August 2019 Holidays


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

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August 2019 Monthly Holidays


American Adventures Month
American Artists Appreciation Month Link
American Indian Heritage Month Link  (See also November)
American History Essay Contest (8/1 - 12/15) 
Arrr-gust: International Pirate Month  Link
Black Business Month
Boomers Making A Difference 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 Crayon Collection Month  Link
National Goat Cheese Month Link
National Immunization Awareness Month Link
National Panini Month  Link
National Minority Donor Awareness Month
National Read A Romance Novel Month
National Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month
National Traffic Awareness Month
National Truancy Prevention Month Link
National Water Quality Month Link
National Wellness Month Link
National Win With Civility Month
Neurosurgery Outreach Month
Psoriasis Awareness Month Link
Read-A-Romance Month
Rye Month Link
Shop Online For Groceries Month Link
Tomboy Tools Month Link
What Will Be Your Legacy Month
World Mutt-i-grees Rescue Month  Link

August 2019 Weekly Holidays


*International Clown Week: 1-7 Link
International Mathematicians Week: 1-9
Lollapalooza: 1-4 Link (Moved from July)
*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: 2-11 Link
Sturgis Rally: 2-11 Link
Satchmo Days: 3-5  Link

Assistance Dog Week: 4-10  Link  Link  (Starts on the First Sunday)

Exercise With Your Child Week: 4-10
Knights of Columbus Family Week: 4-10  (First Full Week)
National Farmers' Market Week: 4-10  Link (First Full Week)
National Fraud Awareness Week: 4-10 Link   (First Full Week)
(This is sponsored by the FCC and has to do with phone & mail fraud.)

National Health Center Week: 4-10 Link  (First Full Week)
*Rock for Life Week: 4-7 Link
Single Working Women's Week: 4-10  Link
(Always has 8/4 in it which is Single Working Women's Day. So, sometimes begins last week of July.)

Stop on Red Week: 4-10 Link
Exhibitor Appreciation Week: 5-9
National Bargain Hunting Week: 5-11 (First Mon.-Sun Week)
National Psychic Week: 5-9 Link  (First Week)
Old Fiddlers' Week: 5-10
Numismatic Week (World's Fair of Money): 6-10
National Hobo Week: 8-11 Link
Elvis Week: 9-18 Link
International Tree Climbing Days: 9-11 Link
Perseid Meteor Showers: 9-13
National Motorcycle Week: 11-17 Link (2nd Week)
Feeding Pets of the Homeless Week: 11-17 Link  Link  (Always 2nd Week)
National Resurrect Romance Week:11-17 (2nd  Full Week)
Weird Contest Week: 11-17 (Second Week)
US Amateur Golf Week: 12-18
*National Aviation Week: 15-21  (Always week of Orville Wright's Birthday on  19th)
Little League World Series: 15-25
*Minority Enterprise Development Week: 18-24
National Chef's Appreciation Week: 18-24  Link  Link  (3rd Week)
Chuckwagon Races: 24-9/1 ( Thursday - Sunday of Labor Day Wkd.)
*Be Kind To Humankind Week: 25-31
National Safe at Home Week: 26-30 (Last M-F Week)
World Water Week: 26-31  Link

National Sweet Corn Week: 29-9/2
Gay Games:??? (Every Four Years. Next 2022 in Hong Kong. Dates TBD)


August 2019 Daily Holidays

 

Earth Over Shoot Day or Ecological Debt Day: 1 ???  Link
*Girlfriend's Day: 1
India Pale Ale Beer Day: 1 Link  (First Thursday)
*International Can-It-Forward Day: 1  Link   (Mason Jars)
International Sister Cities Day: 1-3 Link
*Lughnasa - 1 Link
*Mead Day: 1 Link
*National Minority Donor Awareness Day: 1
*Respect For Parents: 1
*Rounds Resounding Day: 1
*Spider-Man Day: 1 (See also Oct. 14)
*Start Up Day Across America: 1 Link
*US Air Force Day: 1 Link
*World Lung Cancer Day: 1
*World Wide Web Day: 1
*World Scout Scarf Day: 1
*National Coloring Book Day: 2 Link
*Take A Penny/Leave A Penny Day: 2  Link 
Braham Pie Day or Homemade Pie Day: 2 (First Friday)
International Beer Day: 2 Link   Link   (First Friday)
Tomboy Tools Day: 2 Link (First Friday)
Twins Day: 2-4 Link   (First Full Weekend)
*Friendship Day: 3 Link (Also July 30)
International Hangover Day: 3 Link (Always the day  after International Beer Day)
Mead Day: 3 Link (First Saturday)
National Disc Golf Day: 3 (First Saturday)  Link
National Jamaican Patty Day: 3 (First Saturday)  Link
National Mustard Day: 3 (First Saturday) Link
Sandcastle Day: 3 (First Saturday)
*Watermelon Day: 3  Link
American Family Day: 4  Link  (First Sunday)
*Coast Guard Day: 4
Friendship Day: 4 Link (First Sunday)   (Different than "International Friendship Day" in July. )
*National Chocolate Chip Day: 4 Link
National Kids' Day: 4 (First Sunday) Link
*Raisin Bran Day: 4  Link
*Single Working Women's Day: 4
Sister's Day: 4 (First Sunday)
*Social Security Day: 4
National Doll Day: 5  Link  (First Sunday)
*National Oyster Day: 5  Link
National Psychic Day: 5 (Monday of Psychic Week)  Link
*National Underwear Day: 5 Link
 *Hiroshima Day: 6
*National Fresh Breath (Halitosis)  Day: 6
National Night Out: 6 Link  (First Tuesday)
*National Root Beer Float Day: 6 Link  (See also August 19.)
International Albarino Day: 7 (First Wednesday) Link
*Lighthouse Day: 7  Link
*Particularly Preposterous Packaging Day: 7
*Professional Speakers Day: 7
*Purple Heart Day: 7
*Bullet Journal Day: 8  Link
*Dalek Day: 8 Link (See also Dec. 21)
*International Cat Day: 8  Link   Link
*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
*Wear Your Mother's Jewelry Day: 8
*International Day of The World's Indigenous People: 9
Kool-Aid Day: 9-11 Link  (Always 2nd weekend)
Perseid Meteor Showers: 9-13
*Veep Day: 9
Middle Child Day: 10  (2nd Saturday)
National Bowling Day: 10 Link (Second Saturday)
*National Duran Duran Appreciation Day: 10
National Garage Sale Day: 10 (Second Saturday)
*National Shapewear Day: 10 Link
*Paul Bunyan Day: 10 Link Link  (Also Feb. 12)
*Skyscraper Appreciation Day: 10  Link
Shop Online For Groceries Day: 9 (2nd Friday)
*Smithsonian Day: 10
*S'mores Day: 10 Link
Tisha B'Av: 10
*World Lion Day: 10
Eid-Al-Adha: 11
*Ingersoll Day: 11
*National Hip Hop Day: 11 Link
*Presidential Joke Day: 11
Assistance Dog Day: 12  Link Link  (Monday of Assistance Dog Week)
*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.)
*Home Sewing Machine Day: 12
Tisha B'Av: 11
*Vinyl Record Day: 12
*World Elephant Day: 12 Link
*International Lefthander's Day: 13  Link
*International Rose' Day: 14 Link
*National Navajo Code Talkers Day: 14
*Spirit of '45 Day: 14  Link
*V-J Day: 14
*Best Friends Day: 15
*Chauvin Day: 15
*Check The Chip Day: 15 (Those Implanted in Pets)  Link
*National Relaxation Day: 15
*National No SpongeBob Day: 15 Link  (SpongeBob Squarepants)
Brother's Day: 16  Link (First Friday after the Full Moon) Note: Not  observed in May!
*Joe Miller's Joke Day: 16
Men's Grooming Day: 16 Link  (3rd Friday)
*National Airborne Day: 16
*National Rollercoaster Day Day: 16
*Surveilance Day: 16 Link  Link
*Black Cat Appreciation Day: 17 Link   Link
Clear The Shelters Day: 17  Link  (Third Saturday)
*I Love My Feet Day: 17 Link
International Geocaching Day: 17 (3rd Saturday)
International Homeless Animals Day: 17  (3rd Saturday)
*Meaning of "Is" Day: 17|
National Honey Bee Day: 17 Link  (Third Saturday)
*National Nonprofit Day: 17  Link
*National Thrift Shop Day: 17 Link
World Honey Bee Day: 17 Link   Link (3rd Saturday)
*Bad Poetry Day: 18
*Birth Control Pills Day: 18

Chef Appreciation Day: 18 Link  (Sunday of Chef's Appreciation Week)
*Mail Order Catalog Day: 18
*National Badge Ribbon Day: 18
*National Fajita Day: 18  Link
*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.  Link 
 Also Aug. 6 by A&W Root Beer).
*Coco Chanel Day: 19
Cupcake Day: 19 Link  (Third Monday)
*International Bow Day: 19 Link
*International Orangutan Day: 19   Link
*World Humanitarian Day: 19 Link  (Different than Humanitarian Day on 1/15)
*World Photo Day: 19  Link
*National Radio Day: 20  Link
*World Mosquito Day: 20  Link
*Brazilian Blow-out Day: 21 Link
Eid-Al-Adha: 21
*International Day of Remembrance and Tribute To The Victims of Terrorism: 21
*Internet Self-care Day: 21  Link
National Medical Dosimetrist Day: 21 (Third Wednesday)
*National Spumoni Day: 21 Link
*Poet's Day: 21
*Senior Citizen's Day: 21
*Be An Angel Day: 22
*National Bao Day: 22 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
World Daffodil Day: 23 Link  (4th Friday)
International Bat Night: 24-25 (Last Full Weekend)
*Knife Day: 24 Link
*National Waffle Iron Day: 24 Link
Sand Castle Day: 24 Link (Moved from June)
*Pluto Demoted Day: 24
*Vesuvius Day: 24
*Wayzgoose Day: 24 Link
*William Wilberforce Day: 24
Go Topless Day: 25 Link  (The Sunday closest to August 26 - Women's Equality Day)
*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 Link   Link
*National Toilet Paper Day: 26 Link
*National WebMistress Day: 26   Link
*Women's Equality Day: 26
*Just Because Day: 27
*The Duchess Who Wasn't Day: 27
*Crackers Over The Keyboard Day: 28
*National Bow Tie Day: 28  Link
*Race Your Mouse Around the Icons Day: 28
*Radio Commercials Day: 28
*Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day: 28 (lost pets) Link
Tug-of-War Day: 28 Link (Last Wednesday)
*According to Hoyle Day: 29
*Individual Rights Day: 29 Link
*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)
Cow Chip Throwing days: 30-31 (Fri.& Sat. of Labor Day Weekend)
*International Cabernet Sauvignon Day: 30  Link
*International Day of The Victims of Enforced Disappearances: 30 Link
*International Whale Shark Day: 30 
Muharram: 30 (at Sundown )  (Islamic New Year)
National Buffalo Chicken Wings Days: 30-31  Link  (Always Labor Day Weekend)
*National Grief Awareness Day: 30
*National Holistic Pet Day: 30
*National Toasted Marshmallow Day: 30  Link
Bacon Day: 31 Link (Always the Saturday before Labor Day) and Link
Franchise Appreciation Day: 31 (Saturday of Labor Day weekend) Link
*International Overdose Awareness Day: 31 Link
*Love Litigating Lawyers Day: 31
National Cowgirl Day: 31 (Saturday of Labor Day Weekend) Link
*National Diatomaceous Earth Day: 31  Link
National College Colors Day: 31 (Friday before Labor Day) Link
*National Matchmaker Day: 31  Link
Pony Express Day: 31 (Last Sunday)


August 2019 Moon Phases


Current Moon View
as of today

7
First Qtr.
1:31 pm
EDT

15
F Full Moon.
8:25 am
EDT

 

23
Last Qtr.
 10:56 am
EDT

30
New Moon
 6:37 am
EDT

Full Moon on the 15th 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.

Perseid Meteor Showers: 9-13

 


Credits:
Chases Calendar of Events 2019, Bernan Press
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, World Water Week, Minimally Invasive Surgery Week, Clear The Shelters Day, Internet Self-care 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.
Thanks to Katy Baker for letting me know about International Orangutan Day.
Thanks to Karen Barraclough for letting me know about World Photo Day.   
Thanks to Jennifer Iski-Myrick for letting me know about Bullet Journal Day.
Thanks to Rick McNeely for letting me know about National Hip Hop Day.

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