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All our holidays are validated with sponsors, organizations, proclamations, history;
or, we  validate the source or origin for an observance to prove it's not made up.

Although we have holidays for most days, there are a few that are blank.
I realize social media spouts these daily.  I'm sure you know that some are just made up and fake.  Maybe they're fun,  but,

Also, some observances that are validated through website links, can't be updated until their websites update their 2016 information.

I do not do ads.  I do not try to make money from keeping these listings.
  But, I do not respect other holiday sites that steal my information and put it on a site wanting to make money from ads or charging to even validate a holiday.
I'll ad it for free if it's coming from a valid source and not obscene, hateful, etc.

All of my  holiday  and observances lists as a whole group are not "fair use" information.  (Individual holidays are owned by their sponsors.)
 They  are copyrighted via this domain and are not to be taken and put on another website, blog,  or made into a downloadable application, etc..
  Doing so is a violation of the DMCA.   

  Link to my holiday pages.  Or, use them for personal, off-line use for clubs, newsletters, homemade calendars, etc.

You're invited to share these holidays on Twitter, etc.  Just tell folks where you got them. 
All I have is word-of-mouth since I do not do ads.


How Holidays Begin & How to Start One

Bizarre, Crazy, Silly, Unknown Holidays & Observances

Stone= Peridot      Flower= Gladiolus

We use a copyright source for our information and not other websites. Visit our page for further info.

Visit the Pages We did Specials for this Month on:

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 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.

Thanks to Adam Bratter for letting me know about Shop Online For Groceries Month and Day.
Thanks to Rick McNeely for letting me know about National Motorcycle Week.


 August Monthly Observances

American Adventures Month
American Artists Appreciation Month
American Indian Heritage Month
Link  (See also November)
American History Essay Contest
(8/1 - 12/15) 
Black Business Month
Boomers Making A Difference Month
Bystander Awareness Month
Children's Eye Health & Safety Month
Child Support Awareness Month
Children's Vision & Learning Month
Get Ready for Kindergarten Month
Happiness Happens Month
Motor Sports Awareness Month
National Breastfeeding Month
National Catfish Month
National Goat Cheese Month Link
National Immunization Awareness Month
National Panini Month 
National Minority Donor Awareness Month
National Read A Romance Month

National Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month
National Traffic Awareness Month
National Truancy Prevention Month
National Water Quality Month
National Win With Civility Month
Neurosurgery Outreach Month
Psoriasis Awareness Month Link
Rye Month Link
Shop Online For Groceries Month Link
Tomboy Tools Month
What Will Be Your Legacy Month
World Mutt-i-grees Rescue Month 
XXXI Summer Olympics: 5-21

 August Weekly Observances

Exhibitor Appreciation Week: 1-5
National Bargain Hunting Week: 1-5 
(First Mon.-Sun Week)
National Psychic Week: 1-5 Link
 (First Week)
*International Clown Week: 1-7 Link

National Minority Donor Awareness Week: 1-7
*Simplify Your Life Week: 1-7 Link
*World Breastfeeding Week: 1-7 Link
Gallop International Tribal Indian Powwow: 3-6 Link

*Rock for Life Week: 4-7 Link
Satchmo Days: 4-7  Link
National Scrabble Week: 6-10
Assistance Dog Week: 7-13  Link
(Starts on the First Sunday)

Exercise With Your Child Week: 7-13
Knights of Columbus Family Week: 7-13 
(First Full Week)
National Farmers' Market Week: 7-13  Link (First Full Week)
National Fraud Awareness Week: 7-13 Link   (First Full Week)
(This is sponsored by the FCC and has to do with phone & mail fraud.)
National Health Center Week: 7-13
Stop on Red Week: 7-13
Elvis Week: 8-12  Link
Sturgis Rally: 8-14
Weird Contest Week: 8-12
(Second Week)
National Hobo Week: 11-14
National Motorcycle Week: 14-20  Link (2nd Week)
Feeding Pets of the Homeless Week: 14-20
  Link  (Always 2nd Week)
National Resurrect Romance Week:14-20
(2nd  Full Week)
*National Aviation Week: 15-21 
(Always week of Orville Wright's Birthday on  19th)
*Minority Enterprise Development Week: 18-24
North American Organic Brewers Week: 18-21

National Safe at Home Week: 22-25 (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.

*Girlfriend's Day: 1
*India Pale Ale Beer Day: 1
*Lughnasa - 1
*National Minority Donor Awareness Day: 1
National Psychic Day: 1 (Monday of Psychic Week)  Link

*Respect For Parents: 1
*Rounds Resounding Day: 1
*Spider-Man Day: 1
(See also Oct. 14)
*US Air Force Day: 1
*World Lung Cancer Day: 1
*World Wide Web Day: 1
*World Scout Scarf Day: 1
*National Coloring Book Day: 2
National Night Out: 2
Link  (First Tuesday)
*Take A Penny/Leave A Penny Day: 2 
*Friendship Day: 3 Link (Also July 30)
* Watermelon Day: 3
Link  Link
*Coast Guard Day: 4
*National Chocolate Chip Day: 4 Link
*Single Working Women's Day: 4
*Social Security Day: 4

*National Oyster Day: 5  Link
*National Underwear Day: 5
Braham Pie Day or Homemade Pie Day: 5
(First Friday)
International Beer Day: 5
Link   Link   (First Friday)
Tomboy Tools Day: 5 Link  (First Friday)
Twins Day: 5-7 Link  
(First Full Weekend)
*Hiroshima Day: 6
International Hangover Day: 6 Link
(Always the day  after International Beer Day)
Mead Day: 6 Link
(First Saturday)
*National Fresh Breath (Halitosis)  Day: 6
National Jamaican Patty Day: 6
(First Saturday)
National Mustard Day: 6
(First Saturday) Link
*National Root Beer Float Day: 6 Link 
(See also August 19.)
Sandcastle Day: 6
(First Saturday)
Friendship Day: 7 Link
(First Sunday)   (Different than "International Friendship Day" in July. )

*Lighthouse Day: 7 
National Doll Day: 7   Link  (First Sunday)
National Kids' Day: 7  (First Sunday) Link
Sister's Day: 7  (First Sunday)
*Particularly Preposterous Packaging Day: 7
*Professional Speakers Day: 7
*Purple Heart Day: 7
*Dalek Day: 8
Link (See also Dec. 21)
Assistance Dog Day: 8 Link  (Monday of Assistance Dog Week)

*International Cat Day: 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
*International Day of The World's Indigenous People: 9
*Veep Day: 9
*National Duran Duran Appreciation Day: 10
*Paul Bunyan Day: 10
Link Link  (Also Feb. 12)
*Skyscraper Appreciation Day: 10 
*Smithsonian Day: 10
*S'mores Day: 10 Link
*Ingersoll Day: 11
*Presidential Joke Day: 11
Kool-Aid Day: 12-13 Link 
(Always 2nd weekend)
*IBM PC Day: 12
*International Youth Day: 12
*Milkman Day: 12 Link 
(This is for Murray. former mascot for Milkman Day to help bring back his holiday as mentioned in the animation. There is another one also on June 26 with a dairy company as sponsor.)
*Sewing Machine Day: 12
Shop Online For Groceries Day: 12  Link
(2nd Friday)
*Vinyl Record Day: 12
*World Elephant Day: 12
Worldwide Art Day: 12 Link  (2nd Friday)
Earth Over Shoot Day or Ecological Debt Day: 13 Link
*International Lefthander's Day: 13 
Middle Child Day: 13  (2nd Saturday)
National Bowling Day: 13 Link (Second Saturday)
National Garage Sale Day: 13
(Second Saturday)
*National Navajo Code Talkers Day: 14
Tisha B'Av: 14

*V-J Day: 14
*Best Friends Day: 15
*Chauvin Day: 15
*Check The Chip Day: 15 (Those Implanted in Pets) 
*National Relaxation Day: 15
*National Honey Bee Day: 15
(also 22nd) Link
*Joe Miller's Joke Day: 16
*National Airborne Day: 16 
*National Rollercoaster Day Day: 16
*Wave at Surveilance Day: 16 Link

*Black Cat Appreciation Day: 17
Cupcake Day: 17
Link  (Third Monday)
*Meaning of "Is" Day: 17
National Medical Dosimetrist Day: 17 Link 
(Third Wednesday)
*National Thrift Shop Day: 17
*Bad Poetry Day: 18
*Birth Control Pills Day: 18
*Mail Order Catalog Day: 18
*National Badge Ribbon 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).
Men's Grooming Day: 19 Link  (3rd Friday)

*World Humanitarian Day: 19 Link  (Different than Humanitarian Day on 1/15)
International Geocaching Day: 20 (3rd Saturday)
International Homeless Animals Day: 20
 (3rd Saturday)
International Tongue Twister Day: 20 Link 

*National Radio Day: 20 
World Honey Bee Day: 20 Link   Link (3rd Saturday)
*Brazilian Blow-out Day: 21 Link
*National Spumoni Day: 21
*Poet's Day: 21
*Senior Citizen's Day: 21
*Be An Angel Day: 22
*National Honey Bee Day: 15 (also 15th ) Link

*Southern Hemisphere Hoodie Hoo Day: 22
*Take Your Cat To The Vet Day: 22
*Day For The Remembrance of The Slave Trade & Its Abolition: 23
*Valentino Day: 23
*Knife Day: 24
*Pluto Demoted Day: 24
*Vesuvius Day: 24
*Wayzgoose Day: 24
*William Wilberforce Day: 24
*National Waffle Iron Day: 24
*Kiss and Make Up Day: 25
*National Park Service Day: 25
*National Second-hand Wardrobe Day: 25
*National Whiskey Sour Day: 25 
(Also observed on 29th)
*National Dog Day: 26
*National Toilet Paper Day: 26
Tug-of-War Day: 26
Link (Last Wednesday)
*Women's Equality Day: 26
World Daffodil Day: 26 Link  (Last Friday)
Franchise Appreciation Day: 27 (Last Saturday)
International Bat Night: 27-28 
(Last Full Weekend)
*Just Because Day: 27

*The Duchess Who Wasn't Day: 27
Pony Express Day: 28
(Last Sunday)
*Race Your Mouse Around the Icons Day: 28
*Radio Commercials Day: 28
*Crackers Over The Keyboard Day: 28
Go Topless Day: 28 Link 
(The Sunday closest to August 26 - Women's Equality Day)
*According to Hoyle Day: 29
*Individual Rights Day: 29
*International Day Against Nuclear Tests: 29
*More Herbs, Less Salt Day: 29
*National Sarcoidosis Day: Link 29
*National Whiskey Sour Day: 29 
(Also observed on 25th)
*International Day of The Victims of Enforced Disappearances: 30
*International Whale Shark Day: 30 
*National Grief Awareness Day: 30
*National Holistic Pet Day: 30
*National Toasted Marshmallow Day: 30  Link

*International Overdose Awareness Day: 31 Link
*Love Litigating Lawyers Day: 31



August  2016
Moon Phases

New Moon
4:44 pm

First Qtr.
2:21 pm


Full Moon
5:26 am

Last Qtr.
11:41  pm

Full Moon on  the 18h   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.

Lunar Eclipse: August 18
Prenumbral eclipse of the moon.  Visible in the Americas, Australia and the Pacific.

Moon Animation Credit

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