today is World Book Day 2006 or perhaps it was april 26

World Book Day 2006 – About:

World Book Day was designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and was marked in over 30 countries around the globe last year. The origins of the day we now celebrate in the UK and Ireland come from Catalonia, where roses and books were given as gifts to loved ones on St. George#039s Day − a tradition started some 80 years ago.
For international information about World Book Day, please

World Book and Copyright Day – April 23, 2006

By celebrating this Day throughout the world, UNESCO seeks to promote reading, publishing and the protection of intellectual property through copyright.


i don’t know why it is the uk and ireland site, because it is a worldwide day supported by unesco.