Monday, August 1, 2011

August Observances!

Some Like It Hot!!!

Flower of the month: Gladiolus & PoppyZodiac Signs:  Leo / VirgoAugust Birthstone:  Peridot
Month Long Observances:
American Artist Appreciation Month
Berry Month
Children's Good Manners Month
Eat Desert First Month
Family Fun Month
Goat Cheese Month
Little League Baseball Month
National Catfish Month
National Golf Month
National Hypnosis Awareness Month
National Parks Month
National Peach Month
National Watermelon Month
Pooh Friendship Month
Romance Awareness Month
Sandwich Month

Weekly Observances:
First week of August in Wales, the National Eisteddfod of Wales is held, in which many aspects of Welsh art and culture are celebrated.
First week of August in Sweden, the Medieval Week of Wisby in Gotland is held each year.
The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is held the first full week in August each year.
Edinburgh Festival is an internationally famous arts festival that takes place during August
The Philippines celebrates August as the Buwan ng Wika ("Language Month")
Happiness Happens Month
Inventors' Month
The first week of August is "Indian Week" for the Penobscot Tribe in Old Town, Maine. In this week, members of the Penobscot Tribe from all over Maine venture to the Penobscot Indian Island Reservation in Old Town and take part in games, Native American arts and crafts, pow-wows, cook-outs, etc.
The first full weekend in August each year, Twinsburg, Ohio, celebrates Twins Days.
Bon festival – a Japanese traditional Buddhist custom, evolved into a family reunion holiday.

Week One
International Clown Week
National Smile Week
Video Game Week

Week Two
Elvis Week
National Apple Week
National Bargain Hunting Week
National Resurrect Romance Week

Week Three
American Dance Week
Don't Wait - Celebrate! Week
National Aviation Week
Thanks for All the Gifts Week
Weird Contest Week

Week Four
National Veterinary Week

Daily Observances:

August 1
Girlfriend's Day
Holiday Inn Birthday (1952) (My answer to camping!!)
Homemade Pie Day
International Friendship Day
MTV's 30th Birthday (1981)
National Raspberry Cream Pie Day
Play Ball Day
Respect for Parent's Day
Sports Day

August 2
Dinosaurs Day
National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

August 3
American Canoe Association Day
American Family Day
International Forgiveness Day
National Park Day
National Waffle Day
National Watermelon Day

August 4st 4
Backgammon Day
Champagne Day
Hooray for Kids Day!
Kentucky Fried Chicken Day (1952)
National Chocolate Chip Day

August 5
Green Peppers Day
International Beer Day
Work Like a Dog Day

August 6
Chinese Valentine's Day
Lucille Ball's Birthday (1911)
National Fresh Breath Day
National Gossip Day
Wiggle Your Toes Day

August 7
Friendship Day
Beach Party Day
National Kid's Day
National Night Out
Sea Serpent Day
Sisters Day
National Lighthouse Day
National Night Out

August 8
Admit You're Happy Day
$$Dollar$$ Day (US dollar bill debuted)
Swim Day
Victory Day (AKA – VJ Day)

August 9
Book lovers Day
Celebrate Your Lakes Day
Dance A Polka Day
International Art Appreciation Day
National Hand holding Day
National Rice Pudding Day
National Underwear Day
Smokey the Bears Birthday (1944)

August 10
Gals Night Out
Lazy day
Smithsonian Day
Smores Day
Spoil Your Dog Day

August 11
Kool-Aid Day
Play in the Sand Day

August 12
Daughter's Day
Sewing Machine Day
Truck Driver Day
Vinyl Record Day

August 13
Blame Someone Else Day
International Left Handers Day
National Garage Sale Day!!! (LET’S GO!!!)
Roller Derby Day (1935)

August 14
Color Book Day (1457)
National Creamsicle Day
Alfred Hitchcock's Birthday

August 15
Angel Food Cake Day
Best Friends Day
National Failures Day
National Relaxation Day
Wizard of Oz Day (1939)

