April 23, 2020
National Poem In Your Pocket Day
Poem in Your Pocket Day began in 2002 as part of New York City's National Poetry Month celebration. In 2008, the Academy of American Poets expanded the event by encouraging individuals around the country to join in and channel their inner bard. Each year on Poem in Your Pocket Day, schools, bookstores, libraries, parks, workplaces, and other venues ring loud with open readings of poems from pockets.
National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day
National Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day is a non-profit educational program in the United States that revolves around parents taking their children to work for one day. It is the successor to Take Our Daughters To Work Day, which was expanded to include boys in 2003. In the U.S., it occurs on the 4th Thursday in April every year.
World Book and Copyright Day
World Book and Copyright Day is a yearly event organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), to promote reading, publishing and copyright. The date April 23 is a symbolic date for world literature. It is on this date in 1616 that Cervantes, Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died. It is also the date of birth or death of other prominent authors, such as Maurice Druon, Haldor K.Laxness, Vladimir Nabokov, Josep Pla and Manuel Mejía Vallejo.
English Language Day
English Language Day at the United Nations is celebrated on April 23, the date traditionally observed as the birthday of William Shakespeare. Language Days at the United Nations aim to entertain as well as inform, with the goal of increasing awareness and respect for the history, culture and achievements of each of the six working languages among the United Nations community.
National Lost Dogs Awareness Day
Beginning in 2014, National Lost Dog Awareness Day is observed annually on April 23 to shed light on the number of dogs that are lost each year and to bring attention to the many dogs in care of shelters and animal control facilities that have family looking for them.
National Talk Like Shakespeare Day
National Talk Like Shakespeare Day is observed annually on April 23 the anniversary of William Shakespeare's death (and sometimes observed as this date of birth). Born in 1564, William Shakespeare is the author of some of the world's most celebrated plays and poems.