National Twilighters Day for the year 2023 is celebrated/observed on Wednesday, September 13th. There are until the next observance.
On September 13, Forks, Washington, celebrates National Twilighters Day. While this festival is unique to Forks, it is part of a much larger worldwide cultural phenomenon spawned by Stephanie Meyer’s “Twilight” book series. Interestingly, when Meyer released the “Twilight” series, it exclusively drew a youthful readership. However, once Summit Productions acquired the rights to the books, they were adapted into films, which were extremely popular and resulted in an unanticipated boom in tourism to Forks, the film’s location. Every year, the residents welcome admirers from all over the world and offer thrilling excursions throughout town that explore the sites Meyer accurately depicts in her books.
📆 When is National Twilighters Day?
This year, National Twilighters Day is on September 13th. It is the 2nd Wednesday in September; in 2024, it is on Friday.
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📜 History of National Twilighters Day
Summit announced in early November 2008 that they had purchased the rights to “New Moon,” “Eclipse,” and “Breaking Dawn,” the final three volumes in Stephenie Meyer’s “Twilight” series. Summit announced the start of production on “Twilight” on November 22, 2008, one day after “New Moon” was released in theaters. However, it was confirmed in early December 2008 that Hardwicke, who directed “Twilight,” will not return to film the sequel. Chris Weitz, who directed “The Golden Compass” and co-directed “American Pie,” was instead chosen to helm “The Twilight Saga: New Moon.” Summit confirmed that they will begin production on “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” before the release of “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” in early 2009. David Slade was chosen as the new director for the third movie in the series.
The films were a big success, and Summit confirmed in April 2010 that a two-part film based on the fourth and final novel in the series would be created. The first installment was released on November 18, 2011, and the second on November 16, 2012, a year later. The “Twilight” film had the largest midnight opening in both the United States and Canada. It grossed an estimated $26.3 million in 3,514 cinemas before expanding to 4,024 more.
☑️ National Twilighters Day facts
✅ She had a different profession in mind
Meyer contemplated becoming a lawyer at first.
✅ A sweet love story
Meyer married a childhood acquaintance she met when she was four years old.
✅ The inspiration for “Twilight”
Meyer got the idea for “Twilight” from a dream she had about a human girl falling in love with a vampire whose bloodlust was very strong.
✨ Things to do on National Twilighters Day
⚡ Visit Forks
Take a tour of the town where the “Twilight” narrative is situated. Learn about the neighborhood, its cuisines, and the locations that served as inspiration for the series.
⚡ Connect with other fans
Locals have built a central hub, which is generally adorned on National Twilighters Day and serves as a primary meeting place for enthusiasts. On September 13, fans can meet in Forks, Washington, for a celebration.
⚡ Rewatch the series
If you can locate the “Twilight” flicks, binge-watch them to relive your youth. Alternatively, if you like books, you may choose one or all of the series’ titles and read them on National Twilighters Day.
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