World Book Day was created by UNESCO on 23rd April 1995 as a worldwide celebration of books and reading. It is marked in over 100 countries around the globe.
The first World Book Day in the UK and Ireland took place in 1997 to encourage young people to discover the pleasure of reading.
This year is the 24th year there’s been a World Book Day, and on 4th March 2021, children of all ages will come together to share the joy of reading for pleasure.
Other organisations are also celebrating the day and The National Trust have produced a series of podcasts for book lovers.
If you are interested in listening to some literary-themed episodes from the National Trust Podcast, the information link is here