February 14th is not just valentine’s day; it is also an International Book Giving Day. This day is celebrated every year by giving away books that one enjoyed to read, which may benefit someone somewhere. One can donate some new or gently used books to the local library, to a local school, civic group, or to a local hospital. Regular reading will help one to improve focus and concentration; enhances imagination; reduces stress; improves memory power and lot more. Reading is fun, pure and simple.
The greatest gift is the passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind. It is a moral illumination.- Elizabeth Hardwick
History of International Book Giving Day
There is no specific reason for the origin of International Book Giving Day. However, this day is important to be celebrated because of its significance on donating books or money for the children. The ultimate purpose of creating this day would be to encourage children reading and making that a habit. This day may create a chance for many children to learn.
Other Celebrations on February 14
February 14 is also celebrated as
- Valentine’s Day
- National Ferris Wheel Day
- National Cream-Filled Chocolates Day
- Pet Theft Awareness Day
- Library Lovers Day
How to celebrate International Book Giving Day
An international book giving day is a joy of spreading the love of reading. By providing books across the globe, one can support literacy and encourage reading on this day. This day is all about gifting books to children around the world in creative and beautiful ways. Photos and thoughts can be shared in social media to spread awareness about the significance of giving books. This day can be celebrated by giving away books to friends, relatives; leaving books in the hospital waiting rooms; donating books to nearby libraries. Celebrate this day in the best way by motivating people to read. These books will be a great way to help somebody to start reading and thus assisting the future of world literacy. Post pictures and share your thoughts about International Book Giving Day on social media by using the hashtag #BookGivingDay.