August Holidays

 

Dates for 2017
tealdot indicates dates that vary from year to year

Fun Facts

Late July/Early August

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August or September

  • Hopi Snake Dance, Native American, held every other year

Weekly Observances

~Week 1~
  • Eisteddfod Genedlaethol, Wales
  • National Psychic Week
  • Turtles International Awareness Week
 ~Week 2~
  • National Apple Week
~Week 3~
  • American Dance Week
  • National Aviation Week
~Week 4~
  • Be Kind to Humankind Week
  • Carpenter Ant Awareness Week
Monthly Observances
  • Family Meals Month
  • Foot Health Month
  • Harvest Month
  • National Catfish Month
  • National Coffee Month
  • National Parks Month
  • National Sandwich Month
  • Peach Month
  • Romance Awareness Month
Daily Observances
1 Cheyenne Frontier Day
Gule of August, Wales
Homowo, Ghana
Lady Day Eve
Lammas
National Raspberry Cream Pie Day
St. Ethelwold’s Day
2 Dryads Day
National Ice Cream Sandwich Day
Nuestra Senora de los Angeles, Costa Rica
Sinjks Alka, Yugoslavia
St. Elias’ Day
St. Sidwell’s Day
3 Bourguiba Harib Day, Turkey
National Watermelon Day
Minstrel’s Gathering, Germany
Royal National Eosteddfod, Wales
4 National Chocolate Chip Day
Peer Gynt Festival Days begin, Norway
Vigil of St. Oswald
5 Grotto Day
Joust of the Quintana, Italy
National Mustard Day
National Oyster Day
National Waffle Day
St. James’ Day
St. Oswald’s Day
6 Canadian Goose Festival
National Root Beer Float Day
Peace Festival, Japan
St. Hormisdas’ Day
Tan Hill Festival
7 National Lighthouse Day
National Raspberries ‘n Cream Day
Pea Festival
St. Albert of Trapani’s Day
St. Cajetan’s Day
8 Burryman Festival, Scotland
National Frozen Custard Day
National Zucchini Day
St. Dominic’s Day
St. Hormisdas’ Day
9 Chih Nu, China
Cranham Feast, Gloucestershire, UK
National Polka Festival
National Rice Pudding Day
Popcorn Festival
Singapore Independence Day
10 National S’Mores Day
St. Lawrence of Rome’s Day
St. Oswald of Northumbria’s Day
Feast of Geraint
11 National Raspberry Bombe Day
Night of the Shooting Stars
Perseids; Meteor Night
St. Susanna’s Day
Zimbabwe Heroes’ Day
12 Glorious Twelfth; Grouse
International Youth Day
Lights of Isis
National Toasted Almond Bar Day Season, Scotland
St. Grouse’s Day
St. Porcarius’ Day
13 Congo National Festival begins
Festival of Huitzilopochtls, Aztec
Festival of the Volcano, Antigua, Guatemala
International Lefthanders Day
National Filet Mignon Day
14 Assumption Eve, France
Festival of Sassari, Sardinia
La Torta dei Fieschi, Italy
Liberty Tree Day, Massachusetts
National Creamsicle Day
St. Werenfrid’s Day
V-J Day
15 Ferragosto, Italy
Great Mother Goddess Day
Lichtenstein National Day
National Lemon Meringue Pie Day
National Relaxation Day
St. Mary’s Day
16 Bratwurst Festival
Cyprus Independence Day
Elvis Presley Day
Monty Python Day
National Rum Day
Baba Au Rhum Day
St. Roche’s Day
St. Joachim’s Day
St. Simplicianus’ Day
St. Stephen of Hungray’s Day
Watermelon Festival
17 Archeology Day
Indonesia Independence Day
National Vanilla Custard Day
St. Hyacinth’s Day
St. Mamas’ Day
18 Carrot Fest, Ontario, Canada
National Ice Cream Pie Day
St. Agapitus’ Day
St. Helena’s Day
19 Afghanistan Independence Day
National Aviation Day
National Hot and Spicy Food Day
National Soft Ice Cream Day
Potato Day
St. John Eudes’ Day
20 Moon’s Birthday, Aztecs
National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day
National Lemonade Day
National Radio Day
St. Oswin’s Day
St. Philbert’s Day
St. Stephen’s Festival, Budapest, Hungary
21 Festival of Goliath, Ath, Belgium
National Senior Citizens Day
National Spumoni Day
St. Bernard Tolomei’s Day
St. Jane Frances de Chantal’s Day
22 Americas Cup Day
Be An Angel Day
National Eat a Peach Day
Immaculate Heart of Mary Festival
National Pecan Torte Day
St. Symphorian’s Day
23 Day of Nemesea
King Richard III Day
Kirvis, Lithuania
Festival of Fire
National Plumber’s Day
National Spongecake Day
Permanent Press Day
Schuetzenfest, Germany
St. Apollinaris’ Day
St. Rose of Lima’s Day
Vertumnalia
24 National Peach Pie Day
National Waffle Day
Schaferlauf, Germany
St. Bartholomew’s Day
St. Owen of Rouen’s Day
25 Begonia Festival, Belgium
Hershey Pennsylvania Dutch Days begin
International Zucchini Festival
National Banana Split Day
St. Louis of France’s Day
St. Joseph Calasanctius’ Day
26 Ilmatar, Finland
National Cherry Popsicle Day
National Dog Day
St. Zephyrinnus’ Day
Susan B. Anthony Day, Massachusetts
Welling Pioneer Day, Canada
27 Banana Lovers Day
Moldova National Day
National Pots de Creme Day
Nativity of Isis
Notting Hill Carnival, London
St. Caesarius’ Day
St. Monica’s Day
Plague Sunday, Gloucestershire, UKtealdot
28 Dream Day Quest and Jubilee
National Cherry Turnover Day
St. Augustine of Hippo’s Day
St. Hermes’ Day
Double Seventh (Qixi Festival)tealdot
29 Chop Suey Day
Feast of Augustus
More Herbs Less Salt Day
National Whiskey Sour Day
St. Sabina’s Day
30 Charisteria
International Pow Wow Ceremony, Gallup, NM
National Toasted Masrhmallow Day
Santa Rosa de Lima, Peru
St. Fiacre’s Day
St. Pammachius’ Day
31 Eat Outside Day
Grape Blessing Day, Armenia
National Trail Mix Day
St. Aidan’s Day
Trinidad and Tobago Independence Day
National Days refer to the USA unless stated otherwise.
Jewish and Muslim holidays begin the previous day at sundown.

 

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