…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
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
in attendance along with various
whom I’ve never heard of and
who I HAVE heard of – he plays for Mainz 05 – which is where
does the stadium announcements.
They reminded me so much of the strings of tied prayer notes that I saw in Kyoto years ago.