August 2021 Holidays


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August is named after the very first Roman emperor (and grandnephew of Julius Caesar) Augustus Caesar (63BC - AD14).
Stone = Peridot      Flower = Gladiolus

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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 2021 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
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 2021 Weekly Holidays

Assistance Dog Week: 1-7  Link Link
*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
International Psychic Week: 1-7  Link (First Full Week)
*Simplify Your Life Week: 1-7
*World Breastfeeding Week: 1-7 Link
National Exercise With Your Child Week: 1-7
Knights of Columbus Family Week: 1-7 (First Full Week)
National Farmers' Market Week: 1-7  Link (First Full Week)
National Health Center Week: 1-7 Link  (First Full Week)
Stop on Red Week:1-7 Link
Gold Panning Week: 2-7  Link  Cancelled
National Bargain Hunting Week: 2-8  (First Mon.-Sun Week)
Single Working Women's Week: 2-8  Link
(Always has 8/4 in it which is Single Working Women's Day. So, sometimes begins last week of July.)

National Environmental Services Week: 2-20 Link

*Rock for Life Week: 4-7 Link
International Tree Climbing Days: 6-8 Link Cancelled
Sturgis Rally: 6-15 Link (Begins 1st Friday in August for 10 days)
National Motorcycle Week: 8-14 Link (2nd Week)
Feeding Pets of the Homeless Week: 8-14 Link  Link  (Always 2nd Week)
National Resurrect Romance Week: 8-14 (2nd  Full Week)
Weird Contest Week: 8-14 (Second Week)
Safe and Sound Week: 9-15 Link
US Amateur Golf Week: 9-15
Numismatic Week (World's Fair of Money): 10-14
Elvis Week: 11-17 Link

National Hobo Week: 12-15 Link
*National Aviation Week: 15-21  (Always week of Orville Wright's Birthday on  19th)
National Chef's Appreciation Week: 15-21  Link  (3rd Week)
*Minority Enterprise Development Week: 18-24
National Little League Week: 19-29  (Moved from June)  Link
Brake Safety Week: 22-28  Link
National Composites Week: 23-27  Link
National Safe at Home Week: 23-27 (Last M-F Week)
World Water Week: 23-27  Link
Paralympic Games: 24-9/5
*Be Kind To Humankind Week: 25-31
International Bat Night: 28-29 (Last Full Weekend)
North American Organic Brewers Days: 28-29 Link (Last Weekend) 

US Open Tennis Championships: 30-9/12


August 2021 Daily Holidays

 

American Family Day: 1  Link  (First Sunday)
Friendship Day: 1 Link (First Sunday)   (Different than "International Friendship Day" in July. )
*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 Doll Day: 1 Link  (First Sunday)
National Kids' Day: 1 (First Sunday) Link
*National Mahjong Day: 1  Link
*National Minority Donor Awareness Day: 1
National Psychic Day: 1  Link  Link  (First Sunday)
*Respect For Parents: 1
*Rounds Resounding Day: 1
Sister's Day: 1 (First Sunday)
*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

 


Assistance Dog Day: 2  Link Link  (Monday of Assistance Dog Week)
*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)
National Night Out: 3 Link  (First Tuesday) 
*Watermelon Day: 3  Link


*Coast Guard Day: 4
International Albarino Day: 4 (First Wednesday)

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


India Pale Ale Beer Day: 5 Link  (First Thursday)
*National Oyster Day: 5  Link
*National Underwear Day: 5 Link

 

Braham Pie Day or Homemade Pie Day: 6 (First Friday)
*Hiroshima Day: 6
International Beer Day: 6 Link   Link  (First Friday)
*National Fresh Breath (Halitosis)  Day: 6
*National Root Beer Float Day: 6  Link  (See also August 19.)
National Water Balloon Day: 6  (First Friday)
Tomboy Tools Day: 6  (First Friday)
Twins Day: 6-8 Link   (First Full Weekend)




International Hangover Day: 7  Link (Always the day  after International Beer Day)
*Lighthouse Day: 7  Link
Mead Day: 7 Link (First Saturday)
National Clown Day: 7 (Saturday that falls on Clown Week 1-7)
National Disc Golf Day: 7 (First Saturday)  Link
National Mustard Day: 7 (First Saturday) Link
National Play Outside Day: 7 Link (First Saturday)
*Particularly Preposterous Packaging Day: 7
*Professional Speakers Day: 7
*Purple Heart Day: 7
Sandcastle Day: 7 (First Saturday)

 

 

 Bagel Day: 8  Link
*Dalek Day: 8 Link (See also Dec. 21)
*Digital Nomad Day: 8
Global Sleep Under The Stars Night: 8  (2nd Sunday)
*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: 8 Link (2nd Sunday) 
*Wear Your Mother's Jewelry Day: 8

 


*Book Lovers Day: 9  Link
*International Day of The World's Indigenous People: 9
Islamic New Year: 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
*Vinyl Record Day: 12
*World Elephant Day: 12 Link

 

Blame Someone Else Day: 13 (First Friday the 13th of the Year)
*International Lefthander's Day: 13  Link
*National Prosecco Day: 13  Link
Shop Online For Groceries Day:13 (2nd Friday)

 

Free Comic Book Day: 14 Link (Moved from May 1)  (Second Saturday)
*Military Marriage Day: 14 
Middle Child Day: 14 (Second Saturday)
National Bowling Day: 14 Link (Second Saturday)
National Garage Sale Day: 14 (Second Saturday)
*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
*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 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


Ashura: 18-19
*Bad Poetry Day: 18
*Birth Control Pills Day: 18
Congressional Start-up Day 2021: 18  Link

*Mail Order Catalog Day: 18
*National Badge Ribbon Day: 18
*National Fajita Day: 18
National Medical Dosimetrist Day: 18 (Third Wednesday)
*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
*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

 

Kool-Aid Day: 20-22 Link (3rd Weekend)
Men's Grooming Day: 20  (3rd Friday)
*National Radio Day: 20  Link
*World Mosquito Day: 20  Link


*Brazilian Blow-out Day: 21 Link
Chef Appreciation Day: 21 Link  (3rd Saturday)
Clear The Shelters Day: 21 Link  (3rd Saturday)
*International Day of Remembrance and Tribute To The Victims of Terrorism: 21
International Geocaching Day: 21 (3rd Saturday)
International Homeless Animals Day:21 (3rd Saturday)
National Honey Bee Day: 21 Link  (3rd Saturday)
*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
Go Topless Day: 23 Link  (The Sunday closest to August 26 - Women's Equality Day)
*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)


*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

 
*Just Because Day: 27
Mike, The Headless Chicken Day: 27 Link (Moved from May)
*Petroleum Day: 27 Link
*The Duchess Who Wasn't Day: 27
World Daffodil Day: 27 Link  (4th Friday)


*Crackers Over The Keyboard Day: 28
International Bat Night: 28-29 (Last Full Weekend)
*National Power Rangers Day: 28 Link
*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)
Pony Express Day: 29 (Last Sunday)



*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 2021 Moon Phases


Current Moon View
as of today

8
New Moon
9:50 am
EDT

15
FFirst Qtr.
11:21 am
EDT

 

22
Full Moon
 8:02 am
EDT

30
Last Qtr.
 3:15 am
EDT

Full Moon on the 22nd 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 Perseid Meteor Showers occur  August 9-13 

The Aurigid Meteor Showers occur on August 31.


 

 


Credits:
Chases Calendar of Events 2020, Rowman & Littlefield
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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