When is Frankenstein Day? This holiday is always observed on August 30
Today is Frankenstein Day, an August 30 holiday. This day is in honor of author Mary Wollenstone Shelley who was born on August 30,1797. She wrote the book “Frankenstein “in 1818. Amazingly, she was just 21 when she published this monster of a book. This day is in honor of her birth date.
In the book, Doctor Frankenstein created a living monster from body parts of the dead. In his laboratory, he made the monster come to life. Frankenstein is the name given to the monster, named after his creator. Frankenstein’s monster then went on the rampage, terrorizing the community.
How to Participate in Frankenstein Day
- Read Mary Wollenstone Shelley’s Book.
- Watch the movie. Several have been made over the decades.
Other Frankenstein Monster Holidays
There are three known Frankenstein “days”. As a result, there is more than a little confusion. In addition to today’s holiday celebrating the author, we can enjoy two other related holidays. All three holidays are a monster of a day.
Here’s more about the other two:
Frankenstein Friday is the last Friday in October. Originally, we traced some references back to a website on Frankenberry cereal, which suggests a commercial origin. Recently, the creator came forward and told us about this special day that he created. More on Frankenstein Friday.
National Frankenstein Day Google posts this as October 29th. We have not been able to verify that this is a true National Day. Our latest research suggests this day is really Frankenstein Friday.
“The ego is a fascinating monster.” – – Alanis Morrisette
History and Origin of Frankenstein Day
While much is known about the book and the author, we found no information about who created this holiday and why. Perhaps it was Frankenstein himself.
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