The German Reading Aloud Day (‘Bundesweiter Vorlesetag’) is the largest reading festival in Germany – initiated by weekly newspaper DIE ZEIT, Stiftung Lesen and Deutsche Bahn Stiftung every year on the third Friday in November.
In 2022, nearly 790.000 readers and listeners participated in the Nationwide Read Aloud Day on November 18th, coming together to make a collective statement in support of reading aloud. Reading sessions were held in kindergartens, schools, homes for senior citizens, multigenerational houses, libraries and other cultural institutions, as well as at unusual locations like museums and in shopping malls. Many celebrities and politicians set examples in strengthening reading culture.
Find out more at www.vorlesetag.de