Frankenstein Day 2017: When Is Frankenstein Day? 🗓

When is Frankenstein Day 2017? This year Frankenstein Day is celebrated on a Wednesday, August 30, 2017. In 2018, Frankenstein Day is on Thursday, August 30, 2018.

August 30 is Frankenstein Day. The unofficial holiday celebrates the life and times of English author Mary Shelley who wrote one of the word’s most read monster novel, Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus .

Born on August 30, 1797, Shelley published Frankenstein in 1818 anonymously at the young age of 22.

Countdown to Frankenstein Day date is below, plus holiday history, celebration info, facts and holiday details.

When is Frankenstein Day 2017? This year Frankenstein Day is on Wednesday, August 30, 2017.


Considered to be a predecessor of modern day science fiction, Frankenstein recounts the story of scientist Victor Frankenstein and his experiment that ends with the creation of a human-like creature. In the novel, the creature who is hated and rejected by everyone due to its appearance does not have a name. In popular culture, however, it is mistakenly referred to as Frankenstein after its creator.

Below you will find all the details for Frankenstein Day 2017 including, are banks open, is there mail delivery and related holiday information.

Is Frankenstein Day a federal holiday?

No, Frankenstein Day is not a federal holiday. There are ten annual US federal holidays on the calendar designated by the United States Congress. The following federal holidays are established by law:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. (Third Monday in January).
  • Washington’s Birthday (Third Monday in February)
  • Memorial Day (Last Monday in May)
  • Independence Day (July 4)
  • Labor Day (First Monday in September)
  • Columbus Day (Second Monday in October)
  • Veterans Day (November 11)
  • Thanksgiving Day (Fourth Thursday in November)
  • Christmas Day (December 25)

Is Frankenstein Day a national holiday?

Frankenstein Day is not a national holiday. Unlike many other countries, there are no ‘national holidays’ in the United States because Congress only has constitutional authority to create holidays for federal institutions. Most federal holidays are also observered as state holidays.

Is Frankenstein Day a paid holiday?

No, Frankenstein Day is not a paid holiday. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not require payment for time not worked, such as vacations or holidays (federal or otherwise).

Does the mail run on Frankenstein Day?

Yes, there will be mail delivery on Frankenstein Day. All post offices and federal offices of any kind will be open for the holiday, which means businesses and homes will receive mail. This also counts USPS and Fedex packages. See holiday schedule on USPS and Fedex. The only time mail is not being delivered is on federal holidays, which are listed above.

Are banks open on Frankenstein Day?

Frankenstein Day is a Fun holiday, which means all federal offices, courts and most banks will be open. While most banks are open, some banks can operate on their own schedules, so it may be best to check with your local branches. U.S. stock and bond markets like the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ will be open. Grocery stores and malls are reportedly open.

If your bank is closed, it is still possible to conduct general banking transactions via ATM, online banking or your mobile phone. Apps and websites are running though not all normal functions may be accessed for the holiday.

Are stores open on Frankenstein Day?

On Frankenstein Day, most stores, restaurants, shopping centers, and malls are open. There are no holidays on which all businesses are closed by law. However, some stores may have shortened or extended holiday hours for the day. Stores may be operating on holiday schedule with limited or reduced hours of operation. Some businesses may be closed on in order to give their employees the day off. For restaurants, stores and other establishments specific to your area, you will have to check with the individual business.

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Frankenstein Day 2017

Holiday: Frankenstein Day
Date: August 30, 2017
Weekday: Wednesday
Holiday Type: Fun
Frankenstein Day 2018: Thursday, August 30, 2018
Frankenstein Day 2019: Friday, August 30, 2019
Frankenstein Day 2020: Sunday, August 30, 2020

Fun Holiday Fact

Did you know …that a similar holiday called Frankenstein Friday is celebrated every year on the last Friday in October?

How To Celebrate Frankenstein Day

Pick up a copy of the book and spend the day reading it.

Watch the many TV and film adaptations of the book.

Halloween may be 2 months away, but that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate Frankenstein Day by hosting a Frankenstein themed party. Decorate your venue as a lab, serve green colored food, and bake a cake with Frankenstein’s face on it. Think of this as a dress rehearsal for your Halloween party!

Frankenstein isn’t Mary Shelley’s only literary work. She wrote a number of short stories, travelogues, historical novels, and even a novel, The Last Man that depicted a apocalyptical world. Honor her by reading one of her works.

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