August 2023 Holidays

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August is named after the very first Roman emperor (and grandnephew of Julius Caesar) Augustus Caesar (63BC - AD14).
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August 2023 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
Clear The Shelters Month   Link
Get Ready for Kindergarten Month
Golf Month
Happiness Happens Month Link
International EFT Tapping Month
Motor Sports Awareness Month
National Breastfeeding Month Link
National Catfish Month Link
National Cowgirl Month Link
National Crayon Collection Month  Link
National Goat Cheese Month Link
National Immunization Awareness Month Link
National Panini Month  Link
National Political Affiliation Discrimination Awareness 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 (Also in May)
National Wellness Month
National Win With Civility Month
Neurosurgery Outreach Month
Psoriasis Action Month Link
Read-A-Romance Month
Romance Awareness Month Link
Rye Month Link
Tomboy Tools Month Link
What Will Be Your Legacy Month
World Mutt-i-grees Rescue Month  Link

August 2023 Weekly Holidays


*Happiness Happens Week: 1-7 Link
*International Clown Week: 1-7 Link
*National Cleanse Your Skin Week: 1-7  Link
*National Minority Donor Awareness Week: 1-7
*Simplify Your Life Week: 1-7
*World Breastfeeding Week: 1-7 Link
*Rock for Life Week: 4-7 Link
Sturgis Rally: 4-13 Link (Begins 1st Friday in August for 10 days)
Tall Timber Days: 4-6 (First Weekend)

Assistance Dog Week: 6-12  Link Link
Knights of Columbus Family Week:  6-12 (First Full Week)
National Button Week:  6-12Link 
(moved from July)
National Farmers' Market Week: 6-12 Link (First Full Week)
National Health Center Week: 6-12 Link  (First Full Week)
International Psychic Week: 6-12 Link (First Full Week)
Stop on Red Week: 6-12 Link
National Bargain Hunting Week: 7-13  (First Mon.-Sun Week)
National Exercise With Your Child Week: 7-13
Psychic Week: 7-11 (First Week)
World Karaoke Championships: 7-13  Link

National Hobo Week: 10-13 Link
National Motorcycle Week: 13-19 Link (2nd Week)
Feeding Pets of the Homeless Week: 13-19Link  Link  (Always 2nd Week)
National Resurrect Romance Week: 13-19(2nd  Full Week)
Weird Contest Week: 13-19 (Second Week)
*National Aviation Week: 13-19 (Always week of Orville Wright's Birthday on  19th)
US Amateur Golf Week: 14-20
Numismatic Week (World's Fair of Money): 15-19
Ride Sober or Get Pulled Over: 17-9/5  Link

*Minority Enterprise Development Week: 18-24
Brake Safety Week: 20-26  Link
National Composites Week: 21-27  Link
National Safe at Home Week: 21-25 (Last M-F Week)
World Water Week: 22-31  Link
*Be Kind To Humankind Week: 25-31
International Bat Night: 26-27 (Last Full Weekend)

Chuckwagon Races:  31- 9/3( Thursday - Sunday of Labor Day Wkd.)

August 2023 Daily Holidays

 


*Girlfriend's Day: 1
*International Can-It-Forward Day: 1  Link   (Mason Jars)
*Lammas Day (Merry Loafmas): 1  Link
*Lughnasa or Lughnasadh - 1 Link Link
*National Mahjong 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)
*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)
*National Coloring Book Day: 2 Link
*National Rap Music Day: 2  Link
*Take A Penny/Leave A Penny Day: 2  Link  

 

*Friendship Day: 3 Link (Also July 30)
India Pale Ale Beer Day: 3 Link  (First Thursday)
*Watermelon Day: 3  Link

 

 

Braham Pie Day or Homemade Pie Day: 4 (First Friday)
*Coast Guard Day: 4
International Beer Day: 4  Link  (First Friday)

*National Chocolate Chip Day: 4 Link
National Water Balloon Day: 4  (First Friday)
*Single Working Women's Day: 4
Tomboy Tools Day: 4  (First Friday)
Twins Day: 4-6 Link   (First Full Weekend)
*Raisin Bran Day: 4  Link


