2021 Daily Holidays that fall on August 8, include:
Bonza Bottler Day
Bullet Journal Day
Dalek Day - (Also on December 21)
Gay Uncle's Day - August 8, 2021 (Second Sunday in August)
Happiness Happens Day
International Cat Day
Melon Day - August 8, 2021 (Second Sunday in August)
National CBD Day
National Dollar Day
National Frozen Custard Day
National Spirit of '45 Day - August 8, 2021 (Second Sunday in August)
National Zucchini Day
Odie Day - (Garfield's Friend)
Scottish Wildcat Day
Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor's Porch Night
The Date to Create
Universal & International Infinity Day
Wear Your Mothers Jewelry Day
2021 Weekly Holidays that include August 8, are:
Air Conditioning Appreciation Days - July 3 - August 15
Feeding Pets of the Homeless Week - August 8-14, 2021 (Second Week in August)
Gallop Inter-Tribal Indian Powwow - July 30 - August 10, 2021
International Mathematicians Week - August 1-9
National Motorcycle Week - August 8-14, 2021 (Second Week in August)
National Resurrect Romance Week - August 8-14, 2021 (Second Full Week in August)
Perseid Meteor Showers - July 17 - August 24, 2021
Twins Day - August 6-8, 2021 (First Full Weekend in August)
Weird Contest Week - August 8-14, 2021 (Second Week in August)
2021 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 (Date Order)
Summer Olympics - July 23 - August 8, 2021 (Held in Tokyo, Japan)
World Police and Fire Games - This is a biennially event held every two years. Next event will be July 30 - August 8, 2021 and held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Sturgis Motorcycle Rally - August 6-15, 2021
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!
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: