What happened on that day and how long has it been celebrated? The San Stefano Peace Treaty between Russia and the Ottoman Empire was signed on February 19th (March 3rd, ...
Today is the BABA MARTA DAY
3/1/2013 8:00:00 AM
If you by any chance visit Bulgaria on the first day of March you are certain to notice almost every person decorated with small tokens made from red and white woollen threads.
Exhibition at Sariev Contemporary Gallery
2/28/2013 8:00:00 AM
Sentimental Show - Mityo Solakov, Nedko Solakov, Dimitar Solakov 01 March 2013 - 30 April 2013
Sofia Film Fest 2013 in Plovdiv
2/27/2013 3:12:37 PM
From 11 to 24 March this year in the movie "Lucky Cinema" in Plovdiv will take place the 8th edition of "Sofia Film Fest in Plovdiv."
Yordan Yovchev marks his brilliant career with a benefit performance
2/24/2013 12:00:00 PM
Yordan Yovchev is the first Bulgarian gymnast in the history of sport who appeared on six consecutive Olympic Games between 1992 and 2012.
International Mother Language Day: 21 February 2013
2/21/2013 10:00:00 AM
The International Mother Language Day (IMLD) was proclaimed by the General Conference of UNESCO in November 1999. It has been celebrated since 2000 to promote all the languages of the world.