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 Storz 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 Storz

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 2017.
  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 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
  • Black Business Month
  • Boomers Making a Difference Month
  • Cataract Awareness Month
  • Celery, Fennel and Cactus 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 Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Month
  • National Goat Cheese Month
  • National Golf Month
  • 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 Win With Civility Month
  • Neurosurgery Outreach Month
  • Onion Month
  • Orange Month
  • Papaya Month
  • Pedestrian Safety Month
  • Psoriasis Awareness Month
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month
  • Stevens Johnson Syndrome Awareness Month
  • What Will Be Your Legacy Month

Weekly Holidays and Observances

  • Be Kind to Humankind Week - August 25-31
  • Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over - August 18 - September 3, 2017
  • Elvis Week - August 11-19, 2017
  • Exercise With Your Child Week - August 6-12, 2017
  • Exhibitor Appreciation Week - August 7-11, 2017
  • Expo 2017 - June 10 - September 10, 2017 (Astona, Kazakhstan)
  • Feeding Pets of the Home Week - August 13-19, 2017 (Second Week in August)
  • Gallop International Tribal Indian Powwow - August 10-14, 2017
  • Happily Married Husband and Wife Week - August 27 - September 2, 2017
  • International Assistance Dog Week - August 6-12, 2017 (Starts on First Sunday in August)
  • International Bat Night(s) - August 25-27, 2017 (Last Full Weekend in August)
  • International Clown Week - August 1-7
  • Knights of Columbus Family Week - August 6-12, 2017
  • Kool-Aid-Day - August 11-12, 2017 (Second Weekend in August)
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery Week - August 30 - September 2, 2017
  • Minority Enterprise Development Week - August 18-24
  • National Apple Week - Second Week of August
  • National Aviation Week - August 15-21, 2017 (Always during the week of Orville Wright's Birthday on August 19)
  • National Bargain Hunting Week - August 7-13, 2017
  • National Chef's Appreciation Week - August 20-26, 2017 (Third Week in August)
  • National Farmers Market Week - August 6-12, 2017 (First Week of August)
  • National Fraud Awareness Week - August 6-12, 2017 (First Full Week in August)
  • National Health Center Week - August 6-12, 2017 
  • National Hobo Week - August 10-13, 2017
  • National Minority Donor Awareness Week - August 1-7
  • National Motorcycle Week - August 13-19, 2017 (Second Week in August)
  • National Psychic Week - August 7-11, 2017 (First Mon-Fri Week in August)
  • National Resurrect Romance Week - August 13-19, 2017 (Second Full Week in August)
  • National Safe at Home Week - August 21-25, 2017 (Last Mon-Fri Week in August)
  • National Smile Week - Second Week of August
  • National Stop on Red Week - August 6-12, 2017
  • North American Organic Brewers Week - August 24-27, 2017
  • Perseid Meteor Showers - August 9-13, 2017
  • Satchmo Summerfest - August 4-6, 2017 (in New Orleans)
  • Shark Week - August (Specific Dates TBA)
  • Simplify Your Life Week - August 1-7
  • Single Working Women's Week - July 30 - August 5, 2017
  • Sturgis Motorcycle Rally - August 7-13, 2017
  • Summer Olympics - July 24 - August 9, 2020 (Held in Tokyo, Japan)
  • Tish B'Av - Evening of July 31 - Evening of August 1, 2017
  • Twins Day - August 4-6, 2017 (First Full Weekend in August)
  • Weird Contest Week - August 7-11, 2017 (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 July 28 - August 6, 2017 in Montreal, Canada and in 2019 it will be held in Chengdu, China.
  • World Water Week - August 27 - September 1, 2017


Daily Holidays and Observances

  • DOGust Universal Birthday for Shelter Dogs - August 1
  • Lughnasa - August 1
  • National Girlfriend's Day - August 1
  • National Minority Donor Awareness Day - August 1
  • National Night Out - August 1, 2017 (First Tuesday in August)
  • National Raspberry Cream Pie Day - August 1
  • Respect for Parents - August 1
  • Rounds Resounding Day - August 1
  • Spider-Man Day - August 1
  • World Scout Scarf Day - August 1
  • National Ice Cream Sandwich Day - August 2
  • India Pale Ale Beer Day - August 3, 2017 (First Thursday in August)
  • Grab Some Nuts Day - August 3
  • National Watermelon Day - August 3
  • Braham Pie Day - August 4, 2017 (First Friday in August)
  • International Beer Day - August 4, 2017 (First Friday in August)
  • National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day - August 4
  • Single Working Woman's Day - August 4
  • Tomboy Tools Day - August 4, 2017 (First Friday in August)
  • US Coast Guard Birthday (USCG) - August 4
  • International Hangover Day - August 5, 2017 (Day after International Beer Day)
  • Mead Day - August 5, 2017
  • National Jamaican Patty Day - August 5, 2017 (First Saturday in August)
  • National Mustard Day - August 5, 2017 (First Saturday in August)
  • National Oyster Day - August 5
  • National Underwear Day - August 5
  • Sandcastle Day - August 5, 2017 (First Saturday in August)
  • Work Like a Dog Day - August 5
  • Friendship Day - August 6, 2017 (First Sunday in August)
  • Hiroshima Day - August 6
  • National Doll Day - August 6, 2017 (First Sunday in August)
  • National Fresh Breath Day - August 6
  • National Kid's Day - August 6, 2017 (First Sunday in August)
  • National Root Beer Float Day - August 6
  • National Sister's Day - August 6, 2017 (First Sunday in August)
  • Assistance Dog Day - August 7, 2017 (Monday of International Assistance Dog Week)
  • National Lighthouse Day - August 7
  • National Psychic Day - August 7, 2017 (Monday of National Psychic Week)
  • 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
  • Earth Over Shoot Day -August 8, 2017 (movable date)
  • Happiness Happens Day - August 8
  • International Cat Day - August 8
  • National Frozen Custard Day - August 8
  • National Zucchini Day - August 8
  • Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor's Porch Night - August 8
  • Universal & International Infinity Day - August 8
  • International Day of the World's Indigenous People - August 9
  • National Rice Pudding Day - August 9
  • Veep Day - August 9
  • International Biodiesel Day - August 10
  • National Duran Duran Appreciation Day - August 10
  • National Lazy Day - August 10
  • National S'mores Day - August 10
  • Smithsonian Day - August 10
  • Spoil Your Dog Day - August 10
  • Ingersoll Day - August 11
  • National Raspberry Tart Day - August 11
  • Shop Online for Groceries Day - August 11, 2017 (Second Friday in August)
  • Worldwide Art Day - August 11, 2017 (movable date)
  • IBM PC Day - August 12
  • International Youth Day - August 12
  • Julienne Fries Day - August 12
  • Middle Child Day - August 12, 2017 (Second Saturday in August)
  • National Bowling Day - August 12, 2017 (Second Saturday in August)
  • National Garage Sale Day - August 12, 2017 (Second Saturday in August)
  • 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
  • National Spirit of '45 Day - August 13, 2017 (Second Sunday in August)
  • 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
  • Julia Child's Birthday - August 15
  • Lemon Meringue Pie Day - August 15
  • National Relaxation Day - August 15
  • Joe Miller's Joke Day - August 16
  • National Airborne Day - August 16 
  • National Medical Dosimetrist Day - August 16, 2017 (Third Wednesday in August)
  • National Rum Day - August 16
  • Meaning of "Is" Day - August 17
  • National Black Cat Appreciation Day - August 17
  • National Thrift Shop Day - August 17
  • National Vanilla Custard Day - August 17
  • Bad Poetry Day - August 18
  • Birth Control Pills Day - August 18
  • Mail Order Catalog Day - August 18
  • National Soft Ice Cream Day - August 18
  • Serendipity Day - August 18
  • International Geocaching Day - August 19, 2017 (Third Saturday in August)
  • International Homeless Animals Day - August 19, 2017 (Third Saturday of August)
  • National Aviation Day - August 19
  • National Homeless Animals Day - August 19, 2017 (Third Saturday of August)
  • National Honey Bee Day - August 19, 2017 (Third Saturday in August)
  • National Men's Grooming Day - August 18, 2017 (Third Friday in August)
  • Potato Day - August 19
  • World Honey Bee Day - August 19, 2017
  • World Humanitarian Day - August 19
  • World Orangutan Day - August 19
  • World Photography Day - August 19
  • Chef's Appreciation Day - August 20, 2017 (Sunday of Chef's Appreciation Week)
  • God's Preeminence Day - August 20, 2017 (Third Sunday in August)
  • Lemonade Day - August 20
  • National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day - August 20
  • World Mosquito Day - August 20
  • Cupcake Day (For the RSPCA) - August 21, 2017 (Third Monday in August)
  • National Pecan Torte 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 Spumoni 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
  • 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
  • International Strange Music Day - August 24
  • National Peach Pie Day - August 24
  • National Waffle Day - August 24
  • Pluto Demoted Day - August 24
  • Vesuvius Day - August 24
  • William Wilberforce Day - August 24
  • Daffodil Day - August 25, 2017 (Fourth Friday in August)
  • Founders Day (National Park Service) - August 25
  • Kiss and Make Up Day - August 25
  • National Banana Split Day - August 25
  • National Second-Hand Wardrobe Day - August 25
  • National Whiskey Sour Day - August 25 (also on August 29th)
  • World Daffodil Day - August 25, 2017 (Last Friday in August)
  • Franchise Appreciation Day - August 26, 2017 (Last Saturday of August)
  • National Cherry Popsicle Day - August 26
  • National Dog Day - August 26
  • Women's Equality Day - August 26
  • Banana Lover's Day - August 27
  • Go Topless Day - August 27, 2017 (Sunday closest to Women's Equality Day of August 26th)
  • Just Because Day - 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
  • According to Hoyle Day - August 29
  • Radio Commercials Day - August 29
  • Chop Suey 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)
  • Frankenstein Day - August 30
  • International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances - August 30
  • International Whale Shark Day - August 30
  • National Holistic Pet Day - August 30
  • National Toasted Marshmallow Day - August 30
  • Tug-of-War Day - August 30, 2017
  • Eat Outside Day - August 31
  • Love Litigating Lawyers Day - August 31
  • National Trail Mix Day - August 31


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August Daily Holidays Detail

Below, you will find a Daily page for each day of August that will have lots of information pertaining to that specific day of the year! (Pages will be linked up as completed)

  • August 9
  • August 10
  • August 11
  • August 12
  • August 13
  • August 14
  • August 15
  • August 16

Happy August Holidays to All...

If you know of any August Holidays, or Observances, that we have left off this list, please contact us, and let us know!  We want to include them all!




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