THAT’S considered a Holiday? Says who? August Holidays


The Monthly Holiday List has become one of the Most Popular Posts on this Blog, so expect to find this list here EVERY Month.

Find all of your August  Holidays, Monthly, Weekly and Daily Below

Wanting to remain trendy and current I took a moment to Google what events were coming up for the rest of the month.

I was stunned to get the list of what some of the  Official Holidays are, you might be surprised too.

As you will see as you read the list some of the things listed make you wonder do they really deserve a day, much less a month?

Who decided they are so special?

Aren’t there other more important things to celebrate?

And how did this list of things get an entire month instead of merely a day or a week.  Is there a committee?

Do you pay to be recognized?

Is it political?

Please please by all means take a moment and read the list and tell me which are your favorites.

August Monthly Holidays

American Adventures Month
American Artists Appreciation Month Link
American Indian Heritage Month Link
American History Essay Contest (8/1 – 12/15)
Black Business Month
Cataract Awareness Month Link
Celery, Fennel and Cactus Month Link
Children’s Eye Health & Safety Month
Children’s Vision & Learning Month
Get Ready for Kindergarten Month
Golf Month Link
Happiness Happens Month Link
Motor Sports Awareness Month
National Catfish Month Link
National Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Month  Link
National Goat Cheese Month Link
National Immunization Awareness Month
National Panini Month  Link
National Minority Donor Awareness Month
National Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month
National Runaway Prevention Month Link
National Truancy Prevention Month Link
National Water Quality Month Link
National Win With Civility Month
Neurosurgery Outreach Month
Orange and Papaya Month Link
Psoriasis Awareness Month Link
What Will Be Your Legacy Month

August Weekly Holidays

*International Clown Week: 1-7 Link
*Simplify Your Life Week: 1-7 Link
*World Breastfeeding Week: 1-7 Link
National Farmers’ Market Week: 4-10 Link
Old Fiddler’s Week: 4-10
*Rock for Life Week: 4-7 Link
Assistance Dog Week: 4-10  Link (Second Week That Starts on the First Sunday)
Knights of Columbus Family Week: 4-10
National Resurrect Romance Week: 4-10 (2nd  Full Week)
Exercise With Your Child Week: 4-10
National Fraud Awareness Week: 4-10 Link
(This is sponsored by the FCC and has to do with phone & mail fraud.)
Single Working Women’s Week: 4-10 Link (Week always has the 4th in it)
Exhibitor Appreciation Week: 5-9
Intimate Apparel Week: 5-9 (Feb. 4-8, May 6-10, Aug. 5-9, Nov. 4-8)
National Bargain Hunting Week: 5-11  (First Mon.-Sun Week)
Psychic Week: 5-9 Link (First full week)
Sturgis Rally: 5-11
National Hobo Week: 8-11
Elvis Week: 10-16
Feeding Pets of the Homeless Week: 11-17 Link  (Always 2nd Week)
Weird Contest Week: 11-17 (Second Week)
*National Aviation Week: 15-21  (Always week of Orville Wright’s Birthday on  19th)
Little League Baseball World Series: 18-24
Minority Enterprise Development Week: 18-24
*Be Kind To Humankind Week: 25-31
National Safe at Home Week: 26-30 (Last M-F Week)

August Daily Holidays
NOTE:  An * in front of the day means that the observance is on the same date every year regardless of the day it falls on.

