Reading of Don Quixote
The Third Continuous Reading of Don Quixote in Puerto Rico with a special focus on young students, who will participate in the event using a special version of the novel adapted for young audiences.
World Book Day is a commemoration held worldwide and organized by the UNESCO, which promotes reading, publishing and the protection of intellectual property through copyright. April 23rd was chosen to coincide with the death of Miguel de Cervantes, William Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega. This year also commemorated the 400th anniversary of the second edition of Don Quixote.
In San Juan de Puerto Rico, among other literary events organized that day, are the Continuous Don Quixote Reading in Casa de España and the participation in the XIX continuous reading of Don Quixote at the Circulo de Bellas Artes de Madrid.
Continuous reading of Don Quixote in Casa de España will commemorate the 400th anniversary of the second edition of Don Quixote celebrating five hours of continuous reading adapted for second graders.
Participation in the XIX continuous reading of Don Quixote at the Circulo de Bellas Artes de Madrid is a collaboration conducted annually through the efforts of the Puerto Rican Academy of the Spanish Language. On this day four representatives persons of the Spanish language in Puerto Rico connect directly with the Círculo de Bellas Artes de Madrid from the Teatro de la Universidad del Turabo to read excerpts from the longest novel in Spanish literature.