April 23, 2021

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 Cherry Cheesecake Day

Cheesecake is a sweet dessert consisting of a bottom layer made from crushed cookies, graham crackers, pastry, or sponge cake and a main thick layer of a mixture of soft, fresh cheese, eggs, and sugar.

National Picnic Day

A picnic is an outing or occasion that involves taking a packed meal to be eaten outdoors.

National Take a Chance Day

On National Take a Chance Day, people are encouraged to step out of their comfort zones.

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.