Friday, December 16, 2016

Jane Austen Gets Her Own Day

The first Jane Austen Day was celebrated on December 16, 2014.
December 16, 2014 
Born on this day in 1775, author Jane Austen finally got a day named after her in 2014. For years, the Jane Austen Centre has hosted the annual Jane Austen Festival. This year’s celebration includes the unofficial Jane Austen Day as a worldwide social-networked event. Activities include a brunch in Canberra, Australia, a lunch in Nova Scotia and tea in Idaho to name just a few. Austen is responsible for many chick flicks based on her books: "Sense and Sensibility" "Pride and Prejudice," "Emma," "Mansfield Park," "Northanger Abbey" and "Persuasion."