Happy 450th Birthday William Shakespeare from Instagram

Happy birthday William Shakespeare! How will you celebrate turning 450? Instagram is celebrating with a page dedicated to the famous playwright. The page is a display of commemorative photos and videos taken by users across the globe.

In reality, today actually marks the date of Shakespeare’s death as his exact birth date is unknown. What is known is that he was born in April, making this his 450th year of life. Every year a celebration occurs at the end of April in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, to pay tribute Shakespeare’s life and achievements.

Instagram joins in on the festivities this year with some information about the playwright and a few images uploaded with the hashtags “#shakespeare,” “#shakespearebirthplace,” “#stratforduponavon” and more. Check out some of the photos here:

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