Reading is Funny Day for the year 2022 is celebrated/observed on Saturday, April 1st. There are until the next observance.

Every year on April 1, “World Reading is Funny Day” aims to rekindle a love of reading in the younger generations. Reading has become monotonous and out of date for children due to technological innovation and the introduction of ever-interesting entertainment on TV. As a result, “Reading is Funny Day” is a great opportunity to reintroduce your children to the reading culture by presenting or reading to them a book that will make them laugh.

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📆 When is Reading is Funny Day?

This year, Reading is Funny Day falls on the 1st Saturday in April; in 2024, it is on Monday.

Countdown to Reading is Funny Day


Did you know: Although we cannot count them all, there are around 130 million published books.

📜 History of Reading is Funny Day

The first recordings of jokes date back to 1900 B.C. The “Philogelos,” which translates as “Laughter-Lover,” was the first existing joke book. It comprised 265 jokes written in primitive ancient Greek from the fourth or fifth century A.D. The printing press was invented in 1439 A.D., allowing for more copies of books to be printed. In 1744, John Newbey published “A Little Pretty Pocket-Book,” the first written children’s book.

Since then, many books have been created that might help spark a love of reading in children, ranging from Jon Stone’s “The Monster at the End of this Book” to David Ezra Stein’s “Interrupting Chicken.” The passage of time has supplied us with a huge repertoire of children’s funny books from which to pick the ideal book to spend Reading is Funny Day with your children.

☑️ Facts

The Bible is the most sold book
The Bible is the best-selling book of all time, with at least five billion printed copies sold.

The world’s longest novel
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the longest novel ever written is Marcel Proust’s “Remembrance of Things Past,” which has 9,609,000 characters (including spaces).

The Codex Leicester
The most expensive book in the world is Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Codex Leicester,” which Bill Gates purchased in 1994 for $30.8 million.

The Epic of Gilgamesh
Officials from the government were banished to Egypt.

✨ Things to do on Reading is Funny Day

Read a funny story with or to your kid
The goal of Reading is Fun Day is to encourage youngsters to read. Celebrate by reading a hilarious book to or with your kid.

Visit the library or book store
A trip to the library or bookstore with your youngster might help pique his or her interest in reading. Pay a special visit to the library with your youngster.

Set the pace
Children are more influenced by what they see you do than what you say to them. Aside from purchasing comic books to commemorate Reading Is Funny Day, you may also choose a book to read and invite your child to join you. Children are natural imitators.

📅 Reading is Funny Day Observances

YEAR DATE DAY
2022 April 1 Friday
2023 April 1 Saturday
2024 April 1 Monday
2025 April 1 Tuesday
2026 April 1 Wednesday

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