National Read Across America Day
National Read Across America Day is celebrated annually on March 2 in the United States of America. It honours the birth anniversary of famous American kids author Dr Seuss. If the March 2nd falls on a weekend, then this day will be celebrated on the closest working day. National Read Across America Day is observed to Motivate and encourage children to read books. This day is not a public holiday, but it is a national observance in the United States of America.
“You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.” – Dr. Seuss.
History of National Read Across America Day
National Education Association (NEA) in May 1997 came up with this idea of creating a day to celebrate reading. The first National Read Across America Day was observed on 2nd March 1998. Encouraging children to read helps them to achieve great success in life. A research says that children who spend a lot of time in reading books will perform better in school. National Education Association sponsors this day and also provides resources needed to children, parents, and teachers for reading. Libraries and schools also play an essential role to promote this day in the United States. National Read Across America Day is also supported by actors, sports stars, politicians, and other celebrities, they support the day by giving reading tasks to young readers, and they also take some time to sit and read to students.
Other Celebrations on March 9
March 9 is also celebrated as
- National Old Stuff Day
- Dr. Seuss Day
- National Banana Cream Pie Day
- National Employee Appreciation Day
- National Dress in Blue Day
- National Salesperson Day
How to Celebrate National Read Across America Day
On National Read Across America Day, participate in the various events organised by NEA if you are in America. If you are living in other parts of the world, then take part in this day by grabbing your favourite book and reading it. On this day also encourage children to read books by getting them a famous children’s book. Post pictures and share your thoughts about your favourite book on this day with others on social media using the hashtag #ReadAcrossAmericaDay.