2018 Daily Holidays that fall on August 8, include:
Bonza Bottler Day
Happiness Happens Day
International Cat Day
National Frozen Custard Day
National Zucchini Day
Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor's Porch Night
Universal & International Infinity Day
2018 Weekly Holidays that include August 8, are:
Exercise With Your Child Week - August 5-11, 2018
Exhibitor Appreciation Week - August 6-10, 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 Mathematicians Week - August 1-9
Knights of Columbus Family Week - August 5-11, 2018
National Bargain Hunting Week - August 6-12, 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 Psychic Week - August 6-10, 2018 (First Mon-Fri Week in August)
National Stop on Red Week - August 5-11, 2018
2018 Monthly Holidays that include August 8, 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
Sturgis Motorcycle Rally - August 3-12, 2018
The Astrological Sign for August 8 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.
1879 - Bob Smith, American physician and surgeon who co-founded Alcoholics Anonymous (d. 1950)
1930 - Joan Mondale, Wife of US Vice-President Walter Mondale and 32nd Second Lady of the United States from 1977-1981 (d. 2014)
1932 - Mel Tillis, American country singer, songwriter and guitarist
1937 - Dustin Hoffman, American actor, singer, and producer (The Graduate, Tootsie, Rain Man)
1938 - Connie Stevens, American singer and actress (Back to the Beach)
1949 - Keith Carradine, American actor and singer (Young Guns)
1976 - JC Chasez, American singer, songwriter, dancer and actor (*NSYNC)
1976 - Drew Lachey, American singer and actor (98 Degrees)
1981 - Roger Federer, Swiss tennis player
1988 - Princess Beatrice of York
1950 - Fergus McMaster, Australian businessman who founded Quantas (b. 1879)
2005 - Barbara Bel Geddes, American actress (Dallas) and author (b. 1922)
2010 - Patricia Neal, American actress (Breakfast at Tiffany's)
2013 - Karen Black, American actress (Easy Rider), singer, and screenwriter (b. 1939)
2017 - Glen Campbell, American country singer, songwriter, and actor (b. 1936)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1946 - Esta Krakower divorces mobster Bugsy Siegel after 17 years
1993 - California state senator Tom Hayden marries actress Barbara Williams
Quote of the Day
Bob Smith, was an American physician and surgeon who co-founded Alcoholics Anonymous. He was born on August 8, in 1879. Their 12 step program has helped many people over the years.
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
Today, August 8th is National Zucchini Day AND Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor's Porch Night!
Above, is a 14" Zucchini that I got from my garden this year. I had missed seeing it on one of my Zucchini plants, and it got much bigger than the rest of them! I gave half of it to my son and his wife, and I made some Zucchini chips on the grill with part of the half I kept. They were great, but next time, I'll cut them a little thicker. I grated the rest of it, and froze it in 1 cup increments that can be taken out and added to soups, and spaghetti sauces etc as I need it.
It is super easy to grow your own food! I bought Organic Plants for $2.50 each at Whole Foods and they have already saved me so much money! Plus, there is nothing better than picking veggies and using them the same day for your meal!
Here are a few of Kerry's Recipes that use Zucchini: (links go to her Healthy Diet Habits Website: