August Holidays

One of the August Holidays that I love is National Parks Month.  I'm really looking forward to working on this section, as there are so many gorgeous Parks throughout the United States.


Ryan Storz sitting on the edge at Yosemite

This picture is Leigh's son, Ryan sitting "on the edge" at Yosemite National Park in California. (this picture freaked out his Mom who is very afraid of heights!) I do love the reflection on the water though - this is definitely a very beautiful photo! Photo Credit: Ryan's Wife, Marlene 

Below you will find our listing of August Holidays and Observances, that fall in the month of August. 

NOTE:

  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked below.
  2. If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, we'll include the year as well as the date rule below. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year. 
  3. We hope to have all the August Daily pages completed before August 2019.
  4. If we have made an error, have any incorrect dates, or have left off any Holidays, Observances, or Awareness Days etc, please let us know! Contact Us!

Annual Holidays and Observances
United Nations International Years

Each year, the United Nations chooses a few different topics, or themes that they want all the Countries around the World to focus on. 

In 2024, these are:

  • International Year of Camelids

In 2022, these are:

  • International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture

In 2019, these are:

  • International Year of Indigenous Languages
  • International Year of Moderation
  • International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements 

In 2017, these are:

  • International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

In 2016, these are:

  • International Year of Pulses

In 2015, these are:

  • International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies
  • International Year of Soils

In 2014, these are:

  • International Year of Crystallography
  • International Year of Family Farming
  • International Year of Small Island Developing States
  • International Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

In 2013, these are:

  • International Year of Quinoa
  • International Year of Water Cooperation

In 2012, these are:

  • International Year of Cooperatives
  • International Year of Sustainable Energy for All.


Monthly Holidays and Observances

  • American Adventures Month
  • American Artists Appreciation Month
  • American History Essay Contest
  • American Indian Heritage Month
  • ARRR-Gust: International Pirate Month 
  • Black Business Month
  • Boomers Making a Difference Month
  • Bystander Awareness Month
  • Cataract Awareness Month
  • Celery, Fennel and Cactus Month
  • Child Support Awareness Month
  • Children's Eye Health and Safety Month
  • Children's Vision & Learning Month
  • Family Meals Month
  • Foot Health Month
  • Get Acquainted with Kiwi Fruit Month
  • Get Ready for Kindergarten Month
  • Happiness Happens Month
  • Medic Alert Month
  • Motorsports Awareness Month
  • Mushroom Month
  • National Back to School Month
  • National Breastfeeding Month
  • National Brownies at Brunch Month
  • National Catfish Month
  • National Crayon Collection Month
  • National Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Month
  • National Goat Cheese Month
  • National Golf Month
  • National Health Center Week - August 5-11, 2018
  • National Immunization Awareness Month
  • National Minority Donor Awareness Month
  • National Panini Month
  • National Parks Month
  • National Peach Month
  • National Read-a-Romance Month
  • National Runaway Prevention Month
  • National Sandwich Month
  • National Traffic Awareness Month
  • National Truancy Prevention Month
  • National Water Quality Month
  • National Wellness Month
  • National Win With Civility Month
  • Neurosurgery Outreach Month
  • Onion Month
  • Orange Month
  • Papaya Month
  • Pedestrian Safety Month
  • Psoriasis Awareness Month
  • Rye Month
  • Shop Online for Groceries Month 
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month
  • Stevens Johnson Syndrome Awareness Month
  • Tomboy Tools Month
  • What Will Be Your Legacy Month
  • World Mutt-i-grees Rescue Month 

Weekly Holidays and Observances

  • Air Conditioning Appreciation Days - July 3 - August 15, 2019
  • Be Kind to Humankind Week - August 25-31
  • Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over - Labor Day: August 16 - September 2, 2019; also Winter Enforcement December 13, 2019 - January 1, 2020
  • Eid Al-Adha - Evening of August 10 - Evening of August 11, 2019
  • Elvis Week - August 9-17, 2019
  • Exercise With Your Child Week - August 4-10, 2019
  • Exhibitor Appreciation Week - August 5-9, 2019
  • Feeding Pets of the Homeless Week - August 11-17, 2019 (Second Week in August)
  • Gallop International Tribal Indian Powwow - August 2-11, 2019
  • Happily Married Husband and Wife Week - August 26 - September 1, 2018 (2019 TBD)
  • International Assistance Dog Week - August 4-10, 2019 (Starts on First Sunday in August)
  • International Bat Night(s) - August 24-25, 2019 (Last Full Weekend in August)
  • International Clown Week - August 1-7
  • International Mathematicians Week - August 1-9
  • International Tree Climbing Week - August 9-11, 2019
  • Islamic New Year - Evening of August 30, 2019 - Evening of August 31, 2019
  • Knights of Columbus Family Week - August 4-10, 2019
  • Kool-Aid Day - August 9-11, 2019 (Second Weekend in August)
  • Little League World Series - August 15-25, 2019 (Held in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania)
  • Lollapalooza - August 1-4, 2019
  • Minority Enterprise Development Week - August 18-24
  • National Apple Week - Second Week of August
  • National Aviation Week - August 15-21 (Always during the week of Orville Wright's Birthday on August 19)
  • National Bargain Hunting Week - August 5-11, 2019
  • National Championship Chuckwagon Races - August 24 - September 1, 2019 (Clinton, Arkansas)
  • National Chef's Appreciation Week - August 18-24, 2019 (Third Week in August)
  • National Farmers Market Week - August 4-10, 2019 (First Week of August)
  • National Fraud Awareness Week - August 4-10, 2019 (First Full Week in August)
  • National Health Center Week - August 4-10, 2019 
  • National Hobo Week - August 8-11, 2019
  • National Minority Donor Awareness Week - August 1-7
  • National Motorcycle Week - August 11-17, 2019 (Second Week in August)
  • National Psychic Week - August 5-9, 2019 (First Mon-Fri Week in August)
  • National Resurrect Romance Week - August 11-17, 2019 (Second Full Week in August)
  • National Safe at Home Week - August 26-30, 2019 (Last Mon-Fri Week in August)
  • National Smile Week - Second Week of August
  • National Stop on Red Week - August 4-10, 2019
  • National Sweet Corn Week - August 29 - September 2, 2019
  • Perseid Meteor Showers - August 9-13, 2019 
  • Rock for Life Week - August 4-7
  • Safe + Sound Week - August 12-18, 2019
  • Satchmo Summerfest - August 3-5, 2019 (in New Orleans)
  • Shark Week - August (Specific Dates TBA)
  • Simplify Your Life Week - August 1-7
  • Single Working Women's Week - August 4-10, 2019 (The Full Week containing August 4, which is Single Working Women's Day)
  • Sturgis Motorcycle Rally - August 2-11, 2019
  • Summer Olympics - July 24 - August 9, 2020 (Held in Tokyo, Japan)
  • Tish B'Av - Evening of August 10 - Evening of August 11, 2019
  • Twins Day - August 2-4, 2019 (First Full Weekend in August)
  • U.S. Amateur Golf Week - August 12-18, 2019
  • Weird Contest Week - August 11-17, 2019 (Second Week in August)
  • World Breastfeeding Week - August 1-7 (First Full Week of August)
  • World Police and Fire Games - This is a biennially event held every two years.  Next event will be August 8-18, 2019 in Chengdu, China.
  • World Water Week - August 25-30, 2019