August 16
International Tell a Joke Day
Elvis Presley Commemoration Day
National Golf Day
Roller Coaster Day (1898)
Rum Day

August 17
National Thrift Shop Day  (I’m there!)
Davy Crockett's Birthday (1786)

August 18
Bad Poetry Day
Cupcake Day

August 19
"Black Cow" Root Beer Float
Indianapolis 500 Speedway Day (Debuted in 1909)
National Aviation Day
Orville Wright's Birthday (1871)
Potato Day
Sesame Street's Snuffleupagus's Birthday
World Youth Day

August 20
Bamboo Day
Lemonade Day (Paris, 1630)
Pony Express Day
National Radio Day
Sandcastle and Sculpture Day
World Daffodil Day

August 21
Poets Day
Senior Citizens Day
Christopher Robin's Birthday
Oldsmobile Day (1897)

August 22
Cadillac Day (1901)
National Be an Angel Day
National Punctuation Day
National Tooth Fairy Day
Southern Hemisphere Hoodie hoo Day

August 23
Buttered Corn Day
Eat a Peach Day (Georgia Day)
National Gymnastics Day
National Sponge Cake Day
Valentino Day

August 24
National Waffle Day
Shooting Star Day
Strange Music Day

August 25
Kiss and Make-up Day
National Neighborhood Day

August 26
Children's Day
Lucky You Day / Make your own luck day
National Dog Day
National Cherry Popsicle Day

August 27
Banana Lovers Day
International Forgiveness Day
Mother Teresa's Birthday (1910)
Tarzan Day (1912)

August 28
Dream Day
National Bow Tie Day
Race Your Mouse Around The Icons Day

August 29
Mary Poppins Day (1964)

August 30
Frankenstein Day
National Toasted Marshmallow Day

August 31
Eat Outside Day
Princess Diana's Memorial Day

So, what's your favorite day in August?

Mine isn't even on the list above....August 23rd is dh & my 25th Wedding Anniversary this year!!!  Woo Hoo!!!

Post a comment telling me your favorite holiday or observance and you'll be entered to win a couple sets of clear Scrappy Cat stamps...Hibiscus & Botanicals.

You have until 8- 14 -11 to post your comment to be entered to win.

Good Luck Everyone
Happy August!!!


  1. August 8th is my hubby's and my oldest daughter's birthdays. So I am going with the 8th!

  2. I would say National Thrift Day!I love going through thrift stores hunting for treasures.
    Elaine in Jersey

  3. August 12th-Sewing machine day! And, Happy Anniversary!

  4. Hi Roni: Happy Anniversary this month! I love the month of August as it is my daughter's birthday on the 7th and my birthday on the 27th. August was always special growing up becaused we always made hand crank ice cream for my birthday. YUM!!!

  5. Would be either Aug 10 Spoil Your Dog day or Aug 26th which is National Dog Day? Love my dogs to bits.
    Happy Anniversary

  6. for august guess it would be august 3rd because that's my brothers' birthday.
    happy anniversary!
    stamping sue

  7. My favorite is Aug 27th / International Forgiveness Day.

  8. August 12th my nephews I always had such a great time with him fishing,bowling and partying

  9. This year it's August 25th, I'm going to the stamping weekend called Medina in Bielefeld.

  10. Wooohooooo!!! Happy anniversary! I would have to say August 4th....champagne and kfc!!!! yummy!

  11. I would have to say August 12th, Daughter's Day, is my favorite. Can't wait to do something special for my sweet girls, 7 and 9.

    I really love the calendars you post each month. Thanks for taking the time to pull all this information together. :)

  12. I love Aug 13th.... Blame Someone Else Day. That's a good one!
    Happy Anniversary!

  13. august 11---Mark and his sister Nancy's, birthday (5 years apart). AKA as Kool-aid day with a name like that It cant be all bad

  14. Happy Anniversary!!
    My favorite days in August are the 14th and the 31st. my niece's birthdays.

  15. These monthly calendar events you post are so fun! Thank you for doing this!

    August has always been my favorite month of the entire year! It is that last sweet lingering month of Summer that always ushers in the beginning of Fall with the changing of the leaves, cooler weather and bountiful harvests from the garden.

