May 21, 2012

Goth Day

World Goth Day is on 22nd May of every year. I put this a day earlier so there’s still time to prepare...

What is Goth Day?
The Goth Day website states that the event is:
"a day where the goth scene gets to celebrate it’s own being, and an opportunity to make it’s presence known to the rest of the world."

And that's exactly what it is. There is no better way to put it. :D

How it started?
World Goth Day is the invention of a small contingent of UK Goth DJs. One May weekend, the BBC broadcasted a radio programme celebrating different genres of music, Goth being one of them. The Goth segment of the programme took place on May 22nd, and these DJs decided that the celebration of Gothness should become an annual event.

What happens on Goth Day?
The website details special World Goth Day events taking place all around the world. You can keep an eye out for events in your area (or if you're a promoter, set up your own). You can get together with your goth friends, go to city all dressed up, go to your local Goth club or bar or if there's no particularly gothic bar near, why not go to "regular" bar?

If you're alone you can go there by yourself (although I personally like to go to a bar with friend). Like all holidays you can also celebrate this on your own. Staying at home is never a bad option! Watch a gothic movie, make a playlist and play music and CDs loud, and for the holiday do a nice make-up even if you're not a goth (try something new, look up pictures from internet, etc.), dress up and if you're wearing corset lace it tight, strike a pose and take pictures and share!!
There are many options (there are more suggestions on the Goth Day website) - what you do that's up to you.

To celebrate Goth Day this year, I have planned that I would head out to a bar with my friend. If I find myself alone I might go a bar for one or two or just have a movie night, baking vegan goodies and listen to good music.

Goth Day Smiley

Spread the word of Goth Day! From the website, you can download all kinds of goodies (such as banners, printable posters, etc.) to spread the word.

** You can find more information from the official World Goth Day Website. ( **

P.S. All profits from Goth Day merch go to the Sophie Lancaster Foundation (

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