2023 Daily Holidays that fall on August 13, include:
Gay Uncle's Day - August 13, 2023 (Second Sunday in August)
International Lefthander's Day
Melon Day - August 13, 2023 (Second Sunday in August)
National Filet Mignon Day
National Prosecco Day
National Spirit of '45 Day - August 13, 2023 (Second Sunday in August)
2023 Weekly Holidays that include August 13, are:
Air Conditioning Appreciation Days - July 3 - August 15
Elvis Week - August 10-16, 2023
Feeding Pets of the Homeless Week - August 13-19, 2023 (Second Week in August)
International Tree Climbing Week - August 11-13, 2023
Kool-Aid Day - August 11-13, 2023 (Second Weekend in August)
National Bargain Hunting Week - August 7-13, 2023 (First Monday - Sunday Week in August)
National Hobo Week - August 10-13, 2023
National Resurrect Romance Week - August 13-19, 2023 (Second Full Week in August)
National Smile Week - August 13-19, 2023 (Second Full Week of August)
Perseid Meteor Showers - July 17 - August 24, 2023, will peak on the nights between August 12-13, 2023)
Safe + Sound Week - August 7-13, 2023
2023 Monthly Holidays that include August 13, are:
There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our August Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of August.
A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.
World Festivals and Events (Date Order)
Sturgis Motorcycle Rally - August 4-13, 2023 (Begins 1st Friday in August for 10 Days)
The Astrological Sign for August 13 is Leo.
Birth Flower of the Month
The Birth Flower(s) for the Month of August are:
Gladiolus - Strength, moral integrity, remembrance, infatuation. It blooms in a variety of colors like red, pink, white, yellow and orange. It stands for sincerity and symbolizes strength of character.
The Birthstone(s) for August is:
Peridot which is known for its shimmering yellow-green color and the peace and good luck it brings to its wearer.
1860 - Annie Oakley, American target shooter who starred in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show (d. 1926)
1888 - John Logie Baird, Scottish engineer who invented the television (d. 1946)
1899 - Alfred Hitchcock, English-American director and producer (Rebecca, Psycho, North by Northwest, The Birds) (d. 1980)
1930 - Don Ho, American singer and ukulele player (Tiny Bubbles) (d. 2007)
1951 - Dan Fogelberg, American singer, songwriter (Longer, Leader of the Band) (d. 2007)
1910 - Florence Nightingale, Italian-English nurse who was the founder of modern nursing (b. 1820)
1946 - H.G. Wells, English novelist who is called the father of Science Fiction (b. 1866)
1971 - W.O. Bentley, English race car driver and engineer who founded Bentley Motors Limited (b. 1888)
1991 - James Roosevelt, American General and politician who was the oldest son of US President Franklin D. Roosevelt (b. 1907)
1995 - Mickey Mantle, American baseball player (NY Yankees) and sportscaster (b. 1931)
2004 - Julia Child, American chef, author, cooking teacher and television host (b. 1912)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1943 - Evangelist Billy Graham marries Christian author Ruth Bell in Montreat, North Carolina
Quote of the Day
Change can be hard! It is easy to get in a rut doing the same thing, living the same way, eating the same way (or as much!!!), or acting the same way. Change is often necessary to move forward and become a better person.
We could all learn to spend less and save more, pay off debt and stay debt free, be kinder to our family, friends, and strangers even. We could all learn to give more, whether it is of our time or resources.
We could all accept that as we move through the different phases in life, that change will happen and it helps to go with the flow and learn to accept things that need to change. For example...at some point we should all stop driving as we become senior citizens, and at some point, it's probably not wise to climb up on a ladder. It's okay to rely on others for help when we need to! Change is inevitable!
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
You are probably eating genetically modified food (GMO’s) daily if you: