Ben Franklin Day - January 17
Wed, Jan 17, 2024

Ben Franklin Day

Ben Franklin Day is an annual American holiday dedicated to Benjamin Franklin. This great man played a fundamental role in the creation of the United States. You can easily see his image today on $100 bills. His date of birth is chosen as the date of celebration – the holiday is celebrated annually on January 17th.


Benjamin Franklin was a very versatile man. His contribution to the development of the United States is difficult to overestimate. He was an inventor, devoted time to science, was engaged in authorship, took an active part in politics and even composed music. Talking about his achievements, one should definitely highlight the creation of a lightning rod in 1752. Now it has become possible to protect your house from lightning strikes during a thunderstorm. In the 1740s, he produced scholarly pamphlets that would prove to be very useful in founding the American Philosophical Society.

Franklin paid great attention to the development of society. In 1731 he created the Library Company of Philadelphia and also played a significant role in the founding of the University of Pennsylvania.

In 1770, Benjamin became the first US ambassador to France. The creation and signing of the Declaration of Independence, one of the main documents of the country, was also not without his participation.

Interesting facts

  • Franklin had a worked schedule for the day. There were two working periods: from 10 am to 12 am and from 2 pm to 6 pm. The interval between them he devoted to lunch and the performance of small, easy tasks.
  • Benjamin made a list of 13 virtues, following which you can improve your life.
  • Franklin invented the glass harmonica, which was appreciated by Mozart, Beethoven and other composers.

How to celebrate

Learn more interesting information about this figure in Ben Franklin Day. You can visit the library and read his works. If lectures and various events dedicated to the life and work of this person are held on this day, then you can go to them.

Tell about the holiday on social networks. Chat with other users, discuss the best achievements of Franklin in your opinion.

When is Ben Franklin Day celebrated in 2024?

Ben Franklin Day is observed on January 17 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Wednesday January 17 2024
Friday January 17 2025
Saturday January 17 2026
Sunday January 17 2027

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