2021 Daily Holidays that fall on August 25, include:
Founders Day (National Park Service)
Kiss and Make Up Day
National Banana Split Day
National Park Service Day
National Second-Hand Wardrobe Day
National Whiskey Sour Day - (also on August 29th)
Tug of War Day - August 25, 2021 (Last Wednesday in August)
Willing to Lend a Hand Wednesday - August 25, 2021 (Last Wednesday in August)
2021 Weekly Holidays that include August 25, are:
Be Kind to Humankind Week - August 25-31
Brake Safety Week - August 22-28, 2021
Health Unit Coordinators Week - August 23-29
National Composites Week - August 23-27, 2021
National Safe at Home Week - August 23-27, 2021 (Last Mon-Fri Week in August)
World Water Week - August 23-27, 2021
2021 Monthly Holidays that include August 25, 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)
Paralympic Summer Games - August 24 - September 5, 2021
The Astrological Sign for August 25 is Virgo.
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.
1530 - Ivan the Terrible, Russian ruler (d. 1584)
1819 - Allan Pinkerton, Scottish-American detective and spy who founded the Pinkerton National Detective Agency (d. 1884)
1930 - Sean Connery, Scottish actor and producer who played James Bond in seven Bond films
1946 - Rollie Fingers, American baseball player (Oakland A's)
1961 - Billy Ray Cyrus, American singer, songwriter and actor (Achy Breaky Heart)
1964 - Blair Underwood, American actor (L.A. Law)
1987 - Blake Lively, American model and actress (Gossip Girl, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants)
1984 - Truman Capote, American novelist (Breakfast at Tiffany's), playwright and screenwriter (b. 1924)
1988 - Art Rooney, American businessman who founded the Pittsburgh Steelers (b. 1901)
2001 - Aaliyah, American singer and actress (b. 1979)
2009 - Ted Kennedy, American politician (b. 1932)
2012 - Neil Armstrong, American pilot, engineer and astronaut who was the first person to walk on the moon (b. 1930)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1885 - Author Laura Ingalls marries Almonzo James Wilder (Little House on the Prairie)
1928 - Architect Frank Lloyd Wright marries Olga Ivanovna
1994 - Billy Joel's divorce from model Christie Brinkley is final
Quote of the Day
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
The Glycemic Index, is a system that measures the speed at which a particular carbohydrateraises blood sugar, after that food is eaten. Carbohydrate foods are those that contain simple sugars (glucose) and are found in plant foods and milk products.
The rating system is from 0 to 100. Foods that cause a dramatic rise in blood sugar, and quickly absorbed, are given a rating of 70 to 100. Foods that cause a moderate rise in blood sugar, and time to be absorbed are given a 55 to 70 rating. Foods that take the longest time to raise the blood sugar and be absorbed, are given a rating of less than 55. Sugar is given a value of 100, and each food is compared to sugar to receive its rating.
Find out more about the Glycemic Index from Kerry's Healthy Diet Habits Website!
This Day in History
1609 - Galileo Galilei demonstrates his first telescope to Venetian lawmakers
1814 - British troops torch the Library of Congress, United States Treasury, Department of War and other public buildings in Washington
1916 - The United States National Park Service is created
1933 - The Diexi earthquake strikes Mao County in Sichuan, China and kills 9,000 people
1944 - During World War II, Paris is liberated by the Allies
1950 - In order to avoid a railroad strike, U.S. President Harry Truman orders the U.S. Army to seize control of the nation's railroads
1980 - Zimbabwe joins the United Nations
2012 - Voyager 1 spacecraft enters interstellar space as the first man made object
2017 - Category 4 hurricane, Harvey makes landfall in Texas and causes catastrophic flooding through much of eastern Texas, killing 106 and causing $125 billion in damage
This Day in Music
1976 - Boston releases their self-title debut album
1979 - My Sharona by The Knacks hits #1 in the US
1984 - Menudo, the Puerto Rican boy band releases their 16th studio album, Evolucion that introduces their new 12 year old singer Ricky Martin
1998 - The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill is released as Lauryn Hills's first solo album that goes on to become the first hip-hop album to win the Grammy for Album of the Year
2001 - Aaliyah dies in a plane crash after shooting the music video for Rock The Boat in the Bahamas
This Day in Sports
1920 - Swimmer Ethelda Bleibtrey becomes the 1st U.S. woman to win in the Olympics
1968 - Tennis player Arthur Ashe, becomes the 1st African American to win the U.S. Singles championship
1977 - Canadian NHL player Tim Horton is posthumously inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame
1986 - Oakland A's Mark McGwire hits his 1st major league home run
1991 - Track star Carl Lewis runs 100m in 9.86 seconds
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. (organic chemistry) A glycoprotein with anticoagulant properties, found in the saliva of vampire bats.
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