Shakespeare Day in the UK

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Many followers and enthusiasts of William Shakespeare, one of England’s greatest poets, celebrate National Shakespeare Day on April 23 each year.

People of England also celebrate St George’s Day on this very day.

William Shakespeare’s works celebrated on this April 23. Shakespeare’s birthday is just an observance and not a public holiday in the UK.

What people do on this day?

Special ceremonies are conducted in Warwickshire, a birth place of William Shakespeare. Thousands of people visit the place to see his plays performed. The Holy Trinity Church’s bells ring out and the Stratford Mayor leads a procession to lay flowers on the great poet’s grave. The procession includes bands, costumed actors & actresses, civic dignitaries, Morris dancers, and the staff of some local schools.

In schools, regular lessons are set aside for pupils to learn about great poet and playwright, his plays, narrative poems and sonnets. Many fans and enthusiasts have campaigned for the parliament in the UK to officially acknowledge national Shakespeare’s Day.

History

Nobody really knows the exact birth date of William Shakespeare. He was baptised on April 26, 1564 and died on April 23, 1616. In his younger ages, he used to attend the Christian Holy Trinity church, the famous limestone cathedral on the banks of Avon River.

He was a literary genius and Britain’s greatest poet and playwright. Much of his work is now seen on some modern-day theatre. His plays have been translated in different languages across the globe.

William Shakespeare’s increasing popularity in modern times is observed by the National Shakespeare Day. This day is supported and observed by many people in the UK, including government ministers.

The Globe Theatre in London was associated with William Shakespeare, which was built in 1599, but later it was destroyed by fire. A second theatre was rebuilt on the same site on the year 1614 and closed in 1642. A modern reconstruction located in London is called “Shakespeare’s Globe”.

Pharmacy Outlet support and commemorates Shakespeare’s Day with the people of United Kingdom!

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