*Girlfriend’s Day: 1
*Lughnasa – 1 Link
*National Minority Donor Awareness Day: 1
*Respect For Parents: 1
*Rounds Resounding Day: 1
*Spiderman Day: 1
*US Air Force Day: 1 Link
*World Wide Web Day: 1
*World Scout Scarf Day: 1
International Beer Day: 2  Link
*India Pale Ale Beer Day: 2 Link
Satchmo Days: 2-4
Braham Pie Day: 3 (First Friday)
International Tree Climbing Days: 3-7  Link  (First Weekend)
National Mustard Day: 3 (First Saturday)
* Watermelon Day: 3 Link
*Coast Guard Day: 4
*National Chocolate Chip Day: 4 Link
*Single Working Women’s Day: 4
*Social Security Day: 4
Friendship Day: 4 (First Sunday) Link
National Doll Day: 4  (First Sunday) Link
National Kids’ Day: 4 (First Sunday) Link
Sister’s Day: 4 (First Sunday)
Assistance Dog Day: 5 Link  (Monday of Assistance Dog Week)
*International Beer Day: 5  Link
*National Oyster Day: 5  Link
*National Underwear Day: 5 Link
*Hiroshima Day: 6
*National Fresh Breath (Halitosis)  Day: 6
National Root Beer Float Day: 6 Link  (See also August 19.)
National Night Out: 6 (First Tuesday)
*Lighthouse Day: 7  Link
*Particularly Preposterous Packaging Day: 7
*Professional Speakers Day: 7
*Purple Heart Day: 7
Eid-Al Fitr: 8
*The Date to Create: 8
*Happiness Happens Day: 8
*Odie Day: 8 (Garfield’s pal)
*Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Night: 8
Kool-Aid Day: 9-11 Link  (Always 2nd weekend)
*International Day of The World’s Indigenous People: 9
*Veep Day: 9
Worldwide Art Day: 9 Link
*National Duran Duran Appreciation Day: 10
National Garage Sale Day: 10 (2nd Saturday)
*Skyscraper Appreciation Day: 10  Link
*Smithsonian Day: 10
*S’mores Day: 10 Link
*Ingersoll Day: 11
*IBM PC Day: 12
*International Youth Day: 12
*Sewing Machine Day: 12
*Vinyl Record Day: 12
*International Lefthander’s Day: 13  Link
*National Navajo Code Talkers Day: 14
*V-J Day: 14
*Best Friends Day: 15
*Chauvin Day: 15
*National Relaxation Day: 15
Hug Your Boss Day: 16 Link  (3rd Friday)
*Joe Miller’s Joke Day: 16
Men’s Grooming Day: 16 Link  (3rd Friday)
*National Airborne Day: 16  Link
International Geocaching Day: 17 (3rd Saturday)
International Homeless Animals Day: 17 (Third Saturday)
*Meaning of “Is” Day: 17
*National Thrift Shop Day: 17 Link
*Bad Poetry Day: 18
*Birth Control Pills Day: 18
God’s Preeminence Day: 18 Link (Third Sunday)
*Mail Order Catalog Day: 18
*Serendipity Day: 18
(World) Daffodil Day: 18 Link
*Aviation Day: 19
*World Humanitarian Day: 19 Link  (Different than Humanitarian Day on 1/15)
Cupcake Day: 19 Link  (Third Monday)
Earth Over Shoot Day or Ecological Debt Day: 21 Link
National Medical Dosimetrist Day: 21 Link  (Third Wednesday)
*Poet’s Day: 21
*Senior Citizen’s Day: 21 Link
*Southern Hemisphere Hoodie Hoo Day: 22
*Be An Angel Day: 22
*Day For The Remembrance of The Slave Trade & Its Abolition: 23
*Valentino Day: 23
*Pluto Demoted Day: 24
*Vesuvius Day: 24
William Wilberforce Day: 24
*National Waffle Day: 24 Link
International Bat Night: 24-25  (Last Full Weekend)
*Founders Day: 25  (National Park Service)
Go Topless Day: 25 Link  (Last Sunday)
*Kiss and Make Up Day: 25
*National Second-hand Wardrobe Day: 25
*National Whiskey Sour Day: 25 Link  (Also observed on 29th)
*National Dog Day: 26 Link
*Women’s Equality Day: 26
*Slow Art Day: 27 Link
*The Duchess Who Wasn’t Day: 27
*Race Your Mouse Around the Icons Day: 28
*Radio Commercials Day: 28
*Crackers Over The Keyboard Day: 28
*According to Hoyle Day: 29
*Individual Rights Day: 29 Link
*International Day Against Nuclear Tests: 29
*More Herbs, Less Salt Day: 29
*National Sarcoidosis Awareness Day: 29
*National Whiskey Sour Day: 29 Link  (Also observed on 25th)
XIV Paralympics Games: 29-9/9
*National Holistic Pet Day: 30
*National Toasted Marshmallow Day: 30  Link
Franchise Appreciation Day: 31 (Saturday of Labor Day weekend) Link
*Love Litigating Lawyers Day: 31

See The Rest of the Months

January Holidays

February Holidays

March Holidays

April Holidays

May Holidays

June Holidays

July Holidays

August Holidays

September Holidays

October Holidays

November Holidays

December Holidays

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