Sylvia Plath Day - October 27
Thu, Oct 27, 2022

Sylvia Plath Day

Sylvia Plath Day is celebrated on October 27 in the United States. The holiday is dedicated to the beautiful American poetess, who made a huge contribution to literature. Today, admirers of his work gather and remember her works. Join and you!


The holiday was founded by Michael Haley, a writer from Massachusetts. He called Sylvia the greatest figure in literature. In fact, her life is an important lesson for all who now remember her. In 2001, the date was officially marked in Northampton. Every year the holiday is supported by more and more people around the world.

Sylvia Plath was born in 1932 in Boston. She spent her childhood in Wellesley with her mother and brother. The first notable event happened when she was 8 years old – the girl’s poem was published in the American daily newspaper in the Boston Herald. Readers liked creativity, so Sylvia began to keep a diary. In college, the girl received an increased scholarship for academic excellence.

Plath wrote poems in college, they appeared in various publications, poetry newspapers. The girl wrote stories that were popular in women’s magazines. She had a turbulent but vibrant life. Unfortunately, the poetess died a tragic death, but her work continues to live to this day.

Interesting facts

Notable points:

  • the father of the poetess was a beekeeper, died of advanced diabetes. Many poems are dedicated to him;
  • Sylvia worked as an intern at Mademoiselle magazine;
  • her husband was also a famous poet;
  • the tombstone of the girl was desecrated more than once by vandals;
  • in her honor, the concept of “depressive poet” appeared in psychology;
  • in her collection of books and for children.

How to celebrate

Read the full story of Sylvia – from infancy to her final days. See what difficulties she faced and how she suffered. Poems reflect her pain, joy, misunderstanding and happiness. Be filled with creativity and publish her works on social networks!

When is Sylvia Plath Day celebrated in 2022?

Sylvia Plath Day is observed on October 27 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Thursday October 27 2022
Friday October 27 2023
Sunday October 27 2024
Monday October 27 2025
Tuesday October 27 2026

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