Book Lover’s Day steeped in literary history |

Book Lover’s Day steeped in literary history

Daily Staff Report
Second graders Dylan Cunningham, center, and Logan Roth, right, enjoy a book with sixth grader Tommy Travers.

VAIL – At Vail Mountain School, older and younger students interact several times during the year.

One tradition is “Book Lover’s Day,” an event that recognizes a holiday that has been celebrated in Spain since 1714. Commemorating the birth of Miguel de Cervantes, author of “Don Quixote,” and the death of William Shakespeare, which both occurred April 23, book carts and flower carts appear in the plazas of major cities all over Spain where. It is customary to give a book and a flower to someone you care about.

At Vail Mountain School, 11th graders describe this tradition in Spanish to each class. Then, each student, kindergarten through grade 12, receives a book and a flower.

After the ceremony, students tuck into every nook and cranny of the school, and the older students read to their younger schoolmates.

Vail Daily, Vail, Colorado

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