Every May 26th is commemorated the World Dracula Day, one of the most iconic horror characters, who has frightened millions of people through the stories and movies in which he has appeared, of which many versions have also been made over the years.
However, few know the history of this character and why he has a commemorative date, so below we will tell you why he is remembered year after year.
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Who is Dracula?
Dracula or Nosferatu is a character created by the Irish novelist Bram Stoker in 1897, based on a real historical character.
The inspiration de Stoker to create his gothic horror novel was Prince Vlad III of Wallachia, originally from Romania. He had the nickname of Vlad the Impaler, because he was very cruel and ruthless towards his opponents and the people who betrayed him, torturing them in the worst possible ways.
It is estimated that there were more than 100 thousand victims impaled in the Romanian forestsinformation that motivated the writer Stoker for the creation of his great literary work “Dracula”connecting his main character, Count Dracula, with vampirism.
It is said that Count Dracula was a ruthless being who turned into a vampire at nightfall, stalking innocent people with the aim of drinking their blood to stay young and survive.
The reason why it was established as World Dracula Day is because the novelist Bram Stoker published the novel “Dracula” on May 26, 1897. However, it is important to note that it is not an official anniversary, but simply became tradition. worldwide among fans of this fearsome character.
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