Literature Holidays

Immerse yourself in the world of words and celebrate the joy of reading with holidays that pay tribute to beloved authors, fictional characters, and the magic of storytelling. From book lovers to wordplay wizards, these literary-inspired holidays are the perfect excuse to get lost in a good book. Whether you're a fan of classic novels or modern bestsellers, these special days are sure to be a real page-turner. Get ready to turn the page and discover new worlds, characters, and adventures.

Top Literature Holidays:

Read Across America Day

March 1st

Read Across America Day, 3/1/2024: Celebrate reading and literacy with fun activities, guest readers, and book giveaways! more >>

Book Lovers Day

August 9th

Book Lovers Day on 8/9/2024: Join fellow bookworms for a day of reading, discovery, and community. more >>

Shakespeare Day

April 23rd

Shakespeare Day, April 23, 2024: Join literature lovers and theatre enthusiasts in honoring the Bard's legacy through performances, readings, and discussions. more >>

World Book Night

April 23rd

World Book Night, April 23, 2025: Join book lovers in sharing free books and spreading the joy of reading to new audiences. more >>

National Read a Book Day

September 6th

National Read a Book Day, 9/6/2024: Indulge in your favorite literary pursuits, discover new authors, and connect with fellow book lovers. more >>

International Book Giving Day

February 14th

International Book Giving Day, 2/14/2025: Share the joy of reading with others by giving a new or gently used book to a child or adult, sparking a lifelong love of literature. more >>

World Book Day

April 23rd

World Book Day, 4/23/2025: Join fellow book lovers in a joyous celebration of literature, dressing up as favorite characters, and discovering new authors and genres. more >>

World Book and Copyright Day

April 23rd

World Book and Copyright Day, April 23, 2024: Honoring the joy of reading, writing, and intellectual property rights, recognizing the power of books to inspire and unite. more >>

Drop Everything and Read Day

April 12th

Drop Everything and Read Day on 4/12/2025: Indulge in the joy of reading, set aside distractions, and rediscover the simple pleasure of getting lost in a good book. more >>

Sherlock Holmes Day

May 22nd

Sherlock Holmes Day, 5/22/2025: Discover the truth behind this fictional character's special day and learn how fans honor his legacy. more >>

Roald Dahl Day

September 13th

Join us on Roald Dahl Day, September 13th, 2024, as we honor the imagination and creativity of the beloved author, indulging in his whimsical world through reading, dressing up, and fun activities. more >>

Talk Like Shakespeare Day

April 23rd

Talk Like Shakespeare Day, 4/23/2025: Channel your inner Bard and indulge in Elizabethan English, adopting Shakespearean phrases, vocabulary, and mannerisms for a day of linguistic playfulness and creativity. more >>

J.R.R. Tolkien Day

January 3rd

J.R.R. Tolkien Day, January 3, 2028: Join fans in honoring Tolkien's legacy with lively discussions, debates, and readings of his iconic works. more >>

International Literacy Day

September 8th

International Literacy Day (September 8, 2024) highlights the importance of literacy and education worldwide, promoting reading and writing skills for individuals, communities, and societies. more >>

Library Lovers Day

February 14th

Library Lovers Day, 2/14/2025: Discover the vital role libraries play in providing access to knowledge, education, and entertainment. more >>

National Library Lover's Day

February 14th

National Library Lover's Day, 2/14/2025: Discover the joy libraries bring to book lovers of all ages, and learn how you can help ensure their continued success. more >>

Hobbit Day

September 22nd

Hobbit Day, September 22, 2024: Join fans of J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth stories for a whimsical celebration of hobbits, elves, dwarves, and humans, featuring feasting, games, music, and storytelling. more >>

World Book Day (UK & Ireland)

March 4th

World Book Day (UK & Ireland) - 3/4/2027: Join book lovers of all ages for a day of reading, book tokens, and themed events promoting a love of reading and inspiring a new generation of bookworms. more >>

Books for Treats Day

October 31st

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National Day on Writing

October 20th

National Day on Writing, October 20, 2025: Discover the power of writing to express thoughts, emotions, and ideas, and connect with others who share your passion. more >>

World Poetry Day

March 21st

World Poetry Day, 3/21/2024, celebrate the art of poetry, share love for words, and discover new works from around the world. more >>

Independent Bookstore Day

April 26th

Independent Bookstore Day, 4/26/2025, discover new titles, meet fellow book lovers, and support local bookstores fostering a love of reading and literary culture. more >>

