World Book Day in Spain

Today is the World Book Day, a very inportant date in Spain, the country of important writers as Cervantes, Garcilaso, Quevedo, García Lorca or Machado.

Kindergartens, schools and high schools celebrate this date with special activities such us book fairs, writing contests or storytellings.

Cities and villages organise book fairs where famous writers sign their latest books.

It is a very special day in Cataluña. They celebrate the day of Sant Jordi -Saint George-, the holy Saint of the region. The tradition is to give a rose to the women, and to offer a book to the men.