Literary Holidays and Technology-Related Holidays in 2023

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Literary holidays along with technology-related holidays are observed in the U.S.A. unless noted as “international”.

January February March April May June July August September October November December

January’s Literary Holidays and Technology-Related Holidays

National Braille Literacy Month; National Clean Up Your Computer Month

  • 01-– Copyright Law Day
  • 02-– National Science Fiction Day
  • 03– J.R.R. Tolkien Day
  • 8-14– Universal Letter Writing Week 
  • 10– Poetry at Work Day 
  • 16– Book Publishers Day
  • 18– National Thesaurus Day; Winnie the Pooh Day
  • 19– Edgar Allan Poe’s birthday
  • 23– National Handwriting Day
  • 25–Library Shelfie Day
  • 27–Family Literacy Day
  • 30–ALA Youth Media Awards
  • 30 – Feb 6: National Storytelling Week

February’s Literary Holidays and Technology-Related Holidays

National Library Lovers’ Month

  • 01 – World Read Aloud Day; Robin Crusoe Day
  • 04 – Take Your Child to the Library Day
  • 5-11 – Children’s Authors and Illustrators Week
  • 09 – Read in the Bathtub Day: National Cut the Cord Day
  • 13–National Clean Out Your Computer Day; National Internet Friends Day
  • 12-18–Freelance Writers Appreciation Week
  • 14 – International Book Giving Day; Library Lovers Day; Read to Your Child Day; Safer Internet Day
  • 17–Analog to Digital TV Day
  • 18–National Battery Day
  • 20–Clean Out Your Bookcase Day
  • 23–Digital Learning Day
  • 26 – Tell a Fairy Tale Day

March’s Literary Holidays and Technology-Related Holidays

National Reading Month: Small Press Month; Read an E-Book Month

  • 01 – International Hug a Librarian Day
  • 02 – Read Across America Day; Dr. Seuss’s Bithday; World Book Day
  • 04 – National Grammar Day
  • 05-11 – Read an E-book Week; Return Borrowed Books Week
  • 16 – National Freedom of Information Day
  • 19–International Read to Me Day
  • 19-25–World Folktales and Fables Week
  • 20 – World Storytelling Day; Bibliomania Day
  • 21 – World Poetry Day
  • 30 – National Pencil Day

 April’s Literary Holidays and Technology-Related Holidays

National Poetry Month; National School Library

  • 01 – Reading is Funny Day; Edible Book Day; Library Snap Shot Day
  • 01-08–National Robotics Week
  • 02 – International Children’s Book Day; National Children’s Picture Book Day
  • 04 – National School Librarian Day
  • 09 – National Unicorn Day
  • 12 – Drop Everything and Read (D.E.A.R.) Day
  • 13 – National Scrabble Day; Celebrate Teen Literature Day
  • 15 – Rubber Eraser Day; World Art Day
  • 16 – National Librarian Day
  • 17 – International Haiku Poetry Day
  • 18 – National Newspaper Columnists Day
  • 23 – World Book: National E-mail Day
  • 23 – Shakespeare Day; Talk Like Shakespeare Day; World Book Day
  • 23-29 – National Library Week(theme: “There’s More to the Story”)
  • 24 – Congress approved the Library of Congress
  • 25 – National Library Workers Day; National Telephone Day
  • 26 – National Library Outreach Day
  • 27 – National Tell A Story Day; National Poem in Your Pocket Day
  • 28 – Great Poetry Reading Day
  • 29 – Independent Bookstore Day

May’s Literary Holidays and Technology-Related Holidays

Get Caught Reading Month; Short Story Month

  • 01 – Mother Goose Day
  • 02 – International Harry Potter Day
  • 2-8 – Children’s Book Week
  • 03 – World Press Freedom Day
  • 04–World Password Day;
  • 05 – National Cartoonists Day
  • 06 – Free Comic Book Day; National Scrapbook Day
  • 09 – Peter Pan Day
  • 11–National Technology Day; Data Innovation Day
  • 12 – National Limerick Day
  • 16 – National Biographer’s Day
  • 20 – Eliza Doolittle Day
  • 22 – Sherlock Holmes Day
  • 31–National Speak in Complete Sentences Day; Web Designer Day

June’s Literary Holidays and Technology-Related Holidays

Audiobook Appreciation Month; Rainbow Book Month

  • 07–National VCR Day
  • 10 –National Ballpoint Pen Day
  • 19–National Garfield the Cat Day
  • 23 – National Typewriter Day
  • 25–Color TV Day
  • 26–National Barcode Day
  • 30–Social Media Day

July’s Literary Holidays and Technology-Related Holidays

Read an Almanac Month: National Cell Phone Courtesy Month

  • 04–Alice in Wonderland Day
  • 30 – Paperback Book Day
  • 31–Harry Potter’s Birthday

August’s Literary Holidays and Technology-Related Holidays

Romance Awareness Month

  • 01–World Wide Web Day
  • 02 – National Coloring Book Day
  • 05–National Dash Cam Day
  • 09 – Book Lover’s Day
  • 14–Love Your Bookshop Day
  • 18 – National Bad Poetry Day
  • 20–National Radio Day
  • 21 – Poet’s Day
  • 31 – We Love Memoirs Day

September’s Literary Holidays and Technology-Related Holidays

Be Kind to Editors and Writers Month; Library Card Sign-Up Month; National Literacy Month: Read a New Book; Save Your Photos Month

  • 06 – National Read a Book Day
  • 07 – Newspaper Carrier Day; Buy a Book Day: Google Commemoration Day
  • 8 – International Literacy Day
  • 12–National Video Day
  • 14-20 National Coding Week
  • 15–National Online Learning Day
  • 18 – Read an E-book Day
  • 22 – Hobbit Day; Dear Diary Day
  • 23–Education Technology Day
  • 24 – National Punctuation Day
  • 25 – National Comic Book Day
  • 30–International Podcast Day; Save Your Photos Day

October’s Literary Holidays and Technology-Related Holidays

National Book Month; National Reading Group Month; National Cookbook Month; National Medical Librarians Month; Church Library Month: National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

  • 01-7 – Banned Books Week: Mystery Series Week
  • 03–National Techies Day
  • 06 – Mad Hatter Day
  • 11 – Myth and Legends Day
  • 15-21 – National Friends of Libraries Week
  • 16 – Dictionary Day
  • 20 – National Day on Writing
  • 24-31–Global Media and Information Literacy Week
  • 27–Frankenstein Friday
  • 29–National Internet Day
  • 31–Books for Treats Day

November’s Literary Holidays and Technology-Related Holidays

National Family Literacy Month; National Memoir Writing Month; National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo); Picture Book Month

  • 01 – National Family Literacy Day; Author’s Day
  • 02–National Nonfiction Day(UK)
  • 07-13–National Book Award Week
  • 13-17 – National Young Readers Week
  • 16-20–World Nursery Rhyme Week
  • 14 – Young Readers Day
  • 15 – I Love to Write Day
  • 18 – High-Five a Librarian Day
  • 20–Name Your PC Day
  • 19-25–National Bible Week
  • 30–National Computer Security Day

December’s Literary Holidays and Technology-Related Holidays

Spiritual Literacy Month

  • 02–World Computer Literacy Day
  • 04-10–Computer Education Week
  • 07 – Letter Writing Day
  • 10 – Dewey Decimal System Day
  • 21 – Crossword Puzzle Day
  • 21 – National Short Story Day
  • 24 – Jolabokaflod (Iceland’s Yule Book Flood)
  • 28–National Download Day