Under the occasion of the International Book Day the members of CVS-Bulgaria have gathered the books that they are reading at the moment or planning to read next to offer to the reader delightful alternatives in these times of staying at home. Do you know why the World Book Day is celebrated on this day? Well, at first this celebration was dated on the 7th October, the birth date of Miguel de Cervantes. Nonetheless, it was shifted to the 23rd of April since it is the death date not only of Cervantes, but also the anniversary of the death of the worldwide known William Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega. We also want to take the chance to introduce you to a centurial tradition happening this day in the region of two of our long-term volunteers, the famous Catalonia, named Sant Jordi’s Day. Whereas Saint George is the patron saint of many countries, including Bulgaria itself, in Catalonia it became really especial from the XV century and until nowadays through the exchange of books and roses among couples and loved ones. Currently, it has claiming nature of Catalan culture and many balconies display the Catalan flag on this day. Enjoy the day and do not hesitate on sharing with us which book you are reading at the moment!

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