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World Bollywood Day

Celebrate World Bollywood Day with the best of music, movies and culture - join us in honoring India's vibrant film industry!
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Introduction

It's time to celebrate the vibrant and colorful world of Bollywood on World Bollywood Day on Sept. 24! This day is dedicated to one of the most influential film industries in the world, which has been entertaining us for decades with its classic musicals, dance numbers, and larger-than-life stories. World Bollywood Day was created to recognize this art form and all of its wonderful contributions to global culture. So dust off your dancing shoes and get ready for a special celebration!

History of World Bollywood Day

World Bollywood Day Dates

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<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1899</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Origins of Indian Cinema</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first short films in India were screened, marking the birth of Indian cinema.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1913</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Indian Feature Film</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first Indian feature film, 'Raja Harishchandra,' directed by Dadasaheb Phalke, was released.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1940s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Golden Age of Indian Cinema</div><div class='timeline-text'>The 1940s marked the beginning of the Golden Age of Indian cinema, featuring social-realist films that focused on the lives of the common people.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1970s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Rise of Bollywood</div><div class='timeline-text'>The term 'Bollywood' was coined, referring to the booming film industry in Mumbai (formerly Bombay).</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1990s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Bollywood Global Recognition</div><div class='timeline-text'>Bollywood gained worldwide attention with several films achieving global distribution and acclaim.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2014</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Inception of World Bollywood Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>World Bollywood Day was established to celebrate the industry's rich history, talent, and cultural impact.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate World Bollywood Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Watch a Bollywood movie</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take the day to watch a classic Bollywood movie. There are so many to choose from, and you can find them streaming on Netflix, YouTube, and other streaming platforms.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Dress up in Bollywood attire</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Put on some traditional Bollywood clothes for the day. Whether it's a sari, churidar, or salwar kameez, there are plenty of options to choose from.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Play a Bollywood trivia game</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Test your knowledge of Bollywood movies, stars, and more by playing a trivia game with friends or family. You can find plenty of free trivia questions online.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Listen to Bollywood music</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Turn up the volume and listen to some classic Bollywood songs. You can find playlists of popular songs on Spotify, Apple Music, and other streaming services.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make a Bollywood themed dinner</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Cook up some traditional Indian dishes for dinner.  Try out recipes for butter chicken, samosas, naan bread, and more.</p></div></div>

Why We Love World Bollywood Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It celebrates Indian culture</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>World Bollywood Day is a celebration of the vibrant and diverse culture of India. From traditional folk tunes to high-energy dance numbers, the music and movies of Bollywood have captivated audiences around the world for decades. On this day, we get to celebrate the songs, cultures and stories of India that make it so special.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It brings people together</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>What could be better than getting together with your friends or family to enjoy some delicious food, celebrate Indian culture and watch a rousing Bollywood movie? World Bollywood Day is a great way to connect with those closest to you and promote unity between different cultures.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>The costumes are amazing</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>One of the best parts of watching a Bollywood film is seeing all the beautiful traditional costumes! Ranging from colorful saris to intricate lehengas, these exquisite outfits make every scene pop with color and vividness. Whether you're dressing up yourself or simply admiring from afar, no one can deny the beauty of Bollywood's fashion!</p></div></div>

5 Sizzling Facts to Celebrate Bollywood Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Bollywood Produces Highest Number of Movies Annually Worldwide</h3><p class='facts-content'>With over 2000 films produced on an annual basis, Bollywood outnumbers Hollywood and other film industries in the number of movies released per year.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Bollywood's International Audience is Massive</h3><p class='facts-content'>Bollywood films are not just popular in India. They also have massive audiences in Africa, the Middle East, and among the South Asian diaspora in North America and the UK.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Many Bollywood Movies are Musical</h3><p class='facts-content'>Most Bollywood movies feature song and dance sequences. These musical numbers are often released before the movie to build anticipation.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Bollywood Has a Long Runtime</h3><p class='facts-content'>Compared to Western cinema, Bollywood movies typically have a longer runtime. The average length of a Bollywood movie is around 3 hours!</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Bollywood's Largest Film Poster is a Guinness Record Holder</h3><p class='facts-content'>The largest film poster in the world, measuring over 51,598 square feet, was created for a Bollywood movie called "Boss." The poster is recognized in the Guinness Book of World Records.</p></div></div>

World Bollywood Day FAQs

When is World Bollywood Day?

World Bollywood Day is celebrated on September 24 every year. In 2024 World Bollywood Day will occur on a Tuesday.

World Bollywood Day Dates

Year
Date
Day

2023

Sep 24

Sunday

2024

Sep 24

Tuesday

2025

Sep 24

Wednesday

2026

Sep 24

Thursday

2027

Sep 24

Friday

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