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National Twilight Zone Day sounds rather mysterious and even a little scary. It’s a day dedicated to one of the world’s first science fiction series called The Twilight Zone.


The Twilight Zone first appeared on television on October 2, 1959. Each episode was dedicated to different fantastic events. Fantasy, drama, suspense, fear accompanied episodes. The series gained popularity, capturing the audience imagination.

Creator, producer, head writer and host was Rod Serling. Series aired on television until 1964. During this period, 156 black-and-white episodes were filmed. Then there was a long break. In 1985, the Twilight Zone aired again. Series ran until 1989. Viewers saw 110 episodes. Each was this time in color. Then there was a break in filming, ending in 2002. From that moment on, mystical episodes came out again. There have been 44 episodes. On April 1, 2019, season 4 of The Twilight Zone was released in the franchise.

How to celebrate

This day many people prefer watching the mystery series. There are other options as well.

  • Play Twilight Zone board games.
  • Throw a themed party.
  • Bake fortune cookies, share with friends, family, colleagues.
  • Organize a photo zone and thematic photography.

When is National Twilight Zone Day celebrated in 2022?

National Twilight Zone Day is observed on May 11 each year.