Friday, October 30, 2015

Happy Frankenstein Friday!

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Wait ~ what? Frankenstein Friday you say? 

Yes! Frankenstein Friday is celebrated on the last Friday in October and celebrates the birth of Frankenstein and its creator. Frankenstein is one of the best known horror characters dating back to the late 1800's. We can't imagine the Halloween season without the presence of Frankenstein lurking somewhere in the darkness.

Frankenstein was born in 1818 when Mary Wollenstonecraft Shelley, at the age of 21 wrote the story "Frankenstein".

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Okay, there are three known Frankenstein "days', and because of this, a bit of confusion. We have Frankenstein Friday, National Frankenstein Day, and Frankenstein Day. Some explanation...

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.

Frankenstein Friday is the last Friday in October. This special day was created by Ron MacCloskey from Westfield, New Jersey in 1997.  Note: Ron's hometown of Westfield, NJ. is also the hometown of Charles Addams, the New York Times magazine cartoonist who created The Addams Family. So, Ron's interest in Frankenstein comes as no surprise. Ron picked Friday to celebrate this day for the "FR" connection, and because more people can party on Friday than on other night of the week.

National Frankenstein Day Google posts this as October 29th. This has not been verified as a true National Day. Latest research suggests this day is really Frankenstein Friday.

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Frankenstein scrabble tile pendant ~

Are you still confused? Why not celebrate all three days! Need suggestions? How about reading the novel and/or watching a Frankenstein movie?

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