It’s Groundhog Day, but don’t be surprised if the groundhog pops out holding a book.
That’s because it’s also World Read Aloud Day, a global initiative to inspire youth literacy.
“A non-profit called Lit World started it several years ago and now over 173 countries across the world participate,” Reading is Fundamental President and CEO Alicia Levi told WTOP. “It’s really all about celebrating the power of reading and the sharing of stories. … When the world celebrates on a day to read along, we are thrilled to participate.”