National Storytelling Day

October 5th

National Storytelling Day, 10/5/2024: Share tales, connect, preserve heritage, and spark imagination through spoken word, written prose, and visual mediums. more >>


June 16th

Join Bloomsday on 6/16/2024 as fans honor James Joyce's life and works, reenacting scenes from "Ulysses" and exploring Dublin's streets. more >>

International Read an eBook Day

September 18th

International Read an eBook Day, 9/18/2024: Explore digital literature, discover new authors, and experience the convenience of eBooks. more >>

Tolkien Reading Day

March 25th

Join Tolkien Reading Day on 3/25/2025 as fans come together to read, discuss, and create inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien's enchanting works. more >>

National Screenwriters Day

January 5th

National Screenwriters Day, January 5, 2025: Honor the talented storytellers who bring scripts to life, and discover the behind-the-scenes magic of the entertainment industry. more >>

World Storytelling Day

March 20th

World Storytelling Day, 3/20/2025: Join the global celebration of oral storytelling, preserving cultural heritage, and promoting community-building through tales, myths, and legends. more >>

Children's Picture Book Day

April 2nd

Children's Picture Book Day, 4/2/2025: Join families, schools, and libraries for interactive storytelling, crafts, and author readings, fostering a love for reading and imagination in children. more >>

Tell a Fairy Tale Day

February 26th

Tell a Fairy Tale Day, 2/26/2025: Share magical stories, spark creativity, and experience the wonder of timeless tales. more >>

National Poetry Day (UK)

October 3rd

National Poetry Day (UK) - 10/3/2024. Discover the beauty and power of poetry through readings, performances, and workshops across the UK. more >>

International Read To Me Day

March 19th

International Read To Me Day, 3/19/2026: Join families and friends for a heartwarming day of reading and bonding, fostering a love for literature and creating lasting memories. more >>

International Edible Book Festival

April 1st

International Edible Book Festival, 4/1/2025: A unique holiday combining food and literature, featuring edible masterpieces inspired by favorite books. more >>

Paperback Book Day

July 30th

Paperback Book Day, 7/30/2024: Join book lovers in appreciating the tactile experience of reading physical books, discover new titles, and connect with fellow readers. more >>

Sylvia Plath Day

October 27th

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National Proofreading Day

March 8th

National Proofreading Day, 3/8/2025, recognize the importance of accuracy and attention to detail in written communication, promoting clear and effective messaging. more >>

National Bookmobile Day

April 16th

National Bookmobile Day, 4/16/2025: Discover the joy of reading on wheels, promoting literacy and community connections through mobile libraries. more >>

Read a Child a Book You Like Day

September 28th

Read a Child a Book You Like Day, 9/28/2024: Foster a love for reading and create meaningful bonding experiences with children through shared favorite childhood books. more >>

Frankenstein Day

August 30th

Frankenstein Day, 8/30/2024: Join fans of the classic tale to honor the misunderstood creature and its creator through reading marathons, costume parties, and DIY crafts. more >>

National Poetry at Work Day

January 14th

National Poetry at Work Day, 1/14/2025: Unleash creativity, reduce stress, and inject joy into your daily routine with poetry in the workplace. more >>

Make-A-Book Day

May 8th

Discover the truth about Make-A-Book Day on 5/8/2025. Is it a real holiday or a mistake? more >>

Letter Writing Day

December 7th

Letter Writing Day, 12/7/2024: Rediscover the joy of handwritten letters and reconnect with loved ones through the power of words. more >>

Robinson Crusoe Day

February 1st

Discover the truth about Robinson Crusoe Day on February 1st, 2025. Is it a real holiday or just a myth? more >>

Bibliomania Day

March 20th

Bibliomania Day, 3/20/2025: Discover the truth behind this lesser-known book holiday and explore other fascinating literary celebrations. more >>

Great Poetry Reading Day

April 28th

Discover the unknown holiday "Great Poetry Reading Day" on 4/28/2025. Learn more about this lesser-known celebration and explore other poetry-related events. more >>

National Word Nerd Day

January 9th

National Word Nerd Day, 1/9/2028: Join bookworms and language lovers for word-based games, literary trivia, and a passion for words. more >>

World Read Aloud Day

February 5th

Join us on World Read Aloud Day, February 5th, 2025, as we come together to promote literacy, build connections, and create lasting memories through the joy of reading aloud. more >>

Scrabble Day

April 13th

Scrabble Day, 4/13/2025: Join word wizards for linguistic battles, community building, and healthy competition. more >>