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>Where there’s a Will…- #959


…there’s a Miguel.

Both Will Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes died on 23 April.

It all gets a bit confusing, because one was Gregorian and the other Julian (calendar-wise) , but what’s IMPORTANT is that in return for getting red roses from their admirers on said 23 April, sundry señoritas returned the favour with a book.
(Which wasn’t what the admirers were hoping for, but that’s another story…)

Hence World Book Day.


10000 school classes
who illustrate
175000 book covers 
which are then laminated and strung over
39.1 km (which is a world record)
in the park next to Am Römerwall with
3000 kids
in attendance along with various
Local heroes
such as 
Monica Ivancan
whom I’ve never heard of and
Andreas Ivanschitz
who I HAVE heard of – he plays for Mainz 05 – which is where
Klaus Hafner
does the stadium announcements.

They reminded me so much of the strings of tied prayer notes that I saw in Kyoto years ago.

This entry was published on 29 April, 2010 at 11:00. It’s filed under Culture, Mainz and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

3 thoughts on “>Where there’s a Will…- #959

  1. >Hey, this is great! I love the photos. And I had no idea it was World Book Day.

  2. >Are they all postcards? I would love to have some of them.My Pink SaturdayYou Got A Posty ~ PFFTheme Day ~ Statue

  3. >How did I miss World Book Day? You missed Will's birthday this month; would have been an apt post for it.My typical Minnesota summer cold is playing havoc with my visits to favorite blogs. Hope all is well with you. Have a pain-free week-end!PS. Going back to Santa Fe for two weeks in July to housesit for a friend. Whoo-Hoo!!

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