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2014
Bizarre, Crazy, Silly, Unknown Holidays & Observances

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August is pretty dull. It has no official holiday.  Features in the past are now out-dated.

History of the World Eskimo Olympics and Cartoon
(
Sometimes this is in August. Or it starts in July and goes into August. We put it in both months..)

History of Ramadan and Cartoon Fun

History of the Crow Fair (Powwow) + Cartoon Fun!
History of the Eagle Dance + Cartoon Fun!
History of the Hopi Flute Ceremony
History of the Hopi Snake Dance
History of the Navajo Code Talkers
(Part of our Patriotic pages. But we put it here also due to August 14th)

If you want "On This Day" in History information, go to The History Channel!
 They've got the best resource on the net.
Want to know if anyone famous was born today? Visit Famous Birthdays!
A great source of  past Song Hit of The Day is Bob Dearborn's Disc Jockey site.
Just log in any day on a search engine, and Wikipedia tells you both birthdays, events, etc. for it.

Because dates are tentative and also change a lot, I'm not going to  list the Indian Tribal Gatherings per month.
 But, here's a link to all the Indian  PowWows for the entire year!


Thanks to Kathy Rivers for informing me about Lughnasa.
Thanks  to Tiffany Hider for letting me know about the other "Waffle Day".
Thanks to Pat Bohn for letting me know about International Clown Week.
Special thanks to Sonjia Bradshaw for letting me know about A LOT of observances!
Special thanks to Elaine Carter for letting me know about Simplify Your Life Week.
Special thanks to Carolyn Atkins for letting me know about International Left-Hander's Day
Special thanks to Tanya Webb for letting me know about US Air Force Day
Thanks to Sheila Wommack for letting me know about Lighthouse Day, Senior Citizen's Day.
Thanks to Jeff Wieland for letting me know about Psoriasis Awareness Month.
Thanks to Genevieve Frederick for letting me know about Feeding Pets of the Homeless Week.
Thanks to Mark Benz for letting me know about National Farmers' Market Week.
Thanks to Robert Smith for letting me know about Daffodil Day.
Thanks to Laura Arrick for letting me know that National Inventors Month moved to May.
Thanks to James Johnson for letting me know about God's Preeminence Day.
Thanks to Thuy Nguyen for letting me know about Franchise Appreciation Day.
Thanks to Dr. Tom Stevens for letting me know about Skyscraper Appreciation Day and Individual Rights Day.
Thanks to Eli Jones for letting me know about Dalek Day.
Thanks to Rick Roberti for letting me know about International Cat Day.
Thanks to Dave Fairchild for letting me know about Middle Child Day.
Thanks to Marla Wieringa for letting me know about College Colors Day.
Thanks to Justin Deering for letting me know about International Overdose Awareness Day, National Breastfeeding Month,
Child Support Awareness Month, Stop on Red Week, International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances,
Take Your Cat To The Vet Day, Wayzgoose Day.
Thanks to Angie Abrams & Shaun Millington for letting me know about Mead Day.

 

 August Monthly Observances

American Adventures Month
American Artists Appreciation Month
Link
American Indian Heritage Month
Link  (See also November)
American History Essay Contest
(8/1 - 12/15) 
Black Business Month
Bystander Awareness Month

Children's Eye Health & Safety Month
Child Support Awareness Month
Link
Children's Vision & Learning Month
Get Ready for Kindergarten Month
Happiness Happens Month
Link
Motor Sports Awareness Month
National Breastfeeding Month
Link
National Catfish Month
Link
National Goat Cheese Month Link
National Immunization Awareness Month
Link
National Panini Month 
Link
National Minority Donor Awareness Month
National Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month
National Traffic Awareness Month
National Truancy Prevention Month
Link
National Water Quality Month
Link
National Win With Civility Month
Neurosurgery Outreach Month
Psoriasis Awareness Month
Link
Tomboy Tools Month Link
What Will Be Your Legacy Month
World Mutt-i-grees Rescue Month 
Link

 August Weekly Observances

International Tree Climbing Days: 1-5  Link  (First Weekend)
*International Clown Week: 1-7 Link
*Simplify Your Life Week: 1-7 Link
*World Breastfeeding Week: 1-7 Link
Assistance Dog Week: 3-9  Link (Second Week That Starts on the First Sunday)
Exercise With Your Child Week: 3-9
Knights of Columbus Family Week: 3-9

