August 2022 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 2022 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 (8/23 - 9/19)  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 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
Rye Month Link
Tomboy Tools Month Link
What Will Be Your Legacy Month
World Mutt-i-grees Rescue Month  Link

August 2022 Weekly Holidays


*Happiness Happens Week: 1-7 Link
*International Clown Week: 1-7 Link
National Bargain Hunting Week: 1-7  (First Mon.-Sun Week)
*National Cleanse Your Skin Week: 1-7  Link
*National Minority Donor Awareness Week: 1-7
Psychic Week: 1-5 (First Week)
Single Working Women's Week: 1-7  Link
(Always has 8/4 in it which is Single Working Women's Day. So, sometimes begins last week of July.)

*Simplify Your Life Week: 1-7
*World Breastfeeding Week: 1-7 Link
National Exercise With Your Child Week: 1-7
*Rock for Life Week: 4-7 Link
Sturgis Rally: 5-14 Link (Begins 1st Friday in August for 10 days)
Tall Timber Days: 5-7 (First Weekend)

Assistance Dog Week: 7-13  Link Link
Knights of Columbus Family Week: 7-13 (First Full Week)
National Farmers' Market Week: 7-13  Link (First Full Week)
National Health Center Week: 7-13 Link  (First Full Week)
International Psychic Week: 7-13  Link (First Full Week)
Stop on Red Week:7-13 Link
Elvis Week: 10-16 Link

National Hobo Week: 11-14 Link
National Motorcycle Week: 14-20 Link (2nd Week)
Feeding Pets of the Homeless Week: 14-20 Link  Link  (Always 2nd Week)
National Resurrect Romance Week: 14-20 (2nd  Full Week)
Weird Contest Week: 14-20 (Second Week)
*National Aviation Week: 14-20  (Always week of Orville Wright's Birthday on  19th)
US Amateur Golf Week: 15-21
Numismatic Week (World's Fair of Money): 16-20
*Minority Enterprise Development Week: 18-24

Brake Safety Week: 21-27  Link
National Chef's Appreciation Week: 21-27  Link  (3rd Week)
National Composites Week: 22-28  Link
National Safe at Home Week: 22-26 (Last M-F Week)
*Be Kind To Humankind Week: 25-31
International Bat Night: 27-28 (Last Full Weekend)
National Chuckwagon Races: 27-9/4
North American Organic Brewers Days: 27-28 Link (Last Weekend) 

US Open Tennis Championships: 29-9/11
World Water Week: 29-9/2  Link
National Sweet Corn Week: 31-9/2



August 2022 Daily Holidays

 

Assistance Dog Day: 1  Link Link  (Monday of Assistance Dog Week)
*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
*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
National Night Out: 2 Link  (First Tuesday) 
*National Rap Music Day: 2  Link
*Take A Penny/Leave A Penny Day: 2  Link  

 

*Friendship Day: 3 Link (Also July 30)
International Albarino Day: 3 (First Wednesday)
*Watermelon Day: 3  Link


*Coast Guard Day: 4
India Pale Ale Beer Day: 4 Link  (First Thursday)

*National Chocolate Chip Day: 4 Link
*Raisin Bran Day: 4  Link
*Single Working Women's Day: 4
*Social Security Day: 4


Braham Pie Day or Homemade Pie Day: 5 (First Friday)
International Beer Day: 5 Link   Link  (First Friday)
*National Oyster Day: 5  Link
*National Underwear Day: 5 Link
National Water Balloon Day: 5  (First Friday)
Tomboy Tools Day: 5  (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 Clown Day: 6 (Saturday that falls on Clown Week 1-7)
National Disc Golf Day: 6 (First Saturday)  Link
*National Fresh Breath (Halitosis)  Day: 6
National Mustard Day: 6 (First Saturday) Link
National Play Outside Day: 6 Link (First Saturday)
*National Root Beer Float Day: 6  Link  (See also August 19.)
Sandcastle Day: 6 (First Saturday)
Tisha B'Av: 6



American Family Day: 7  Link  (First Sunday)
Bagel Day: 7  Link (First Sunday)
Friendship Day: 7 Link (First Sunday)   (Different than "International Friendship Day" in July. )
*Lighthouse Day: 7  Link
National Doll Day: 7 Link  (First Sunday)
National Kids' Day: 7 (First Sunday) Link
National Psychic Day: 7  Link  Link  (First Sunday)
*Particularly Preposterous Packaging Day: 7
*Professional Speakers Day: 7
*Purple Heart Day: 7
Sister's Day: 7 (First Sunday)

Ashura: 8
*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
The Spirit of '45 Day: 14 Link (2nd Sunday) 
*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 Hip Hop Day: 11 Link
*Presidential Joke Day: 11


*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
Shop Online For Groceries Day:12 (2nd Friday)
*Vinyl Record Day: 12
*World Elephant Day: 12 Link

 


*International Lefthander's Day: 13  Link
*National Prosecco Day: 13  Link
Free Comic Book Day: 13 Link (Moved from May 1)  (Second Saturday)
Global Sleep Under The Stars Night: 13  (2nd Sunday)
Middle Child Day: 13 (Second Saturday)
National Bowling Day: 13 Link (Second Saturday)
National Garage Sale Day: 13 (Second Saturday)

 

*Military Marriage Day: 14 
*National Navajo Code Talkers 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 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
Congressional Start-up Day 2022: 17  Link
*I Love My Feet Day: 17 Link
*Meaning of "Is" Day: 17
National Medical Dosimetrist Day: 17 (Third Wednesday)

*National Nonprofit Day: 17  Link



*Bad Poetry Day: 18
*Birth Control Pills Day: 18

*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).
*Coco Chanel Day: 19
*International Bow (Hair) Day: 19 Link
*International Orangutan Day: 19   Link
Kool-Aid Day: 19-21 Link (3rd Weekend)
Men's Grooming Day: 19  (3rd Friday)
*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

 

Chef Appreciation Day: 20 Link  (3rd Saturday)
Clear The Shelters Day: 20 Link  (3rd Saturday)
International Geocaching Day: 20 (3rd Saturday)
International Homeless Animals Day:20 (3rd Saturday)
National Honey Bee Day: 20 Link  (3rd Saturday)
*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
*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
*Ride The Wind Day: 23 Link (Hang Gliding)
*Valentino Day: 23


*International Strange Music Day: 24 Link
*Knife Day: 24 Link
*National Waffle Iron Day: 24 Link
*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)

Mike, The Headless Chicken Day: 26 Link (Moved from May)
*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

 

International Bat Night: 27-28 (Last Full Weekend)
*Just Because Day: 27
*Petroleum Day: 27 Link
*The Duchess Who Wasn't Day: 27
World Daffodil Day: 26 Link  (4th Friday)


*Crackers Over The Keyboard Day: 28
Go Topless Day: 28 Link  (The Sunday closest to August 26 - Women's Equality Day)
*National Power Rangers Day: 28 Link
*National Weed Out Hate Day: 28
Pony Express Day: 28 (Last Sunday)
*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 2022 Moon Phases


Current Moon View
as of today

5
First Qtr.
7:07  am
EDT

11
FFull Moon
9:36 pm
EDT

 

19
Last Qtr.
 12:36  am
EDT

27
New Moon
 4:16 am
EDT

Full Moon on the 11th 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 Perseids Meteor Shower that goes from July 17 to August 24 will peak on August 13.


 


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