Daily Holidays and Observances

  • DOGust Universal Birthday for Shelter Dogs - August 1
  • Earth Overshoot Day -August 1, 2018 (2019 date will be announced on June 5, 2019)
  • India Pale Ale Beer Day (IPA Day) - August 1, 2019 (First Thursday in August)
  • International Can-It Forward Day - August 1 (Mason Jars)
  • International Childfree Day - August 1
  • Lammas Day - August 1
  • Lughnasa - August 1
  • National Girlfriend's Day - August 1
  • National Minority Donor Awareness Day - August 1
  • National Raspberry Cream Pie Day - August 1
  • Respect for Parents - August 1
  • Rounds Resounding Day - August 1
  • Spider-Man Day - August 1
  • Start Up Day Across America - August 1
  • Statehood Day (Colorado) - August 1
  • U.S. Air Force Day - August 1
  • World Lung Cancer Day - August 1
  • World Scout Scarf Day - August 1
  • World Wide Web Day - August 1
  • Braham Pie Day - August 2, 2019 (First Friday in August)
  • International Beer Day - August 2, 2019 (First Friday in August)
  • National Coloring Book Day - August 2
  • National Ice Cream Sandwich Day - August 2
  • Take a Penny / Leave a Penny Day - August 2
  • Tomboy Tools Day - August 2, 2019 (First Friday in August)
  • Grab Some Nuts Day - August 3
  • International Hangover Day - August 3, 2019 (Day after International Beer Day)
  • Mead Day - August 3, 2019
  • National Disc Golf Day - August 3, 2019
  • National Jamaican Patty Day - August 3, 2019 (First Saturday in August)
  • National Mustard Day - August 3, 2019 (First Saturday in August)
  • National Watermelon Day - August 3
  • Sandcastle Day - August 3, 2019 (First Saturday in August)
  • American Family Day - August 4, 2019
  • Friendship Day - August 4, 2019 (First Sunday in August)
  • National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day - August 4
  • National Doll Day - August 4, 2019 (First Sunday in August)
  • National Kid's Day - August 4, 2019 (First Sunday in August)
  • National Sister's Day - August 4, 2019 (First Sunday in August)
  • Raisin Bran Day - August 4
  • Single Working Woman's Day - August 4
  • Social Security Day - August 4
  • US Coast Guard Birthday (USCG) - August 4
  • National Oyster Day - August 5
  • National Psychic Day - August 5, 2019 (Monday of National Psychic Week)
  • National Underwear Day - August 5
  • Work Like a Dog Day - August 5
  • Hiroshima Day - August 6
  • National Fresh Breath Day - August 6
  • National Night Out - August 6, 2019 (First Tuesday in August)
  • National Root Beer Float Day - August 6 (also August 19)
  • International Albarino Day - August 7, 2019 (First Wednesday in August)
  • National Lighthouse Day - August 7
  • National Raspberries and Cream Day - August 7
  • Particularly Preposterous Packaging Day - August 7
  • Professional Speakers Day - August 7
  • Purple Heart Day - August 7
  • Bonza Bottler Day - August 8
  • Bullet Journal Day - August 8
  • Dalek Day - August 8, 2019 (Also on December 21)
  • Happiness Happens Day - August 8
  • International Cat Day - August 8
  • National Frozen Custard Day - August 8
  • National Zucchini Day - August 8
  • Odie Day - August 8 (Garfield's Friend)
  • Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor's Porch Night - August 8
  • The Date to Create - August 8
  • Universal & International Infinity Day - August 8
  • Wear Your Mothers Jewelry Day - August 8
  • International Day of the World's Indigenous People - August 9
  • National Book Lovers Day - August 9
  • National Rice Pudding Day - August 9
  • Shop Online for Groceries Day - August 9, 2019 (Second Friday in August)
  • Veep Day - August 9
  • International Biodiesel Day - August 10
  • Middle Child Day - August 10, 2019 (Second Saturday in August)
  • National Bowling Day - August 10, 2019 (Second Saturday in August)
  • National Duran Duran Appreciation Day - August 10
  • National Garage Sale Day - August 10, 2019 (Second Saturday in August)
  • National Lazy Day - August 10
  • National Shapewear Day - August 10
  • National S'mores Day - August 10
  • Skyscraper Appreciation Day - August 10
  • Smithsonian Day - August 10
  • Spoil Your Dog Day - August 10
  • World Lion Day - August 10
  • Ingersoll Day - August 11
  • National Hip Hop Day - August 11
  • National Raspberry Tart Day - August 11
  • National Spirit of '45 Day - August 11, 2019 (Second Weekend in August)
  • Presidential Joke Day - August 11
  • Assistance Dog Day - August 12, 2019 (Monday of International Assistance Dog Week)
  • IBM PC Day - August 12
  • International Youth Day - August 12
  • Julienne Fries Day - August 12
  • National Sewing Machine Day - August 12
  • Vinyl Record Day - August 12
  • World Elephant Day - August 12
  • International Lefthander's Day - August 13
  • National Filet Mignon Day - August 13  
  • International Rose' Day - August 14 (Wine!)
  • National Creamsicle Day - August 14
  • National Navajo Code Talkers Day - August 14
  • V-J Day - August 14
  • World Lizard Day - August 14
  • Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - August 15 (Catholic)
  • Chauvin Day - August 15
  • Check the Chip Day - August 15 (Pet Microchips)
  • Julia Child's Birthday - August 15
  • Lemon Meringue Pie Day - August 15
  • National No Spongebob Day - August 15
  • National Relaxation Day - August 15
  • Bennington Battle Day (State of Vermont) - August 16
  • Joe Miller's Joke Day - August 16
  • National Airborne Day - August 16 
  • National Men's Grooming Day - August 16, 2019 (Third Friday in August)
  • National Roller Coaster Day - August 16
  • National Rum Day - August 16
  • Surveillance Day - August 16
