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Three Sapphic Books for World Dracula Day

World Dracula Day

Sink Your Teeth into World Dracula Day!

Get ready to sharpen your fangs, gather your capes, and embrace the dark side as we dive into the fascinating world of vampires! Most importantly, we’ll look at the enigmatic figure that started it all – Count Dracula.

World Dracula Day is celebrated every year on May 26th to commemorate the publication of Bram Stoker’s classic novel, “Dracula,” in 1897. This iconic work of literature inspired countless adaptations, spin-offs, and reinterpretations over the past century.

The Real-Life Inspiration

Real-life figure Vlad III, also known as Vlad the Imapler, inspired the character of Count Dracula. A 15th-century ruler of Wallachia (now part of modern-day Romania), Vlad enjoyed impaling his enemies on long, sharp stakes. His savage reputation earned him the nickname “Dracul,” meaning “Dragon” or “Devil” in Romanian.

The Global Impact of Dracula

Dracula has become a cultural icon, influencing various forms of entertainment and sparking interest in vampire folklore worldwide. From Hollywood films to community theatre productions, the story of Dracula has captivated audiences everywhere. Clearly, Dracula’s fangs leave an indelible mark on our collective imagination!

How to Celebrate World Dracula Day in Style

Here are some fang-tastic ideas to help you get into the spirit of World Dracula Day:

  • Read the original novel: Discover the gripping tale of Count Dracula and his bloodthirsty exploits.
  • Host a vampire-themed movie marathon: Invite friends over for a night of classic vampire films. For example, “Nosferatu,” “Interview with the Vampire,” or the “Twilight” series are classics.
  • Visit Dracula’s Castle: Plan a trip to Bran Castle in Romania, which is often referred to as “Dracula’s Castle” due to its connection to Vlad the Impaler.
  • Attend a local event: Many cities host vampire-themed events or Dracula-inspired plays around May 26th. Check your local listings for details.
  • Consider donating blood: Organizations like The Red Cross help raise awareness about the importance of blood donation and support those in need.

Join the Celebration

Whether you’re a die-hard fan of vampire lore or just enjoy a good scare, there’s something for everyone to enjoy on World Dracula Day. So slip into your finest vampire attire, grab some garlic (just in case), and join the legions of Dracula enthusiasts around the world in celebrating this iconic character and his chilling legacy.

Don’t forget to share your fang-tastic celebrations on social media using the hashtag #WorldDraculaDay!

Today we bring you three sapphic vampire books.

Looking for something else? Try this list of books with characters who are vampires.

Curious what tomorrow’s special day will be?

Make sure to check back each day for your daily calendar trivia, along with more great book recommendations! Any day spent reading sapphic books is a day to be celebrated!

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