2021 Daily Holidays that fall on August 31, include:
Bacon Day - August 31 (also on December 30)
Eat Outside Day
International Whisk(e)y Day
Love Litigating Lawyers Day
National Diatomaceous Earth Day
National Matchmaker Day
National Trail Mix Day
Touch a Heart Tuesday - August 31, 2021 (Last Tuesday in August)
We Love Memoirs Day
2021 Weekly Holidays that include August 31, are:
Be Kind to Humankind Week - August 25-31
Health Unit Coordinators Week - August 23-29
International Bat Night(s) - August 27-29, 2021 (Last Full Weekend in August)
2021 Monthly Holidays that include August 31, 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)
Paralympic Summer Games - August 24 - September 5, 2021
National Championship Chuckwagon Races - August 28 - September 4, 2021 (Held in Clinton, Arkansas)
US Open Tennis Championships - August 30 - September 12, 2021
The Astrological Sign for August 31 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.
1870 - Maria Montessori, Italian physician and educator behind the Montessori Method of teaching (d. 1952)
1880 - Wilhelmina, Queen of the Netherlands (d. 1962
1945 - Van Morrison, Northern Irish singer and songwriter
1945 - Bob Welch, American singer and guitarist who was a member of Fleetwood Mac from 1971-1974 before going on to have a successful solo career (Ebony Eyes, Sentimental Lady)
1949 - Richard Gere, American actor and producer (An Officer and a Gentleman, Pretty Woman, Runaway Bride)
1970 - Queen Rania of Jordan
1997 - Diana, Princess of Wales (b. 1961)
2012 - Joe Lewis, American actor and martial artist who has been voted twice as the greatest fighter in karate history
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1940 - Actor Laurence Olivier (Wuthering Heights) marries actress Vivien Leigh (Gone With The Wind)
Quote of the Day
August 31st is We Love Memoirs Day!
I wish I could rewind time and keep a journal of significant events and milestones in my life! It's never too late to start!
My parents are currently 89 and 91 and they have so many amazing stories of their life that will be lost to our future generations once they are gone. It's really important that we work to get them in writing!
I have three grandkids now that I babysit pretty regularly. They are always coming up with cute things that they say! Once I brought down some Cheese Pizza for lunch. Eli took a bite and then said "This is phenomenal pizza! He was four years old...I wondered where in the world did he learn such a big word and how to use it in the right context! I want to have a written documentation of all the interesting things they have said and done over the years! Time to start writing!
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
Americans have been overtaken by the unhealthy diet habit of portion distortion! Everywhere we go foods are large scale, and our waistlines are expanding. We are told that we eat too much and exercise too little! Could it really be that our portions are the cause of the obesity crisis in this country today?