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World Outlander Day

Travel back in time and celebrate World Outlander Day with fellow fans - dress up, binge-watch the show, and immerse yourself in the epic story!
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June 1
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Travel through time and celebrate your love for the Outlander series on June 1, also known as World Outlander Day! This day commemorates the release of the first book in the series by author Diana Gabaldon back in 1991. Since then, it has gained a massive following and even spawned a hit TV adaptation. Fans of the series can come together to discuss their favorite characters, plot twists, and swoon over the epic romance between Jamie Fraser and Claire Randall. So grab your kilt or tartan scarf, pour yourself a dram of whisky, and get ready to be transported into the world of Outlander!

History of World Outlander Day

World Outlander Day Dates

World Outlander Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1991</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Outlander's Publication</div><div class='timeline-text'>Diana Gabaldon released the first Outlander book, starting the historical time travel romance series.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2006</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Time Magazine Acknowledgement</div><div class='timeline-text'>Outlander was listed in Time Magazine's "Top 100 Novels Written in English since 1923."</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'>TV Adaptation Launch</div><div class='timeline-text'>Outlander premiered as a television series on Starz, starring Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe as the lead characters.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2015</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First World Outlander Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first World Outlander Day was celebrated worldwide, marking the series' growing cultural impact.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2021</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>30th Anniversary and Ongoing Popularity</div><div class='timeline-text'>Fans celebrated the 30th anniversary of the book series that started it all, and the series continues to gain new fans.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate World Outlander 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'>Host an Outlander-themed party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite your friends over for a party inspired by the hit TV show, Outlander. Decorate your home with Scottish accents, serve traditional Scottish food, and watch a few episodes of the show together.</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'>Visit a Scottish festival or fair</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Check to see if there are any Scottish festivals or fairs happening near you on World Outlander Day. Immerse yourself in Scottish culture and celebrate the day with other Outlander fans.</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'>Take a trip to Scotland</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>If you have always dreamed of visiting Scotland, why not make World Outlander Day the day you finally go? You can visit some of the iconic filming locations from the show and truly experience the magic of Outlander.</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'>Join an online Outlander fan community</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Connect with other Outlander fans online by joining a fan community or participating in a virtual watch party on World Outlander Day. Share your love for the show and bond with others who share the same enthusiasm.</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'>Create Outlander-inspired crafts or recipes</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Get creative and make your own Outlander-inspired crafts or dishes to celebrate the day. From DIY Claire and Jamie Fraser costumes to traditional Scottish dishes like haggis, there are plenty of ways to get crafty in honor of World Outlander Day.</p></div></div>

Why We Love World Outlander 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 our favorite characters and storylines</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>World Outlander Day is all about celebrating the beloved characters and storylines from Diana Gabaldon's book series and its TV adaptation. It gives fans a chance to immerse themselves in their favorite fictional worlds and connect with other like-minded individuals who share their love for the franchise.</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 an opportunity to dress up and participate in themed events</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Many Outlander fans use World Outlander Day as an excuse to dress up as their favorite characters or attend themed events such as book discussions, cosplay contests, or screenings of the show. These activities bring fans together and create a sense of community among those who share a passion for this incredible story.</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 a way to give back to the Outlander community</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Through charity events and fundraisers, World Outlander Day also provides a way for fans to give back to the community. This not only helps support important causes, but it also shows the positive impact that fandom can have in making a difference in the world.</p></div></div>

5 Fascinating Facts for World Outlander 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'>Outlander was initially written as Practice</h3><p class='facts-content'>Author Diana Gabaldon began writing Outlander, not with the intention of getting published, but as a practice for her first novel to learn what it took to write a novel and to decide whether she wanted to become an author.</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'>Outlander Features Real History</h3><p class='facts-content'>The series isn't just fantastical time travel. Gabaldon filled her books with actual historical events, intertwining them seamlessly with the lives of Jamie and Claire.</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'>Outlander Inspired a Tourism Surge in Scotland</h3><p class='facts-content'>The TV show and book series has significantly boosted tourism in Scotland, with fans traveling from all over the world to explore the Scottish landscape that inspired the setting of Outlander.</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'>The Author Made Cameos in the TV Series</h3><p class='facts-content'>Diana Gabaldon has made not one, but two cameo appearances in the TV adaptation of her books. The author played the role of Iona MacTavish in season one and contributed a lines for an episode in season five.</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'>Outlander Has Won Numerous Awards</h3><p class='facts-content'>Both the book series and the TV adaptation have won numerous awards. The TV series, in particular, has won accolades such as the People's Choice Award for Favorite Cable Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show and the Saturn Award for Best Fantasy Television Series.</p></div></div>

World Outlander Day FAQs

When is World Outlander Day?

World Outlander Day is celebrated on June 1 every year. In 2024 World Outlander Day will occur on a Saturday.

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