August 2017 Holidays


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August 2017 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) 
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 Goat Cheese Month Link
National Immunization Awareness Month Link
National Panini Month  Link
National Minority Donor Awareness Month
National Read A Romance 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
Read A Romance Novel 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
XXXI Summer Olympics: 5-21

August 2017 Weekly Holidays


*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
 International Tree Climbing Days: 3-5  Link  (Moved from April)
*Rock for Life Week: 4-7 Link
Satchmo Days: 4-6  Link
Assistance Dog Week: 6-12  Link (Starts on the First Sunday)
Exercise With Your Child Week: 6-12
Knights of Columbus Family Week: 6-12  (First Full Week)
National Farmers' Market Week: 6-12  Link (First Full Week)
National Fraud Awareness Week: 6-12 Link   (First Full Week)
(This is sponsored by the FCC and has to do with phone & mail fraud.)

National Health Center Week: 6-12  Link
Stop on Red Week: 6-12 Link
Exhibitor Appreciation Week: 7-11
National Bargain Hunting Week: 7-13  (First Mon.-Sun Week)
National Psychic Week: 7-11 Link  (First Week)
Old Fiddlers' Week: 7-12
Sturgis Rally: 7-13 Link
Weird Contest Week: 7-11 (Second Week)
Gallop International Tribal Indian Powwow: 10-14 Link
National Hobo Week: 10-13 Link
Elvis Week: 11-19  Link
National Motorcycle Week: 13-19  Link (2nd Week)
Feeding Pets of the Homeless Week: 13-19  Link  (Always 2nd Week)
National Resurrect Romance Week:13-19 (2nd  Full Week)
*National Aviation Week: 15-21  (Always week of Orville Wright's Birthday on  19th)
*Minority Enterprise Development Week: 18-24
National Chef's Appreciation Week: 20-26  Link  Link  (3rd Week)
National Safe at Home Week: 21-25 (Last M-F Week)
North American Organic Brewers Week: 24-27
*Be Kind To Humankind Week: 25-31
Chuckwagon Races: 26-9/3
World Water Week: 27-9/1  Link
Happily Married Husband and Wife Week: 27-9/2  Link
Minimally Invasive Surgery Week: 30-9/2   Link

