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World Dracula Day

Sink your teeth into the spooky fun of World Dracula Day - dress up, watch classic horror films, and embrace your inner vampire!
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Get ready to sink your teeth into World Dracula Day on May 26, a day dedicated to the infamous and mysterious vampire known as Count Dracula. This holiday originated in Romania, the birthplace of author Bram Stoker who wrote the iconic novel "Dracula" in 1897. Since then, this dark and alluring character has captured the fascination of people all over the world and has been portrayed in various forms of media. So grab some garlic, put on your cape, and join us in celebrating this intriguing figure on World Dracula Day!

History of World Dracula Day

World Dracula Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1897</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Publication of "Dracula"</div><div class='timeline-text'>Irish author Bram Stoker publishes his novel "Dracula," introducing the character Count Dracula.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1922</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>"Nosferatu" Silent Film</div><div class='timeline-text'>The silent film "Nosferatu" directed by F. W. Murnau becomes the first film to unofficially adapt Stoker's "Dracula."</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1931</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Bela Lugosi's Dracula</div><div class='timeline-text'>Bela Lugosi stars as Count Dracula in Universal Pictures' film "Dracula," which becomes iconic in pop culture history.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1958</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>"Dracula" by Hammer Film Productions</div><div class='timeline-text'>Christopher Lee stars as Dracula in Hammer Film Productions' horror film "Dracula," known in the U.S. as "Horror of Dracula".</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1992</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Francis Ford Coppola's "Bram Stoker's Dracula"</div><div class='timeline-text'>Francis Ford Coppola releases his film "Bram Stoker's Dracula," featuring Gary Oldman as the Count.</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'>First World Dracula Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>World Dracula Day is celebrated for the first time, marking the anniversary of the first publication of Stoker's novel.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate World Dracula 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'>Dress up as Dracula</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Get into the spirit of World Dracula Day by dressing up as the iconic vampire himself. Don a cape, some fangs, and maybe even some fake blood for a fun and spooky celebration.</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'>Watch a Dracula movie marathon</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather your friends and family for a movie marathon featuring all of your favorite Dracula films. From classic horror to comedic adaptations, 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'>Visit a haunted location</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take a spooky trip to a real-life location associated with the legend of Dracula, such as Bran Castle in Romania or Whitby Abbey in England. You can even book a tour or attend a special event at these locations on World Dracula Day.</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'>Bake Dracula-inspired treats</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Get creative in the kitchen and bake some delicious treats inspired by the famous vampire. From red velvet cupcakes to bat-shaped cookies, there are endless possibilities for spooky and tasty treats.</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'>Read Dracula by Bram Stoker</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Celebrate World Dracula Day by delving into the original novel that started it all - Dracula by Bram Stoker. You can also read other vampire-themed books or even host a book club discussion on the novel.</p></div></div>

Why We Love World Dracula 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's a celebration of a timeless character</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Dracula has been captivating us for decades with his haunting charisma and supernatural abilities. World Dracula Day is a day to celebrate the iconic vampire and all of the stories that have been inspired by him.</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's a chance to immerse ourselves in gothic culture</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>On World Dracula Day, many enthusiasts dress up as vampires and throw spooky parties or attend events dedicated to the gothic genre. It can be a fun way to delve into this dark genre of literature and film.</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'>It's an opportunity to explore Transylvanian history</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>With Transylvania often being associated with the infamous Count Dracula, World Dracula Day is also a time to learn about its rich history and culture. You may discover new facts about this region that may surprise you!</p></div></div>

5 Unearthed Facts for World Dracula Day

World Dracula Day FAQs

When is World Dracula Day?

World Dracula Day is celebrated on May 26th every year. In 2024, World Dracula Day will fall on a Sunday.

World Dracula Day Dates

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Day

2023

May 26

Friday

2024

May 26

Sunday

2025

May 26

Monday

2026

May 26

Tuesday

2027

May 26

Wednesday

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