Frankenstein Day -By Katrina Sosnowski
Happy October everyone!
I know we are all excited for Halloween, but did you know there is another day to celebrate this month? The last Friday in October is Frankenstein Friday! Here are some fun facts about this special day;
The Origin of Frankenstein Day:
This special day was created by Ron MacCloskey from Westfield, New Jersey in 1997.
Frankenstein Friday celebrates he birth of Frankenstein and its creator. Frankenstein is one of the best-known horror characters, dating back to the 1800’s. I 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”.
Frankenstein’s Mother: Mary Wollenstone Shelley
Frankenstein’s Father: Boris Karloff
To celebrate this day, you can read the novel, or see a Frankenstein movie.
Ron MacCloskey, the creator of this special day, awards “The Franky” each year to someone who has made a significant contribution to the promotion of Frankenstein. Maybe next year, you will receive the coveted “Franky” award.
I know we will be celebrating Frankenstein day at my house this year, how about you?
Katrina Sosnowski is proprietor of Gothbunny Gifts that scare and sparkle. Check out her artist page to find links to her shops and her fine sculpted jewelry and gifts. Visit again next month for more from HAB members contributing to the Spooks Gazette.