World Goth Day is one of the most important dates in our calendars! If you’re wondering what it is, well it’s pretty self explanatory – it’s a day when fans of all things gothic, from music to fashion and more, come together to celebrate the goth scene as a whole and make themselves known to the rest of the world!
Originating in the UK in 2009, World Goth Day falls on May 22nd every year and is now celebrated internationally. It began as ‘Goth Day’ – a day when BBC Radio 6 gave some much needed airtime to music from different subcultures, including some of the best goth musicians out there. Goth DJs Cruel Britannia and Martin OldGoth loved the idea so much, they decided to keep the tradition going every year since.
The goth scene is made up of tons of different forms of gothic expression that deserve to be seen and heard, so it’s not just music that’s celebrated on World Goth Day. All aspects of the goth subculture are celebrated, from gothic fashion to music and art, with members of the goth community hosting gothic fashion shows (featuring some of our favourite brands at Attitude Clothing, might we add), art exhibitions featuring work from some of the best gothic artists around, and of course some rockin’ gigs that showcase gothic musicians from big time bands to newbies making their mark on the goth scene.
Many of the event hosts in the UK and Australia have taken on a big hearted approach to World Goth Day by raising money for charities close to the community, including the Sophie Lancaster Foundation – a charity that aims to stop prejudice against subcultures. A highly worthy cause, in our opinion.
So how do you get involved? Well first of all there’s some great events going on around the UK that you can take part in, from London to Newcastle – check out the World Goth Day site for more info. If you can’t get down to join in one of those events – why not start your own! Take over the local radio, shout about World Goth Day from the rooftops, and of course show off your gothic style on the streets – that’s where we can help.
We’re sure you already have a wardrobe packed full of your favourite gothic clothing – but why not treat yourself to something new just for World Goth Day? Here’s some of our favourite gothic clothing picks from our very own Gothic Clothing Collection, perfect for flaunting your gothic style to the world on the 22nd!