National Farmers' Market Week: 3-9 Link
National Fraud Awareness Week: 3-9 Link
(This is sponsored by the FCC and has to do with phone & mail fraud.)
Old Fiddler's Week: 3-9
Single Working Women's Week: 3-9
 
(Always on the week that has 8/4 in it. Some years it begins in July.)
Stop on Red Week: 3-9 Link
Exhibitor Appreciation Week: 4-8
*Rock for Life Week: 4-7 Link
National Bargain Hunting Week: 4-10  (First Mon.-Sun Week)
Psychic Week: 4-8
Link (First full week)
Sturgis Rally: 4-10
*National Hobo Week: 8-11
Link
Gay Games: 9-16
National Scrabble Week: 9-13
Feeding Pets of the Homeless Week: 10-16 Link  (Always 2nd Week)
National Resurrect Romance Week: 10-16 (2nd  Full Week)
Elvis Week: 11-17  LinkWeird Contest Week: 11-15 (Second Week)
Little League Baseball World Series: 14-24
*National Aviation Week: 15-21  (Always week of Orville Wright's Birthday on  19th)

*Minority Enterprise Development Week: 18-24

National Chuck Wagon Races: 23-31
National Safe at Home Week: 24-30 (Last M-F Week)
*Be Kind To Humankind Week: 25-31

August Daily Observance 

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.

Braham Pie Day: 1 (First Friday)
*Girlfriend's Day: 1
*India Pale Ale Beer Day: 1 Link
*Lughnasa - 1
Link
*National Minority Donor Awareness Day: 1
*Respect For Parents: 1
*Rounds Resounding Day: 1
*Spider-Man Day: 1
(See also Oct. 14)
*US Air Force Day: 1
Link
Tomboy Tools Day: 1 Link
Twins Day: 1-3 Link   (First Full Weekend)
*World Lung Cancer Day: 1
*World Wide Web Day: 1
*World Scout Scarf Day: 1
International Beer Day: 1
Link   Link (First Friday)
International Hangover Day: 2 Link
(Always the day  after International Beer Day)
Mead Day: 2 Link
National Mustard Day: 2 (First Saturday) Link
*Take A Penny/Leave A Penny Day: 2  Link 
National Doll Day: 3  (First Sunday) Link
National Kids' Day: 3 (First Sunday) Link
Sister's Day: 3 (First Sunday)
* Watermelon Day: 3 Link
*
Coast Guard Day: 4
National Psychic Day: 4
(First Day of Psychic Week)  Link
*National Chocolate Chip Day: 4 Link
*Single Working Women's Day: 4
*Social Security Day: 4

Assistance Dog Day: 4 Link  (Monday of Assistance Dog Week)
National Night Out: 5 (First Tuesday)
*National Oyster Day: 5  Link
*National Underwear Day: 5 Link
Tisha B'Av: 5
*Hiroshima Day: 6
*National Fresh Breath (Halitosis)  Day: 6
*National Root Beer Float Day: 6
Link  (See also August 19.)
*Lighthouse Day: 7 
Link
*Particularly Preposterous Packaging Day: 7
*Professional Speakers Day: 7
*Purple Heart Day: 7
*Dalek Day: 8
Link (See also Dec. 21)
*International Cat Day: 8 
Link
Kool-Aid Day: 8-10 Link  (Always 2nd weekend)
*
The Date to Create: 8
*Happiness Happens Day: 8
*Odie Day: 8
(Garfield's pal)
National Bowling Day: 9 Link (Second Saturday)
*Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor's Porch Night: 8
Worldwide Art Day: 8 Link  (2nd Friday)
*
International Day of The World's Indigenous People: 9
*Veep Day: 9
National Garage Sale Day: 9
(2nd Saturday)
*National Duran Duran Appreciation Day: 10
*Paul Bunyan Day: 10
Link Link  (Also Feb. 12)
*Skyscraper Appreciation Day: 10 
Link
*Smithsonian Day: 10
*S'mores Day: 10
Link
*Ingersoll Day: 11
*Presidential Joke Day: 11
*IBM PC Day: 12
*International Youth Day: 12
*Middle Child Day: 12
Link
*Sewing Machine Day: 12
*Vinyl Record Day: 12
*World Elephant Day: 12
Link
*International Lefthander's Day: 13 
Link
*National Navajo Code Talkers Day: 14
*V-J Day: 14
*Best Friends Day: 15
*Chauvin Day: 15
*Check The Chip Day: 15
(Those Implanted in Pets)  Link
Men's Grooming Day: 15 Link  (3rd Friday)
*National Relaxation Day: 15

*Joe Miller's Joke Day: 16
*National Airborne Day: 16 
Link
International Geocaching Day:
16 (3rd Saturday)
International Homeless Animals Day: 16 (Third Saturday)
World Honey Bee Day: 16 Link   Link (3rd Saturday)
*Black Cat Appreciation Day: 17 Link
*Meaning of "Is" Day: 17
*National Thrift Shop Day: 17
Link
*Bad Poetry Day: 18
*Birth Control Pills Day: 18
Cupcake Day: 18
Link  (Third Monday)
*Mail Order Catalog Day: 18
*Serendipity Day: 18

*Aviation Day: 19
* "Black Cow" Root Beer Float Day: 19
 
(8/19/1893 by Frank J. Wisner, Cripple Creek Brewing Co., CO.  No website link anymore. Also Aug. 6 by A&W Root Beer).
*World Humanitarian Day: 19 Link  (Different than Humanitarian Day on 1/15)
Earth Over Shoot Day or Ecological Debt Day: 20 ?
Link
National Medical Dosimetrist Day: 20 Link  (Third Wednesday)
*National Radio Day: 20  Link
*National Spumoni Day: 21
Link
*Poet's Day: 21
*Senior Citizen's Day: 21
Link
*Be An Angel Day: 22
Hug Your Boss Day: 22 Link 
International Tongue Twister Day: 22 Link 

*Southern Hemisphere Hoodie Hoo Day: 22
*Take Your Cat To The Vet Day: 22
(World) Daffodil Day: 22
Link
*Day For The Remembrance of The Slave Trade & Its Abolition: 23
*Valentino Day: 23
Go Topless Day: 24
Link  (The Sunday closest to August 26 - Women's Equality Day)
*Knife Day: 24 Link
*Pluto Demoted Day: 24
*Vesuvius Day: 24
*Wayzgoose Day: 24
Link
*William Wilberforce Day: 24
*National Waffle Iron Day: 24 Link
*Founders Day: 25  (National Park Service)
*Kiss and Make Up Day: 25
*National Second-hand Wardrobe Day: 25
*National Whiskey Sour Day: 25
  (Also observed on 29th)
*National Dog Day: 26
Link
*National Toilet Paper Day: 26 Link
*Women's Equality Day: 26
*The Duchess Who Wasn't Day: 27
Tug-of-War Day: 27
Link
*Race Your Mouse Around the Icons Day: 28
*Radio Commercials Day: 28
*Crackers Over The Keyboard Day: 28
*According to Hoyle Day: 29
National College Colors Day: 29
Link  (Last Friday)
*Individual Rights Day: 29
Link
International Bat Night: 29-31  (Last Full Weekend)
*International Day Against Nuclear Tests: 29
*More Herbs, Less Salt Day: 29
*National Sarcoidosis Awareness Day: 29
*National Whiskey Sour Day: 29  (Also observed on 25th)
Bacon Day: 30 Link (Always the Saturday before Labor Day) and Link
*International Whale Shark Day: 30 
Link
*National Holistic Pet Day: 30
National Buffalo Chicken Wings Day: 30-31 
Link
*National Toasted Marshmallow Day: 30  Link
Franchise Appreciation Day: 30 (Saturday of Labor Day weekend) Link
*International Day of The Victims of Enforced Disappearances: 30 Link
*International Overdose Awareness Day: 31 Link
*Love Litigating Lawyers Day: 31
Pony Express Day: 31
(Last Sunday)

 


August  2014
Moon Phases

3
First Qtr.
8:50 pm
EDT

10
Full Moon
2:09 pm
EDT

 

17
Last Qtr.
8:26 am
EDT

25
New  Moon
10:13 am
EDT

Full Moon on  the 10th   is called "Sturgeon Moon" by Native Americans of New England and the Great Lakes because at this time of the year, this important food was plentiful.

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