International Hangover Day: 5  Link (Always the day  after International Beer Day)
Mead Day: 5 Link (First Saturday)
National Clown Day: 5 (Saturday that falls on Clown Week 1-7)
National Disc Golf Day: 5 (First Saturday)  Link
National Jamacian Patty Day: 5 Link (First Saturday)
National Mustard Day: 5 (First Saturday) Link
*National Oyster Day: 5  Link
National Play Outside Day: 5 Link (First Saturday)
National Summit Day: 5 Link  (First Saturday)
Sandcastle Day: 5 (First Saturday)
*National Underwear Day: 5 Link

 


American Family Day: 6  Link  (First Sunday)
*Beach Volley Ball Day: 6 Link
Friendship Day: 6 Link (First Sunday)   (Different than "International Friendship Day" in July. )
*Hiroshima Day: 6
National Doll Day: 6 Link  (First Sunday)
*National Fresh Breath (Halitosis)  Day: 6
National Kids' Day: 6 (First Sunday) Link
National Psychic Day: 6  Link  Link  (First Sunday)
*National Root Beer Float Day: 6  Link  (See also August 19.)
Sister's Day: 6 (First Sunday)




Assistance Dog Day: 7  Link Link  (Monday of Assistance Dog Week)
*Lighthouse Day: 7  Link
*Particularly Preposterous Packaging Day: 7
*Professional Speakers Day: 7
*Purple Heart Day: 7
*U.S. Postal Inspection Service Day: 7


*Dalek Day: 8 Link (See also Dec. 21)
*Digital Nomad Day: 8
*International Cat Day: 8  Link   Link
*The Date to Create: 8
*Happiness Happens Day: 8  Link
*International Female Orgasm Day: 8 Link (Also July 31)
*National CBD Day: 8  Link
*National Fried Chicken & Waffles Day: 8 Link (Note: Chicken & Waffles Day is October 20)
*Odie Day: 8 (Garfield's pal)
*Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor's Porch Night: 8
*Wear Your Mother's Jewelry Day: 8

 


*Book Lovers Day: 9  Link
*International Day of The World's Indigenous People: 9
*Veep Day: 9

 


*National Duran Duran Appreciation Day: 10
*National Shapewear Day: 10 Link
*Paul Bunyan Day: 10 Link Link  (Also Feb. 12)
*Skyscraper Appreciation Day: 10  Link
*Smithsonian Day: 10
*S'mores Day: 10 Link
*World Lion Day: 10


*Global Kinetic Sand Day: 11  Link
*Ingersoll Day: 11
*National Align Your Teeth Day: 11  Link

*National Hip Hop Day: 11 Link
*Presidential Joke Day: 11
Shop Online For Groceries Day:11 (2nd Friday)


*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
Middle Child Day: 12 (Second Saturday)
National Bowling Day: 12 Link (Second Saturday)
National Garage Sale Day: 12 (Second Saturday)
*Vinyl Record Day: 12
*World Elephant Day: 12 Link

 

Bagel Day:13  Link (Second Sunday)
*International Lefthander's Day: 13  Link
*National Prosecco Day: 13  Link
Global Sleep Under The Stars Night: 13  (2nd Sunday)
The Spirit of '45 Day: 13 Link (2nd Sunday) 

 


*Military Marriage Day: 14 
*National Lizard Day: 14 Link

*National Navajo Code Talkers Day: 14
*Romance Awareness Day: 14 Link
*Social Security Day: 14
*V-J Day: 14
*World Calligraphy Day: 14 Link


*Best Friends Day: 15
*Chauvin Day: 15
*Check The Chip Day: 15 (Those Implanted in Pets)  Link
*Green Data Day: 15
*National Leathercraft Day: 15  Link
*National Relaxation Day: 15
*National Thrift Shop Day: 15 Link
*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: 16
*National Rum Day: 16 Link
*Surveilance Day: 16 Link  Link


*Baby Boomer's Recognition Day: 17  Link  (Used to be 6/22. Moved to August due to Woodstock.)
*Black Cat Appreciation Day: 17 Link   Link
*I Love My Feet Day: 17 Link
*Meaning of "Is" Day: 17

*National Nonprofit Day: 17  Link



*Bad Poetry Day: 18
*Birth Control Pills Day: 18
Kool-Aid Day: 18-20 Link (3rd Weekend)
Men's Grooming Day: 18  (3rd Friday)

*Mail Order Catalog Day: 18
*National Badge Ribbon Day: 18
*National Fajita 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).

