2021 Daily Holidays that fall on August 9, include:
International Coworking Day
International Day of the World's Indigenous People
National Book Lovers Day - August 9 and November 6, 2021 (First Saturday in November)
National Hand Holding Day
National Polka Day
National Rice Pudding Day
Victory Day (State Holiday in Rhode Island) - August 9, 2021 (Second Monday in August)
2021 Weekly Holidays that include August 9, 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
Islamic New Year - Evening of August 9, 2021 - Evening of August 10, 2021
Muharram (Islamic New Year) - Evening of August 9, 2021 to Evening of August 10, 2021
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
Safe + Sound Week - August 9-15, 2021
U.S. Amateur Golf Week - August 9-15, 2021
Weird Contest Week - August 8-14, 2021 (Second Week in August)
2021 Monthly Holidays that include August 9, 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)
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 9 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.
1757 - Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton - humanitarian, wife of Alexander Hamilto (d. 1854)
1944 - Sam Elliott, American actor and producer (Road House, Tombstone, Hulk)
1957 - Melanie Griffith, American actress and producer (Body Double, Working Girl)
1963 - Whitney Houston, American singer, songwriter, producer, and actress (d. 2012)
1967 - Deion Sanders, American football and baseball player
1968 - Gillian Anderson, American-British actress, writer, and activist (The X-Files, Hannibal, The Fall)
1968 - Eric Bana, Australian actor, comedian (Black Hawk Down, Hulk, Troy, Munich, Lone Survivor)
1976 - Jessica Capshaw - American actress (Grey's Anatomy)
1963 - Patrick Bouvier Kennedy, Son of John F. Kennedy (b. 1963)
1969 - Sharon Tate, American model and actress, who was murdered by the Charles Manson family while she was eight and a half months pregnant (b. 1943)
1996 - Frank Whittle, English soldier and engineer who invented the jet engine (b. 1907)
2003 - Gregory Hines, American actor, dancer, and choreographer (The Cotton Club, White Nights) (b. 1946)
2015 - Frank Gifford, American football player, sportscaster, and actor (b. 1930)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1949 - Actor James Stewart marries former model Gloria H. McLean
1958 - Actor Robert Redford marries Lola Van Wagenen
Quote of the Day
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
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