World Goth Day History
World Goth Day seeks to celebrate the goth style and subculture. Goth originated in the United Kingdom in the early 1980s as a culture of gothic rock. It is categorized as part of the 19th-century gothic genre of literature. The typical gothic aesthetic is black attire, dark makeup, and black hair. Themes revolve around horror, death, romance, and general melancholy or sadness. This day aims to celebrate the goth culture by allowing goths the chance to express themselves. It encourages goths everywhere to make themselves known.
World Goth Day was created in 2009 by Goth DJs Cruel Britannia and Martin Oldgoth. It is observed annually on May 22nd.
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