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August - Diversity, National & International, and Health Awareness Topics

August - Diversity, National & International, and Health Awareness Topics

August 1: Lammas, a festival to mark the annual wheat harvest within some English-speaking countries in the Northern Hemisphere.

August 1: Lughnasadh, a Gaelic festival marking the beginning of the harvest season.

August 1: Fast in Honor of Holy Mother of Jesus, beginning of the 14-day period of preparation for Orthodox Christians leading up to the Dormition of the Virgin Mary.

August 1: International Mahjong Day

August 1: National Girlfriends Day

August 1: National Minority Donor Awareness Day

August 1: Respect for Parents Day

August 1: American Family Day (1st Sunday in August)

August 1: National Sisters Day (1st Sunday in August)

August 1: World Scout Scarf Day

August 1: International Childfree Day

August 1: World Lung Cancer Day

August 1: Yorkshire Day (UK)

August 2: National Coloring Book Day

August 3: National Georgia Day

August 3: National Night Out Day (1st Tuesday in August)

August 4: National Coast Guard Day

August 4: International Clouded Leopard Day

August 5: National Underwear Day

August 5: National Work Like A Dog Day

August 6: Transfiguration of the Lord (Feast of the Transfiguration), celebrated by various Christian denominations, the feast day is dedicated to the transfiguration of Jesus.

August 6: National Fresh Breath Day

August 6: National Wiggle Your Toes Day

August 6: National Water Balloon Day (First Friday in August)

August 6: International Beer Day - First Friday in August

August 7: Purple Heart Day

August 7: National Lighthouse Day

August 7: National Play Outside Day (First Saturday of Every Month)

August 7: National Disc Golf Day (First Saturday in August)

August 8: National Sleep Under The Stars Night

August 8: National Happiness Happens Day

August 8: National Dollar Day

August 8: National Spirit of ‘45 Day - honors the can-do attitude of an entire generation affected by the trials and hardships of World War II.

August 8: World Cat Day/International Cat Day

August 8: International Infinity Day

August 9: National Book Lovers Day

August 9: National Veep Day - recognizes the succession plan of the President of the United States. The day also acknowledges the one president who was neither elected vice president nor president – Gerald Ford.

August 9: International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

August 9: International Coworking Day

August 10: Hijri New Year, the day that marks the beginning of the new Islamic calendar year.

August 10: National Shapewear Day

August 10: National Connecticut Day

August 10: National Lazy Day

August 10: World Lion Day

August 11: Global Kinetic Sand Day

August 11: National Son’s and Daughter Day

August 11: National Presidential Joke Day

August 11: World Calligraphy day - 2nd Wednesday in August

August 12: National Vinyl Record Day

August 12: National Middle Child Day

August 12: International Youth Day

August 12: World Elephant Day

August 13: Black Women’s Equal Pay Day. The aim is to raise awareness about the wider-than-average pay gap between Black women and White men. Black women are paid 62 cents for every dollar paid to white men.

August 13: International Left Handers Day

August 13: National Blame Someone Else Day (First Friday the 13th of the Year)

August 14: National V-J Day (Observed in Europe on August 15)

August 14: National Code Talkers Day

August 14: National Bowling Day (Second Saturday in August)

August 14: National Garage Sale Day (Second Saturday in August)

August 14: World Lizard Day

August 15: Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary, according to the beliefs of the Catholic Church, Eastern and Oriental Orthodoxy, as well as parts of Anglicanism, the day commemorates the bodily taking up of the Virgin Mary into heaven at the end of her earthly life.

August 15: Dormition of the Theotokos, a Great Feast of the Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox and Eastern Catholic Churches that commemorates the "falling asleep," or death, of Mary the Theotokos ("Mother of God") and her bodily resurrection before ascending into heaven.

August 15: National Leathercraft Day

August 15: National Relaxation Day

August 15: National Honey Bee Day (Third Saturday in August)

August 16: National Tell A Joke Day

August 16: National Rollercoaster Day

August 16: National Airborne Day

August 17: Marcus Garvey Day, which celebrates the birthday of the Jamaican politician and activist who is revered by Rastafarians. Garvey is credited with starting the Back to Africa movement, which encouraged those of African descent to return to the land of their ancestors during and after slavery in North America.

August 17: National Nonprofit Day

August 17: National Massachusetts Day

August 17: National I LOVE My Feet Day!

August 17: National Thrift Shop Day

August 17: Black Cat Appreciation Day

August 18-19 (sundown to sundown): Ashura, an Islamic holiday commemorating the day Noah left the ark and the day Allah saved Moses from the Egyptians.

August 18: National Mail Order Catalog Day

August 19: International Bow Day

August 19: National Aviation Day

August 19: World Photography Day

August 19: World Humanitarian Day

August 19: International Orangutan day

August 20: National Radio Day

August 20: World Mosquito Day

August 21: National Brazilian Blowout Day

August 21: National Senior Citizens Day

August 21: International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism

August 21: International Homeless Animals’ Day

August 21: World Honey Bee day (Third Saturday in August)

August 21: International Geocaching Day (Third Saturday in August)

August 22: Obon (Ullambana), a Buddhist festival and Japanese custom for honoring the spirits of ancestors.

August 22: Raksha Bandhan, a Hindu holiday commemorating the loving kinship between a brother and sister. “Raksha” means “protection” in Hindi and symbolizes the longing a sister has to be protected by her brother. During the celebration, a sister ties a string around her brother’s (or brother-figure’s) wrist and asks him to protect her. The brother usually gives the sister a gift and agrees to protect her for life.

August 22: Hungry Ghost Festival, a Chinese holiday where street, market, and temple ceremonies take place to honor dead ancestors and appease other spirits.

August 22: National Surgical Oncologist Day

August 22: National Be An Angel Day

August 22: Never Bean Better Day

August 22: National Tooth Fairy Day

August 22: National Rainbow Baby Day

August 22: International Day Commemorating the Victims Acts of Violence Based on Religious Beliefs

August 23: International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition and the anniversary of the uprising in Santo Domingo (today Haiti and the Dominican Republic) that initiated the abolition of slavery in the Caribbean.

August 23: National Ride The Wind day

August 23: International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

August 24: National Maryland Day

August 24: International Strange Music Day

August 25: National Park Service Founders Day

August 25: National Kiss and Make Up Day

August 25: National Secondhand Wardrobe Day

August 26: Women’s Equality Day, which commemorates the August 26, 1920, certification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that gave women the right to vote. Congresswoman Bella Abzug first introduced a proclamation for Women’s Equality Day in 1971. Since that time, every president has published a proclamation recognizing August 26 as Women’s Equality Day.

August 26: National Dog Day

August 26: National Webmistress Day - National WebMistress Day recognizes women in web development on August 26th.

A WebMistress is a woman who designs, develops, markets and maintains websites. The term has existed since the mid-1990s. In June of 1995, the term officially entered technology’s lexicon. That month, Kat Valentine secured the domain name Taking the name a step further, Valentine then began web development under the job title WebMistress. Comparatively, the term WebMaster arrived on the scene as early as 1986, according to various classified ads.

August 27: National Just Because Day

August 28: National Thoughtful Day

August 28: National Power Rangers Day

August 28: National Bow Tie Day

August 28: Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day

August 29: International Day Against Nuclear Tests

August 29: According to Hoyle Day

August 29-30: Krishna Janmashtami, a Hindu celebration of Lord Vishnu’s most powerful human incarnations, Krishna, the god of love and compassion. Celebrations include praying and fasting.

August 30: National Grief Awareness Day

August 30: National Beach Day

August 30: International Whale Shark Day

August 30: International day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearance

August 31: National South Carolina Day

August 31: National Matchmaker Day

August 31: International Overdose Awareness Day

August Health Awareness Topics:

- Child’s Eye Health and Safety Month

- Gastroparesis Awareness Month

- National Breastfeed Month

o World Breastfeeding Week (Aug. 1 – 6)

- National Immunization Awareness Month

- Psoriasis Action Month

- Summer Sun Safety Month

- World Lung Cancer Day (August 1)

- National Health Center Week (Aug. 9 – 15)

- Contact Lense Health Week (August 19 - 23)

- International Overdose Awareness Day (August 31)

August 2021 National Food Days

August 1: National Raspberry Cream Pie Day

August 2: National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

August 3: National Watermelon Day

August 4: National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

August 5: National Oyster Day

August 5: National IPA Day (First Thursday in August)

August 6: National Root Beer Float Day

August 6: International Beer Day (First Friday in August)

August 7: National Raspberries N’ Cream Day

August 7: National Jamacian Patty Day

August 7: National Mustard Day

August 7: - Mead Day

August 8: - National CBD Day

August 8: - National Frozen Custard Day

August 8: National Sneak Some Zucchini Into Your Neighbor's Porch Day

August 9: National Rice Pudding Day

August 10: National S’mores Day

August 11: National Raspberry Bombe Day

August 12: National Julienne Fries Day

August 13: National Prosecco Day

August 13: National Filet Mignon Day

August 14: National Creamsicle Day

August 15: National Lemon Meringue Pie Day

August 16: National Rum Day

August 18: National Fajita Day

August 18: National Ice Cream Pie Day

August 18: National Pinot Noir Day

August 19: National Soft Ice Cream Day

August 19: National Potato Day

August 20: National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day

August 21: National Spumoni Day

August 22: National Bao Day

August 22: National Pecan Forte Day

August 23: National Sponge Cake Day

August 23: National Cuban Sandwich Day

August 24: National Peace Pie Day

August 24: National Waffle Day

August 25: National Whiskey Sour Day

August 25: National Banana Split Day

August 26: National Cherry Popsicle Day

August 27: National Pots De Creme Day

August 28: National Red Wine Day

August 28: National Cherry Turnover Day

August 28: International Bacon Day (Last Saturday before Labor Day)

August 29: National Chop Suey Day

August 29: National Lemon Juice Day

August 30: National Toasted Marshmallow Day

August 31: National Diatomaceous Earth Day

August 31: National Trail Mix Day

August 2021 National Weeks:

National Management Training Week - 3rd Full Week of August

National Bayalage Week - Week of August 16

Intimate Apparel Market Week - Quarterly

National Cleanse Your Skin Week - August 1 - 7

Twin Days - First Full Weekend

National Minority Donor Awareness Week - August 1 - 7

Sturgis Motorcyle Rally - Beings Friday before First Full Week

International Clown Week - First Week

Simplify Your LIfe Week - First Week

National Farmers Market Week - First Full Week

National Exercise with Your Child Week - First Full Week

Stop on Red Week - First Full Week

International Assistance Dog Week - Starts First Sunday

Satchmo Summerfest - Weekend of August 4

National Bargain Hunting Week - Second Week

National Health Center Week - Second Week

Kool-Aid Days - Second Week

National Hobo Week - Second Week READ MORE:

National Resurrect Romance Week - Second Full Week

Elvis Week - Week of August 16

National Aviation Week - Always during the week of Orville Wright’s Birthday August 19

Be Kind to Humankind Week - Last Week

International Bat Nights - Last Full Weekend

Startup Week Across America - Changes Annually

National Composites Week - Last Full Week

Drive Sober or Get Pulled OVer - Two Weeks before and through Labor Day

Ride Sober or Get Pulled Over - Two weeks before and through Labor Day

August National Months

National Dog Month

Black Business Month

Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month

Family Fun Month

Get Ready for Kindergarten Month

Happiness Happens Month

International Peace Month

MedicAlert Awareness Month

Motorsports Awareness Month

National Back to School Month

National Brownies at Brunch Month

National Catfish Month

National Crayon Collection Month

National Eye Exam Month

National Goat Cheese Month

National Golf Month

National Hair Loss Awareness Month

National Immunization Awareness Month

National Panini Month

National Sandwich Month

National Water Quality Month

National Wellness Month

Romance Awareness Month

Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month