August 2017 Daily Holidays

*Girlfriend's Day: 1
*Lughnasa - 1 Link
*Mead Day: 1 Link
*National Minority Donor Awareness Day: 1
National Night Out: 1 Link  (First Tuesday)
*Respect For Parents: 1
*Rounds Resounding Day: 1
*Spider-Man Day: 1 (See also Oct. 14)
Tisha B'Av: 1
*US Air Force Day: 1 Link
*World Lung Cancer Day: 1
*World Wide Web Day: 1
*World Scout Scarf Day: 1
International Albarino Day: 2 (First Wednesday) Link
*National Coloring Book Day: 2 Link
*Take A Penny/Leave A Penny Day: 2  Link 
*Friendship Day: 3 Link (Also July 30)
* Watermelon Day: 3  Link
India Pale Ale Beer Day: 3 Link  (First Thursday)
Braham Pie Day or Homemade Pie Day: 4 (First Friday)
*Coast Guard Day: 4
International Beer Day: 4 Link   Link   (First Friday)
Tomboy Tools Day: 4 Link  (First Friday)
Twins Day: 4-6 Link   (First Full Weekend)
*National Chocolate Chip Day: 4 Link
*Single Working Women's Day: 4
*Social Security Day: 4
International Hangover Day: 5 Link (Always the day  after International Beer Day)
Mead Day: 5 Link (First Saturday)
National Disc Golf Day: 5 (First Saturday)  Link
National Jamaican Patty Day: 5 (First Saturday)  Link
*National Oyster Day: 5  Link
*National Underwear Day: 5 Link
Sandcastle Day: 5 (First Saturday)
Friendship Day: 6 Link (First Sunday)   (Different than "International Friendship Day" in July. )
*Hiroshima Day: 6
National Doll Day: 6   Link  (First Sunday)
National Kids' Day: 6  (First Sunday) Link
Sister's Day: 6  (First Sunday)
*National Fresh Breath (Halitosis)  Day: 6
National Mustard Day: 6 (First Saturday) Link
*National Root Beer Float Day: 6 Link  (See also August 19.)
Assistance Dog Day: 7 Link  (Monday of Assistance Dog Week)
*Lighthouse Day: 7  Link
National Psychic Day: 7 (Monday of Psychic Week)  Link
*Particularly Preposterous Packaging Day: 7
*Professional Speakers Day: 7
*Purple Heart Day: 7
Earth Over Shoot Day or Ecological Debt Day: 8? Link
*Dalek Day: 8 Link (See also Dec. 21)
*International Cat Day: 8  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
*International Day of The World's Indigenous People: 9
Perseid Meteor Showers: 9-13
*Veep Day: 9
*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
Kool-Aid Day: 11-12 Link  (Always 2nd weekend)
Shop Online For Groceries Day: 11  Link (2nd Friday)
*IBM PC Day: 12
*International Youth Day: 12
Middle Child Day: 12  (2nd Saturday)
*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.)
National Bowling Day: 12 Link (Second Saturday)
National Garage Sale Day: 12 (Second Saturday)
*Sewing Machine Day: 12
*Vinyl Record Day: 12
*World Elephant Day: 12 Link
Worldwide Art Day: 12 Link  (2nd Friday)
*International Lefthander's Day: 13  Link
*International Rose' Day: 14 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
*National Relaxation Day: 15
*National No SpongeBob Day: 15   Link  (SpongeBob Squarepants)
*Joe Miller's Joke Day: 16
*National Airborne Day: 16
 National Medical Dosimetrist Day: 16 (Third Wednesday)
*National Rollercoaster Day Day: 16
*Wave at Surveilance Day: 16 Link
*Black Cat Appreciation Day: 17 Link
*I Love My Feet Day: 17 Link
*Meaning of "Is" Day: 17
*National Thrift Shop Day: 17 Link
*Bad Poetry Day: 18
*Birth Control Pills Day: 18
*Mail Order Catalog Day: 18
Men's Grooming Day: 18 Link  (3rd Friday)
*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.  Link  Also Aug. 6 by A&W Root Beer).
*Coco Chanel Day: 19
*International Orangutan Day: 19   Link
National Honey Bee Day: 19 Link  (Third Saturday)
*World Humanitarian Day: 19 Link  (Different than Humanitarian Day on 1/15)
*World Photo Day: 19  Link
International Geocaching Day: 19 (3rd Saturday)
International Homeless Animals Day: 19  (3rd Saturday)
World Honey Bee Day: 19 Link   Link (3rd Saturday)
Chef Appreciation Day: 20 Link  (Sunday of Chef's Appreciation Week)
*National Radio Day: 20  Link
Sand Castle Day: 20  Link
*Brazilian Blow-out Day: 21 Link
Cupcake Day: 21 Link  (Third Monday)
*National Spumoni Day: 21 Link
*Poet's Day: 21
*Senior Citizen's Day: 21 Link
*Be An Angel Day: 22
*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 Link
*Pluto Demoted Day: 24
*Vesuvius Day: 24
*Wayzgoose Day: 24 Link
*William Wilberforce Day: 24
*National Waffle Iron Day: 24 Link
International Bat Night: 25-26  (Last Full Weekend)
*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)
World Daffodil Day: 25 Link  (Last Friday)
*National Dog Day: 26 Link
*National Toilet Paper Day: 26 Link
*National WebMistress Day: 26
International Tongue Twister Day: 26 Link  (Last Saturday)
*Women's Equality Day: 26
Franchise Appreciation Day: 26 (Last Saturday)
Go Topless Day: 27 Link  (The Sunday closest to August 26 - Women's Equality Day)
*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
*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)
*International Cabernet Sauvignon Day: 30  Link
*International Day of The Victims of Enforced Disappearances: 30 Link
*International Whale Shark Day: 30  Link
*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
*National Matchmaker Day: 31  Link
Tug-of-War Day: 30 Link (Last Wednesday)



August 2017
Moon Phases

7
Full Moon
2:11 pm
EDT

14
Last Qtr.
9:15 pm
EDT

 

21
New Moon
 2:30 pm
EDT

29
First Qtr.
 4:13 am
EDT

Full Moon on the 7th 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 7
Partial eclipse of the moon.  Visible in Asia, Europe, Africa and Australia.

Perseid Meteor Showers  9-13
These are among the best known and most spectacular. As many as 50-100 could be seen in one night. Truly an event for "Wishing Upon A Star!"

Solar Eclipse: August 21
Total eclipse of the sun that's visible in North America, northern South America, northern/western Africa, western Europe, Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, and the Arctic.

 


Credits:
Chases Calendar of Events 2017, 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.
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.   

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