Tuesday, June 28, 2011

World Goth Day

World Goth Day originally started in the UK. BBC 6 was looking at a number of music subcultures on May 22nd 2009, two goth DJs got together DJ Cruel Britannia and Martin OldGoth and organised an event. It was decided that May 22nd would be the day when this event would be held regularly.

The tradition continued and spread outside the UK.

World Goth Day celebrates the sub cultural aspects of the Goth subculture, including fashion, music and art. Many of the events feature local Goth bands, and some have taken on a charity aspect, supporting the Sophie Lancaster Foundation, a charity that combat and prejudice and hatred against members of subcultures.

The event has seen celebrations all around the world, including in Australia, the UK, the US, Singapore, South Africa.
Great article on World Goth Day here: