Everyone who honors this movement joins National Emo Day! It’s time to put on black clothes, grow bangs and think about the meaning of life. A person belonging to this subculture is not just a sad teenager; there is a whole world inside their soul! Is it possible to unravel its mysteries?
The movement originated in the United States in the 1980s. At that time, everyone knew about hardcore punk – its heavy sound and vocals stood out from other musical styles. Fans are sure that the Rites of Spring group is a pioneer of emo, but the musicians themselves refuse these associations. The second notable band is “Embrace”, which gave impetus to the development of emo-core. This is why the subculture deserves its own National Day.
Emo does not have a specific philosophy – they breathe emotions and do not hide their negative or positive manifestations. People in this culture love freedom, advocate peace on the planet, and are avid pacifists. Their image is distinguished by the presence of black and pink colors, various accessories – handbags, scarves, bracelets, badges of their favorite groups, and bright makeup.
Did you know that:
- Emo music is built on the sensual component of experiences that cannot be faked.
- There is a certain romanticization of death in this subculture, but this does not imply a desire to die by one’s own hands – this was an assumption by society.
- Emo is distinguished by romanticism, and their main values are friendship and love.
- One of the popular symbols is the bear. Soft toy with a pink heart with a transverse crack.
How to take part
Show your support for this culture on National Emo Day! Demonstrate that you understand their feelings and emotions. Try dressing out of the ordinary—explore your wardrobe, wear a wig, or style your hair to match. Look at the photos on the Internet and be amazed at the versatility of the style!
When is National Emo Day celebrated in 2023?
National Emo Day is observed on December 19 each year.