Chef Appreciation Day: 19  (3rd Saturday) (International Chefs Day is  annually October 20)
Clear The Shelters Day: 19 Link  (3rd Saturday)
*Coco Chanel Day: 19
International Geocaching Day: 19 (3rd Saturday)
International Homeless Animals Day: 19 (3rd Saturday)
National Honey Bee Day: 19 Link  (3rd Saturday)
*International Bow (Hair) Day: 19 Link
*International Orangutan Day: 19   Link
*Talk Like Jar Jar Binks 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
*International Day of Remembrance and Tribute To The Victims of Terrorism: 21
*Internet Self-care Day: 21  Link
*National Spumoni Day: 21 Link
*Poet's Day: 21
*Senior Citizen's Day: 21


*Be An Angel Day: 22
*National Bao Day: 22 Link
*National Surgical Oncologist Day: 22 Link
*National Tooth Fairy Day: 22  Link   Link  ( Also February 28)
*
Never Bean Better Day: 22 Link

*Southern Hemisphere Hoodie Hoo Day: 22
*National Bring Your Cat To The Vet Day: 22


*Day For The Remembrance of The Slave Trade & Its Abolition: 23
*Find Your Inner Nerd Day: 23 Link
*Ride The Wind Day: 23 Link (Hang Gliding)
*Valentino Day: 23


*International Strange Music Day: 24 Link
*Knife Day: 24 Link
*National Ukraine Day: 24 Link
*National Waffle Iron Day: 24 Link (Note: Some say this is Waffle Day for the US and not to be confused with Vaffeldagen which is always March 25 in Sweden and Denmark.)
*Pluto Demoted Day: 24
*Vesuvius Day: 24
*Wayzgoose Day: 24 Link
*William Wilberforce 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)
World Daffodil Day: 25 Link  (4th Friday)

 

International Bat Night: 26-27 (Last Full Weekend)
*National Dog Day: 26 Link   Link
*National Toilet Paper Day: 26 Link (Note: This is when it was first sold on a roll by Scott in 1871.  December 8, 1857 was when it was first sold 14 years earlier in the US by Joseph C. Gayetty and is Toilet Paper Appreciation Day.)
*National WebMistress Day: 26   Link
*Women's Equality Day: 26

 

Go Topless Day: 27 Link  (The Sunday closest to August 26 - Women's Equality Day)
*Just Because Day: 27
*Petroleum Day: 27 Link
Pony Express Day: 27 (Last Sunday)
*The Duchess Who Wasn't Day: 27


*Crackers Over The Keyboard Day: 28
*National Power Rangers Day: 28 Link
*National Thoughtful Day: 28 Link
*National Weed Out Hate Day: 28
*Race Your Mouse Around the Icons Day: 28
*Radio Commercials Day: 28
*Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day: 28 (lost pets) Link


*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 (Presidental Declaration-Bush)
*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 
*National Grief Awareness Day: 30  Link
*National Holistic Pet Day: 30
*National Toasted Marshmallow Day: 30  Link


*International Overdose Awareness Day: 31 Link
*Love Litigating Lawyers Day: 31
*National Diatomaceous Earth Day: 31  Link
*National Matchmaker Day: 31  Link



August 2023 Moon Phases


Current Moon View
as of today

1
Full Moon
2:33 pm
EDT

8
FLast Qtr.
6:29 am
EDT

16
New Moon
 5:38 am
EDT

24
First Qtr.
 5:58 am
EDT

30
Full Moon
 9:37 pm
EDT

Full Moon on the 1st 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.

The Full Moon on the 30th is called the "Blue Moon."

 August 12-13: (Peak)  Perseids Meteor Shower.  (About 60 meteors per hour.)  It runs from July 17 to August 24.  But peaks in August.

 


 


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