When is "Frankenstein Monster Day"?
Frankenstein Monster Day is always on October 30th!
Theres more than one Frankenstein Holiday and as a result, a little confusion. We will try and clarify these days the best we can.......
- National Frankenstein Day: is on August 30. This day is in honor of author Mary Wollenstone Shelley who was born on August 30,1797. She wrote the book "Frankenstein "in 1818. This day in in honor of her birth. The way the story goes is like this... "In the summer of 1816, Mary Shelly was 19 years old (some information says 21) and visiting a villa in Switzerland." "Stormy weather forced the guests to stay indoors, so they spent the time reading ghost stories." "One night, Mary was challenged to write her own ghost story - and this became Frankenstein."
- Frankenstein Friday: is the last Friday in October and is a Movable Holiday. Originally, we traced some references back to a website on Frankenberry cereal, which suggests a commercial origin. Our research shows this special day was created by Ron MacCloskey from Westfield, New Jersey in 1997. Our research shows that Ron MacCloskey, the creator of this special day awards "The Franky Award" to someone who has made a significant contribution to the promotion of Frankenstein.
- Frankenstein Monster Day: is always on October 30th. This holiday seems to be all about the Monster Frankenstein himself and many celebrate by wearing the best Frankenstein costumes at parties and compete in the best monster makeup contests.
Origin of this Holiday?
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of all the Frankenstein holidays. This holiday is referred to as a "National" day. However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day. Even though we didn't, this is still a holiday that is publicized to celebrate. So have fun with it and celebrate it!
We did find reference to this holiday on several ECard websites.
What is this Holiday for?
This holiday is for learning all about the history of Frankenstein and celebrate in the holiday by dressing up to look just like Frankenstein the monster.
What type of holiday is this?
This is a National Holiday celebrated in the USA.
About Frankensteins Monster
Frankenstein's monster (or Frankenstein's creature) is a fictional character that first appeared in Mary Shelley's novel, Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus. In the novel, the creature has no name—a symbol of his parentlessness and lack of human sense of self and identity. He does call himself, when speaking to his creator, Victor Frankenstein, the "Adam of your labours". He is also variously referred to as a "creature," "fiend," "the dæmon," "wretch," "zombie," "devil," "being," and "ogre" in the novel.
The monster's namelessness became part of the stage tradition as Mary Shelley's story was adapted into serious and comic plays in London, Paris, and France during the decades after the novel's first appearance. Mary Shelley herself attended a performance of Presumption, the first successful stage adaptation of her novel. "The play bill amused me extremely, for in the list of dramatic personae came, _______ by Mr T. Cooke,” she wrote her friend Leigh Hunt. “This nameless mode of naming the unnameable is rather good.”
Into this vacuum, it is understandable that the name of the creator—Frankenstein—would soon be used to name the creation. That mistake was made within the first decade after the novel was published, but it became cast in concrete after the story was popularized in the famous 1930s Universal film series starring Boris Karloff. The film was based largely on a play by Peggy Webling, performed in London in 1927. Curiously, Webling's Frankenstein actually does give his creature his name. The Universal film reverted to the empty cypher, however: the film's credits list the character Karloff plays as a series of question marks. Nevertheless, the creature soon enough became best known in the popular imagination as "Frankenstein".
How can I Celebrate this holiday?
- Have yourself a Frankenstein Costume Party! - Shop the Frankenstein Costume Store that's packed full of costumes for all ages.
- Blog with us about it! - We have a blog called "Everyday is a Holiday" so visit our pages and tell us about your favorite cleaning day or your favorite cleaner recipe.
- Send Free E-Greeting! - If your ready to get together with your friends don't forget to invite them with these fun Internet Invitations.
Other October 30 holidays around the world
October 30 is the 303rd day of the year (304th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 62 days remaining until the end of the year.
- Calendar of Saints - October 30th is the feast day of the following Roman Catholic Saints: Alonso Rodríguez, St. Artemas, St. Herbert, St. Marcellus the Centurion, St. Saturninus, St. Serapion-
- International Orthopaedic Nurses Day.
- Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Political Repressions in post-Soviet states