Jimtober: BTS Jimin's birthday month trends worldwide as October 13 draws near

This 'Jimtober,' the billboard on 'Reuters Building' looming over Times Square will have BTS Jimin's face on it on October 13, his official birthday

                            Jimtober: BTS Jimin's birthday month trends worldwide as October 13 draws near
Fans of BTS gear up to wish Jimin for his 27th birthday as they kickstart activities for his birthday projects (@BTS_twt/Instagram)

Fans of BTS have a lot to celebrate as BTS is going to have their first in-person concert since the pandemic started. BTS announced their four-day Los Angeles concert on November 27, 28, and December 1, 2, this year. As fans gear up to try their best to purchase the offline tickets for the shows, fans from outside US, who have no way to attending them, have directed their energies to celebrating BTS Jimin's 27th birthday on October 13.

Jimin is already topping charts with his solo song, 'Filter' that was a part of BTS' 2020 full-length album, 'Map of the Soul 7.' The song 'Filter' has now taken the spot for the eighth-most popular track by BTS members on Spotify. In terms of stream count, 'Filter' achieved 42,754 streams on October 6 making its total 27.74 million streams. This is the fastest BTS solo to reach the level and one of four BTS solo songs to break the 200 million streams record.


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Jimin takes over the World

Fans are not only streaming for Jimin but they are also supporting the idol by participating in birthday projects for BTS' "mochi", a nickname given to Jimin because he has the world's most squishable cheeks. Fans of Jimin took to Twitter to announce how they were going to advertise Jimin's birthday. The billboard on 'Reuters Building' that looms over Times Square in New York will have Jimin's face on it on October 13, 2021.


Not only in the United States, but Jimin-mania has also swept through Asia. His fandom from Pakistan has announced they will install an LED Wave advertisement on his birthday at the Emporium Mall in Pakistan, which is one of the world's largest shopping malls, with about 50,000 daily visitors. Jimin's Japanese fanbase said that they have an ongoing birthday project for Jimin that began on October 6 and will go on up to October 19 at Dorim Vision at Fukushima Station in Osaka while the Korean fanbase for Jimin called 'Dear My Love' will continue with a blood donation drive in the name of Jimin.


South Korea becomes Jimin-land

Not only in terms of birthday advertisements but Jimin of BTS has been named in the 'Hall Of Fame' by Jeonnam Future Education, received an award from 'Red Cross Korea' as well as 'Certificate of Appreciation' from Korean Committee UNICEF all for inspiring his fans to do good deeds and engaging in blood donation drives throughout South Korea and making a positive difference. Jimin's fanbases in Myanmar are also engaging in multiple blood donation drives, making Jimin the 'donation fairy', days ahead of his birthday.


Jimin's South Korean fanbase 'Park Jimin's Gallery' will run a large-scale advertisement at Gangnam Station in Seoul from October 7 to 13. The advertisement can be seen on 135 panels which are 65 inches wide and all have Jimin's face running on them constantly. His fans from South Korea reported that Jimin has taken over many cities in the country as they dub South Korea 'mimi land' or 'Jimin land.'




Other global projects for 'Jimtober'

Fans have been calling the month of October "Jimtober" for many years now as Jimin starts trending all over the world as soon as the month begins. Jimin's Mexican fandom will celebrate his birthday from October 6 to 20 with advertisements at Hapjeong Station, Seoul while another fan group of Jimin will have an electronic billboard advertisement in the Superior Tower of Samsung Station, Seoul on October 13. 

This birthday for Jimin will also see "Happy Birthday Jimin" banners on helicopters that will fly over New York State, USA, and the Golden Coast of Australia. The banner-clad helicopter will fly over the George Washington Bridge in New York to Hudson Park and will pass Liberty Island and Ellis Island, where the Statue of Liberty stands. This event will be held for 3 hours on October 13. While the project for Australia will be seen over Golden Coast which is Australia's holiday resort with a 42 km long beach and bustling cities. The event will be held for 2 hours on the same day. Both projects will start at 10:13 am in local time, (the same time as Jimin's birthday, October 13).

Russian fans have plans to paint Moscow purple on Jimin's birthday. Purple lights will take over Russia's largest, 'Luzhniki Stadium,' and fans of Jimin will be lit up in purple color. This is the first time in 55 years since its establishment that the stadium will see any other color besides Russia's national colors — red, white, and blue. The fanbase that carried out this project, said, "It was very difficult and difficult to proceed with the project in a place managed by the state, but we spared no time and effort for Jimin's birthday and it was possible for Jimin." 


Emperor of Twitter, Jimin 

On October 2, the social media team of Twitter proved that Jimin rules the world of Twitter. In a tweet, they initially said that the month of October was starting. They quickly went back on that and posted a reply to their first tweet saying, "Apparently it is Jimintober (aka Jimtober)" As a result of this, hashtags such as '#HelloJimtober', '#AlwaysWithJimin', '#HappinessIsJimin', '#DanceGogJimin', and '#BusanPrinceJimin' started trending on Twitter as Jimtober still dominates Twitter trends.


When many social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp were down due to server issues the phrase 'JIMIN JIMIN' was trending in 76 countries making it the world's number one phrase with about 1.6 million mentions.

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