2021 Daily Holidays that fall on August 22, include:
Be an Angel Day
Earth Overshoot Day - August 22, 2020 (2021 TBD)
Eat a Peach Day
National Bad Day
National Bao Day
National Pecan Torte Day
National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day
National Tooth Fairy Day - (Also on February 28)
Never Been Better Day
Raksha Bandhan - August 22, 2021 (Hindu Holiday)
Southern Hemisphere Hoodie Hoo Day
World Plant Milk Day
2021 Weekly Holidays that include August 22, are:
Brake Safety Week - August 22-28, 2021
Minority Enterprise Development Week - August 18-24
Perseid Meteor Showers - July 17 - August 24, 2021
2021 Monthly Holidays that include August 22, 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)
Vivid Sydney - August 6-28, 2021 located in Sydney, Australia is where art, technology, and commerce intersect, and is an event of light, music, and ideas. Featuring outdoor lighting sculptures, cutting edge contemporary music, and the illumination of the Sydney Opera House. Check out our Holidays in Australia page!
Little League World Series - August 18-29, 2021 (Held in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania)
Bay to Breakers Race (San Francisco, CA) - August 22, 2021
The Astrological Sign for August 22 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.
1914 - Connie B. Gay, American businessman who co-founded the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and was the founding President of the Country Music Association (d. 1989)
1934 - Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr., US Army 4-star general (d. 2012)
1939 - Valerie Harper, American actress and singer (The Mary Tyler Moore Show)
1940 - Bill McCartney, American football player and coach and founder of the Promise Keepers men's ministry.
1947 - Cindy Williams, American actress and singer (Laverne & Shirley)
1963 - Tori Amos, American singer, songwriter and pianist
1973 - Kristen Wiig, American comedian, actress, producer, and screenwriter (Saturday Night Live, Bridesmaids)
1647 - Denis Papin, French physicist and mathematician who developed pressure cooking (d. 1712)
1848 - Melville Elijah Stone, American publisher who founded the Chicago Daily News (d. 1929)
1915 - James Hillier, Canadian-American scientist who co-designed the electron microscope (d. 2007)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1848 - Soldier and future U.S. President Ulysses Grant marries Julia Dent
1998 - Journalist Douglas Kennedy (Robert F. Kennedy's youngest son) marries Molly Stark
2011 - Actress Melissa Gilbert (Little House on the Prairie) divorces actor Bruce Boxleitner after 16 years of marriage
Quote of the Day
Valerie Harper was born on this day, August 22, 1939! The older generation (me) will remember her fondly from The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and her spinoff Rhoda, and later on her show titled Valerie!
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
Summer weight loss tips are by far the easiest! Fresh fruit and veggies abound, and the weather beckons you outside to activity! Eating nutrient dense foods that are not calorie laden and adding more movement is a recipe for success.