Batman Day is a global celebration. Picture the most timeless superhero ever — we’re sure you’re picturing Batman and Batman only. Of course, we’re all aware of his epic look, his classic partner Robin, and his ever popular Batmobile.
Because of this, every September 21, we celebrate Batman and the ageless storytelling of his life through comic books and movies. Citizens of Gotham and of the world honor Batman’s legacy on this fun filled day that celebrates a pop culture icon. This day is celebrated across the globe due to Batman’s popularity in TV, film and comics. For 80 years, Batman has gained much popularity as a character who reflects justice for fans all over the world. This Batman Day, let’s celebrate by practicing our own superhero qualities within.
HISTORY OF BATMAN DAY
Batman’s success over the years makes him a household name, but this day is actually celebrated to commemorate his first appearance ever in ‘‘Detective Comic’’ back in 1939. The day was originally in June in its first year, but was moved around a few times until it found its place on September 21.
The first Batman Day was officially on July 23, 2014 to make sure it coincided with Comic Con International in San Diego that year. At Comic Con, Batman’s 75 year anniversary was celebrated through Batman merchandise sales, and participating stores sold Batman stock from four different eras of the protagonist’s career. Classic original to modern design.
In 2015, special Batman publications and merchandise were released especially for Batman Day. From then on, September 21 was ultimately decided as the final date for Batman Day. It was discovered that the popularity of this day compared to other characters such as Wonder Woman and Superman, was the humanistic component. Batman is known to have no super powers though he is in fact viewed as a superhero. His relatability, bravery and pure athleticism over time gained the brand all its hardcore fans over the years.
The Bat signal became known worldwide, as one of the most identifiable images amongst other superhero iconography, making Batman capable of transcending cultures and language throughout the world. For the past five to six years, ‘’Warner Bros’’ and ‘‘DC Entertainment’’ have had Batman Day celebrations memorializing this classic character; This year’s Batman Day is promised to be the biggest and best one yet. This year is also Batman’s 81th anniversary.