World Dracula Day is a worldwide holiday dedicated to Dracula. It is one of the most popular monsters in the world. Shrouded in gothic mystery, the image of the ruler of vampires still excites the minds of people. Some really believe in its existence, others perceive it simply as an artistic image. But all these controversies today completely unnecessary, because the popularity of Count Dracula is always at high marks! The holiday is celebrated annually on May 26.
The history of World Dracula Day begins in 2012, when it was established by the Dracula Society, based in Whitby Abbey, England. The date of the celebration coincides with the release of the novel Dracula, which was published in 1897. The author of the book was the Irish writer Bram Stoker. More than a century has passed since then, but the image of Dracula is firmly entrenched in world culture.
Today there are various festivals and events with a vampire theme, where the actor playing Dracula is always present. The image of this dark prince is collected from many rumors, legends and stories, so he occupies a special place in horror culture. Count Dracula has passed the test of time and is popular among both adults and the new generation.
- Count Dracula really existed. His name was Vlad the Third Tepes (Dracula), who was the ruler of Wallachia from 1448 to 1476. There were always scary rumors about his person (it was said that he was very cruel and bloodthirsty). He also used to eat bread, dipping it in the blood of defeated enemies, which he collected in special bowls. The image of Tepes is considered to be the ancestor of Count Dracula.
- Dracula is the real nickname of Tepes. He got it from his father, who was a member of the Order of the Dragons, and Dracula translates from Romanian as “The Dragon.
- The character of Dracula appeared in various film adaptations more than 30 times.
How to celebrate
Study more information about the real prototype of Count Dracula. Read Stoker’s novel if you haven’t done so before. Watch various horror movies featuring Count Dracula.
Tell people about the holiday on social networks. Ask users if they like Count Dracula or prefer other characters from the horror universe.
When is World Dracula Day celebrated in 2023?
World Dracula Day is observed on May 26 each year.