    August 21st is my birthday, and it was so fun to read that Christopher Robin's birthday is the same day!

    While I love the Summer months (living in northern MN) every warm day is a treasure... August has always felt like a transition month, ushering in the more predictable and orderly months of the year...

    For me, August symbolizes transitions - heading into new beginnings, the more orderly months of Fall, school, predictable routines, preparations for the holidays, etc.

    This year August is going to be very special for me. The closing of the family cabin where I have lived for years. My long awaited appointment at the Mayo clinic with hopes they can find better ways to treat my medical disability so the daily quality of my life might improve! And the excitement of finding a new home where I can create a dedicated art studio...

    The list goes on - but I think I have shared enough for you to know how special August is for me.

    Happy Anniversary for you and your husband! My parent's anniversary was also in August.

    I can't thank you enough for sharing your art with us! Your blog is my favorite and it is the first blog I check out when I get up in the mornings.

  16. My favourite day is August 31, a bittersweet day. August 31 is my birthday, forever entwined with Princess Diana's death. :( But the yin to the yang is that I can eat outside (a favourite pastime).

  17. Happy Anniversary!
    My favorite day is "back to school" for our kids Aug. 17th! I love having them home all summer but we are ready for a change : )

  18. August is the busiest of all the Summer months for me! Between myself & my dh, we have 14 b-days on August 29th! August 10th is my daughter's b-day and we always try to be together that day!

    From the observations you've listed there are some great ones there too!
    1. Nat'l Peach Month - my favorite fruit!
    2. Children's Good Manners Month - a must have in my mind! My daughter has always had good manners & made sure her girls do too.
    3. I LOVE Week 2! All of it!!!!
    4. August 17th - Thrift Shop Day! It just can't get any better than that either!

    Happy 25th Anniversary to you & your DH!! That's awesome!! Enjoy!

    Thanks Roni for bringing this to us!! You're the best in blogworld!

  19. This is great! Some of the stuff is way out there to me, but I'm sure some one some where anticipates each special day. We gotta love that August is American Artist Appreciation Month! And National Ice Cream Sandwich Day should be a legal holiday! Does National Underwear Day get celebrated by showing off your underwear or going without altogether? lol Maybe they can also utilize Blame Someone Else Day a few days after! There are so many good fun August Days, but the National Park Day is tops on my list. I love our parks and I'm always glad to see people out enjoying them!

  20. Have an awesome day on the 23rd!
    My gosh.. there's so many weird ones! Beeing in Norway there's not many of theese that are current for us, but my mum's birthday is the 12th & one of my brothers has the 17th ~ so yeah for August! :)
    And I'm going to make use of theese days...

    August 13 * Blame Someone Else Day ~ I sure will!!! ;)

    August 15 * Wizard of Oz Day (1939)
    ~ This is one of my all time favourites, so gonna watch it again!

    August 17 * National Thrift Shop Day ~ So cool! There's a day for that too? Well then, me & my mum go each month, this time maybe on this specific day! :)

    August 29 * Mary Poppins Day (1964)
    ~ Will watch it again with my little niece, there's so much garbage programs made for kids theese days, time I show her a classic goodie! :)

  21. So today is August 14, which is also National Creamsicle day!! Woo hoo!!
    Happy Anniversary to you Roni!

  22. I have a granddaught and a daughter born in August. So the 8th and 24th are special. the last Sunday in August is a family reunion,I get to see cousins I only see maybe once a year and to reminisce about grandparents, parents, uncles, aunts and past relatives gone but not forgotten. And the best food, ever.


Thanks for your thoughts and comments!