  • Clear the Shelters Day - August 17, 2019
  • International Geocaching Day - August 17, 2019 (Third Saturday in August)
  • International Homeless Animals Day - August 17, 2019 (Third Saturday of August)
  • Meaning of "Is" Day - August 17
  • National Black Cat Appreciation Day - August 17
  • National Homeless Animals Day - August 17, 2019 (Third Saturday of August)
  • National Honey Bee Day - August 17, 2019 (Third Saturday in August)
  • National Non Profit Day - August 17
  • National Thrift Shop Day - August 17
  • National Vanilla Custard Day - August 17
  • World Honey Bee Day - August 17, 2019
  • Bad Poetry Day - August 18
  • Birth Control Pills Day - August 18
  • Chef's Appreciation Day - August 18, 2019 (Sunday of Chef's Appreciation Week)
  • God's Preeminence Day - August 18, 2019 (Third Sunday in August)
  • Mail Order Catalog Day - August 18
  • National Badge Ribbon Day - August 18
  • National Fajita Day - August 18
  • National Soft Ice Cream Day - August 18
  • Serendipity Day - August 18
  • Coco Chanel Day - August 19
  • Cupcake Day (For the RSPCA) - August 19, 2019 (Third Monday in August)
  • International Bow Day - August 19
  • International Orangutan Day - August 19
  • National Aviation Day - August 19
  • National Root Beer Float Day - August 19 (also August 6)
  • Potato Day - August 19
  • World Humanitarian Day - August 19
  • World Orangutan Day - August 19
  • World Photography Day - August 19
  • Lemonade Day - August 20
  • National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day - August 20
  • National Radio Day - August 20
  • World Mosquito Day - August 20
  • Brazilian Blowout Day - August 21
  • International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism - August 21
  • Internet Self Care Day - August 21
  • National Medical Dosimetrist Day - August 21, 2019 (Third Wednesday in August)
  • National Pecan Torte Day - August 21
  • National Spumoni Day - August 21
  • Poet's Day - August 21
  • Senior Citizen's Day - August 21
  • Be an Angel Day - August 22
  • Eat a Peach Day  - August 22
  • National Bad Day - August 22
  • National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day - August 22
  • National Tooth Fairy Day - August 22 (Also on February 28)
  • Southern Hemisphere Hoodie Hoo Day - August 22
  • Daffodil Day - August 23, 2019 (Fourth Friday in August in Australia)
  • International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade & it's Abolition - August 23
  • National Ride the Wind Day - August 23
  • National Sponge Cake Day - August 23
  • Valentino Day - August 23
  • World Daffodil Day - August 23, 2019 
  • International Strange Music Day - August 24
  • Knife Day - August 24
  • National Peach Pie Day - August 24
  • National Waffle Day - August 24
  • National Waffle Iron Day - August 24
  • Pluto Demoted Day - August 24
  • Vesuvius Day - August 24
  • Wayzgoose Day - August 24
  • William Wilberforce Day - August 24
  • Founders Day (National Park Service) - August 25
  • Go Topless Day - August 25, 2019 (Sunday closest to Women's Equality Day of August 26th)
  • Kiss and Make Up Day - August 25
  • National Banana Split Day - August 25
  • National Park Service Day - August 25
  • National Second-Hand Wardrobe Day - August 25
  • National Whiskey Sour Day - August 25 (also on August 29th)
  • National Cherry Popsicle Day - August 26
  • National Dog Day - August 26
  • National Toilet Paper Day - August 26
  • National Webmistress Day - August 26
  • Women's Equality Day - August 26
  • Banana Lover's Day - August 27
  • Just Because Day - August 27
  • Lyndon Baines Johnson Day (State of Texas) - August 27
  • National Petroleum Day - August 27
  • National Pots de Creme Day - August 27
  • Slow Art Day - August 27
  • The Duchess Who Wasn't Day - August 27
  • Crackers Over the Keyboard Day - August 28
  • Dream Day - August 28
  • National Bow Tie Day - August 28
  • National Cherry Turnover Day - August 28
  • Race Your Mouse Around the Icons Day - August 28
  • Tug of War Day - August 28, 2019 (Last Wednesday in August)
  • According to Hoyle Day - August 29
  • Chop Suey Day - August 29
  • Individual Rights Day - August 29
  • International Day Against Nuclear Tests - August 29
  • Lemon Juice Day - August 29
  • Marine Corps Reserve Birthday - August 29
  • More Herbs, Less Salt Day - August 29
  • National Sarcoidosis Awareness Day - August 29
  • National Whiskey Sour Day - August 29 (also on August 25th)
  • Radio Commercials Day - August 29
  • Frankenstein Day - August 30
  • International Cabernet Sauvignon Day - August 30
  • International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances - August 30
  • International Whale Shark Day - August 30
  • Muharram (Islamic New Year) - August 30
  • National College Colors Day - August 30, 2019 (First Friday of College School Year)
  • National Grief Awareness Day - August 30
  • National Holistic Pet Day - August 30
  • National Toasted Marshmallow Day - August 30
  • Bacon Day - August 31 (also on December 30)
  • Eat Outside Day - August 31
  • Franchise Appreciation Day - August 31, 2019 (Last Saturday of August)
  • International Bacon Day - August 31, 2019 (Saturday before Labor Day)
  • International Whisk(e)y Day - August 31
  • Love Litigating Lawyers Day - August 31
  • National Cowgirl Day - August 31, 2019 (Saturday of Labor Day Weekend)
  • National Diatomaceous Earth Day - August 31
  • National Matchmaker Day - August 31
  • National Trail Mix Day - August 31
  • Pony Express Day - August 31, 2019 (Last Saturday in August)

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