Friday, May 11, 2012

World Book Day in Galway City Library

World Book Day 2012, which was celebrated in over 100 countries, was marked with a special reading of poetry in translation in Galway City Library. There is a Catalan tradition of exchanging books and roses on Saint Jordi’s Day, April 23rd and UNESCO have chosen  this date to pay a worldwide tribute to books and to the extraordinary contributions of poets and writers who have furthered the social and cultural progress of humanity.

Photographed in Galway City Library  exchanging  a book and a rose on World Book Day  are  Grachy Venegas from the village of Santa Perp├Ętua de Mogoda in Catalonia and Gabriel Mannion, Galway City Library.

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