2020 Daily Holidays that fall on August 8, include:
Bonza Bottler Day
Bullet Journal Day
Celebrate Your Lakes Day - August 8, 2020 (Second Saturday in August)
Dalek Day - (Also on December 21)
Happiness Happens Day
International Cat Day
International Hangover Day - August 8, 2020 (Day after International Beer Day)
Middle Child Day - August 8, 2020 (Second Saturday in August)
National Bowling Day - August 8, 2020 (Second Saturday in August)
National CBD Day
National Dollar Day
National Frozen Custard Day
National Garage Sale Day - August 8, 2020 (Second Saturday in August)
National Model Aviation Day - August 8, 2020 (Second Saturday 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
2020 Weekly Holidays that include August 8, are:
Air Conditioning Appreciation Days - July 3 - August 15
Elvis Week - August 8-16, 2020
Exercise With Your Child Week - August 2-8, 2020
Gallop International Tribal Indian Powwow - July 31 - August 11, 2020
International Assistance Dog Week - August 2-8, 2020 (Starts on First Sunday in August)
International Mathematicians Week - August 1-9
International Tree Climbing Week - August 7-9, 2020
Knights of Columbus Family Week - August 2-8, 2020
National Bargain Hunting Week - August 3-9, 2020
National Button Week - August 1-8, 2020
National Farmers Market Week - August 2-8, 2020 (First Week of August)
National Fraud Awareness Week - August 2-8, 2020 (First Full Week in August)
National Health Center Week - August 2-8, 2020 (First Full Week in August)
National Hobo Week - August 6-9, 2020
National Stop on Red Week - August 2-8, 2020
Single Working Women's Week - August 2-8, 2020 (The Full Week containing August 4, which is Single Working Women's Day)
Twins Day - August 7-9, 2020 (First Full Weekend in August)
2020 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
Summer Olympics - July 24 - August 9, 2020 (Held in Tokyo, Japan)
Sturgis Motorcycle Rally - August 7-16, 2020
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: