2018 Daily Holidays that fall on August 5, include:
American Family Day - August 5, 2018
Friendship Day - August 5, 2018 (First Sunday in August)
National Doll Day - August 5, 2018 (First Sunday in August)
National Kid's Day - August 5, 2018 (First Sunday in August)
National Oyster Day
National Sister's Day - August 5, 2018 (First Sunday in August)
National Underwear Day
Work Like a Dog Day
2018 Weekly Holidays that include August 5, are:
Exercise With Your Child Week - August 5-11, 2018
Gallop International Tribal Indian Powwow - August 5-12, 2018
International Assistance Dog Week - August 5-11, 2018 (Starts on First Sunday in August)
International Clown Week - August 1-7
International Mathematicians Week - August 1-9
International Tree Climbing Week - August 3-5, 2018
Knights of Columbus Family Week - August 5-11, 2018
National Farmers Market Week - August 5-11, 2018 (First Week of August)
National Fraud Awareness Week - August 5-11, 2018 (First Full Week in August)
National Health Center Week - August 5-11, 2018
National Minority Donor Awareness Week - August 1-7
National Stop on Red Week - August 5-11, 2018
Rock for Life Week - August 4-7
Satchmo Summerfest - August 2-5, 2018 (in New Orleans)
Simplify Your Life Week - August 1-7
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 5, 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 5 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.
1930 - Neil Armstron, American pilot, engineer, and astronaut, 1st Moonwalker (Gemini 8, Apollo 11) (d. 2012)
1939 - Princess Irene of the Netherlands
1945 - Loni Anderson, American actress (WKRP in Cincinnati)
1956 - Maureen McCormick, American actress and singer (The Brady Bunch)
1964 - Adam Yauch (MCA), American rapper and director (Beastie Boys) (d. 2012)
1729 - Thomas Newcomen, English engineer who invented the Newcomen steam engine (b. 1664)
1962 - Marilyn Monroe, American model, actress and singer (Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend) (b. 1926)
1984 - Richard Burton, Welsh actor and producer (b. 1925)
1991 - Soichiro Honda, Japanese engineer and businessman who was the CEO & founder of Honda
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1885 - Author Arthur Conan Doyle (creator of Sherlock Holmes) marries Louisa Hawkins
1956 - Actress and singer Shirley Jones marries actor Jack Cassidy
1964 - Film director Mel Brooks marries actress Anne Bancroft
1971 - Singer Donna Summer marries actor Helmuth Sommer
1975 - Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry marries Elissa Jerret
Quote of the Day
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
The personality type diet is a diet developed by Dr. Robert Kushner. He has written a book titled "Dr. Kushner’s Personality Type Diet." The book will show you what attitudes and behaviors could be preventing you from healthy eating, losing weight, and developing healthy diet habits!