2018 Daily Holidays that fall on August 4, include:
International Hangover Day - August 4, 2018 (Day after International Beer Day)
Mead Day - August 4, 2018
National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day
National Jamaican Patty Day - August 4, 2018 (First Saturday in August)
National Mustard Day - August 4, 2018 (First Saturday in August)
Sandcastle Day - August 4, 2018 (First Saturday in August)
Single Working Woman's Day
US Coast Guard Birthday (USCG)
2018 Weekly Holidays that include August 4, are:
International Clown Week - August 1-7
International Mathematicians Week - August 1-9
International Tree Climbing Week - August 3-5, 2018
National Minority Donor Awareness Week - August 1-7
Rock for Life Week - August 4-7
Satchmo Summerfest - August 2-5, 2018 (in New Orleans)
Simplify Your Life Week - August 1-7
Single Working Women's Week - July 29 - August 4, 2018
Twins Day - August 3-5, 2018 (First Full Weekend in August)
World Breastfeeding Week - August 1-7 (First Full Week of August)
2018 Monthly Holidays that include August 4, 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
Lollapalooza - August 2-5, 2018
Sturgis Motorcycle Rally - August 3-12, 2018
The Astrological Sign for August 4 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.
1701 - Thomas Blackwell, Scottish historian and scholar (d. 1757)
1821 - Louis Vuitton, French fashion designer who founded Louis Vuitton (d. 1892)
1821 - James Springer White, American religious leader who co-founded the Seventh-day Adventist Church (d. 1881)
1900 - Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother of the United Kingdom (d. 2002)
1901 - Louis Armstrong, American jazz trumpeter and singer (d. 1971)
1915 - Warren Avis, American businessman who founded Avis Rent a Car System (d. 2007)
1955 - Billy Bob Thornton, American actor
1875 - Hans Christian Andersen, Danish author and poet (b. 1805)
2014 - James Brady who served as the White House press secretary under President Ronald Reagan
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1757 - American revolution patriot Paul Revere marries Sarah Orne
1782 - Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart marries Constanze Weber in Vienna, Austria
1847 - American novelist Herman Melville (Moby Dick) marries Elizabeth Shaw
1853 - Confederate general Thomas Jackson marries Elinor Junkin
1988 - Actor Kevin Bacon (Footloose) marries actress Kyra Sedgwick
2001 - Actor Pierce Brosnan (Remington Steele, James Bond) marries TV hose and journalist Keely Shaye Smith in Ireland
Quote of the Day
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
Dieting, and food deprivation go together and lead to the failure of most dieting. Dieting says, “If you deprive yourself long enough from the foods you love, you will lose weight.” This is a way of thinking. It has been paired with dieting, because most diets label foods as good or bad. We all have our list of foods that we deny ourselves of and think, “If I deprive myself of these foods, then I will lose weight!” I believe that you must end this food thinking to be successful in weight control. It is learned, and can be unlearned!