I’d like to thank everyone who came to HetaDay 2015. Even if the meetup was far, even if it was a busy or inconvenient weekend for you, even if the weather was terrible.
I’d also like to thank those who couldn’t make it to the meetups but celebrated with us in their own ways.
I’m thankful for the HetaDay hosts. They volunteer year in and year out, sacrificing time and money, to make sure we have a blast on that one day.
Thanks to Himaruya-sensei for creating Hetalia, and to the various publishing, production, and distribution companies that make the anime and manga available.
Thank you all, and see you in HetaDay 2016!
The seventh (yes, seventh) Hetalia Day is happening on October 24, 2015* (Saturday).
What started as a suggestion to dress up as Hetalia characters on United Nations Day has grown into an annual Hetalia event run by volunteers and attended by hundreds all over the world. At a HetaDay meetup you can hang out with local fans, cosplay your favorite country, exchange fanart with fellow artists, participate in Hetalia-themed activities, and more!
Hope to see you there!
*Most meetups are scheduled for that day, but some will happen on other weekends of October or November. Be sure to check the actual date at your meetup’s website!
I get this question every year, and the answer to that is “It varies.” The food, the games, the activities are different per meetup.
So let some of our organizers and attendees tell you about their experience. For organizers, maybe the following can help you come up with activities. For possible attendees, maybe these will help you decide finally if you’re going to attend a meetup or not.
The first Hetalia Day was held in 2009, when Hetalia fans from all over gathered to meet with friends they made online through their interest for the comic and anime Hetalia. They planned for the gathering to coincide with United Nations Day (October 24). Since then, this Hetalia “holiday” has been held every year on a weekend towards the end of October.
This year is our sixth year of celebrating Hetalia Day. Come join us for a day filled with fun and friendship!
Find your meetup
There are over a hundred meetups happening in various cities around the world. Click here to find the closest one near you.
In the case that there’s no meetup nearby, you can host your own. Click here for more details. (Please note that those aged 16 and below are not advised to organize public meetups on their own.)
It’s a tradition to send pictures of your local meetup. We want to know Hetalia Day happends around the world! Organizers, make sure that you have a group photo that’ll be on our 2014 album. You can send a short write-up about your meetup too.