United Kingdom: A record meeting to pay tribute to “Dracula”

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125 years after the publication of this novel, the world record for the number of vampire disguises has been broken.

On May 26, 2022, participants line up to enter the Whitby Abbey Grounds, ahead of the Guinness World Record attempt at Whitby in the Northeast of England.

On May 26, 2022, participants line up to enter the Whitby Abbey Grounds, ahead of the Guinness World Record attempt at Whitby in the Northeast of England.

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Black hats and pointed beaks: 125 years after the publication of the novel “Dracula”, inspired by this small town in the Northeast of England, the world record for the number of people dressed as vampires was broken on Thursday evening at Whitby.

“With 1369 vampires, we broke the Guinness World Record for dressing like vampires!” That English Heritage tweeted, which now manages the site of the dilapidated Whitby Abbey.

The official dress code was strict, including black shoes, black pants or dress, black cape and canines embedded in the upper teeth. The previous record of 1039 vampires was at Doswell, Virginia (USA). “Dracula” by Irish writer Bram Stoker tells the story of this bloodthirsty figure, first published in 1897, and later led to many adaptations, especially to cinema. The port city of North Yorkshire on the North Sea, which Stoker visited in 1890, provided the setting for his Gothic novel, according to English tradition.

(AFP)

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