Thursday, July 25, 2013

Calendar Days—Holidays, Special Days & Downright Crazy Days in August

Last month I continued my end of the month post listing all the crazy special days in the coming month. I always share this info on the last Thursday of every month. So be sure to drop by. Today I’m going to continue with the upcoming crazy and normal holidays in the month of June.

Using the calendar for blog post or even article ideas is a great way to jumpstart your creativity. It's also a fun writing prompt idea. 

Calendar days are also great conversation starters for social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.

August Holidays, Special Days & Downright Crazy Days

August is:
Family Fun Month
National Catfish Month
Admit You’re Happy Month
National Picnic Month
Inventor’s Month
National Win with Civility Month
American Artists Appreciation Month
American Indian Heritage Month
National Minority Donor Awareness Month
National Runaway Prevention Month
It's Romance Awareness Month!
Black Business Month
Cataract Awareness Month
National Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Month
National Goat Cheese Month
National Immunization Awareness Month
National Panini Month
What Will Be Your Legacy Month
Romance Awareness Month
National Eye Exam Month
Peach Month
National Golf Month
Water Quality Month

Weekly Celebrations
Week 1:
National Simplify your Life Week
International Clown Week
World Breast Feeding Week

It's Assistance Dog Week!
Week 2:
National Smile Week
National Fraud Awareness Week
National Farmers’ Market Week
Old Fiddler’s Week
Exercise with Your Child Week
Single Working Womens’ Week
Rock for Life Week
Assistance Dog Week
National Resurrect Romance Week

Week 3:
Friendship week
Elvis Week
Feeding Pets of the Homeless Week

Week 4:
Be Kind to Humankind Week
National Safe at Home Week

Individual Days
August 1
National Raspberry Cream Pie Day
Vegetarian Day
National Minority Donor Awareness Day
Girlfriends Day
Spiderman Day
World Wide Web Day
Us Air Force Day
Yorkshire Day

August 2
National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

August 3
National Watermelon Day
National Mustard Day (first Saturday in August)

Celebrate the Twins in your life!
August 4
International Forgiveness Day (first Sunday in August)
Friendship day (first Sunday in August)
Sisters Day (first Sunday in August)
Twin Day Festival
National Doll Day (first Sunday in August)
U.S. Coast Guard Day
Single Working Womans’ Day
Chocolate Chip Day

August 5
Beer Day
Work Like a Dog Day
Assistance Dog Day
National Oyster Day
National Underwear Day

August 6
Wiggle Your Toes Day
Hiroshima Day
National Root Beer Float Day
National Night Out (First Tuesday of August)
Fresh Breath Day

National Lighthouse Day, August 7
August 7
National Lighthouse Day
Sea Serpent Day
Professional Speakers Day
Purple Heart Day

August 8
Sneak Some Zucchini onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day
Happiness Happens Day
Odie Day (Garfield’s Pal)

August 9
Rice Pudding Day
National Polka Festival
International Day of The World’s Indigenous People
Worldwide Art Day
Book Lover’s Day

August 10
Lazy Day
Garage Sale Day (anyone who’s ever held one knows this is NOT a Lazy Day!)
National Duran Duran Day
Skyscraper Appreciation Day
Smithsonian Day
National S’mores Day

August 11
Son and Daughter Day
Ingersoll Day
Presidential Joke Day (did you hear the one about…)

Vinyl Record Day, August 12
August 12
Middle Child’s Day
Vinyl Record Day
Sewing Machine Day
Youth Day

August 13
Left Hander’s Day
Blame Someone Else Day
Chinese Valentine’s Day (also known as Daughter’s Day )

August 14
V-J Day (marks the end of WWII. There are actually 3 dates with this designation. August 14—Japan surrenders; August 15‑Surrender announced to the world; September 2‑Ceremony and formal signing of surrender.)
National Creamsicle Day
National Navajo Code Talkers Day

August 15
V-J Day (see note above)
Lion Day
National Failures Day
Best Friends Day
Chauvin Day
National Relaxation Day

National Airborne Day, August 16
August 16
National Tell a Joke Day
Hug Your Boss Day
National Airborne Day
Men’s Grooming Day
Bratwurst Festival

August 17
National Thriftshop Day
International Geocaching Day (Third Saturday in August)
International Homeless Animals Day (Third Saturday in August)
The Meaning of IS Day

August 18
Bad Poetry Day
Birth Control Pills Day
Mail Order Catalog Day
Serendipity day
World Daffodil Day
God’s Preeminence Day (Third Sunday in August)

August 19
Potato Day
World Humanitarian Day
Aviation Day
Cupcake Day

National Radio Day, August 20
August 20
National Radio Day

August 21
Spumoni Day
Senior Citizen’s Day
Poets Day

August 22
National Tooth Fair Day (is also designated on February 28)
Be an Angel Day

August 23
National Spongecake Day
Valentino Day
Ride the Wind Day

August 24
Knife Day
Vesuvius Day
Pluto Demoted Day
William Wilberforce Day
National Waffle Day

Kiss and Make Up Day, August 25
August 25
Kiss and Make Up Day
Founders Day

August 26
National Cherry Popsicle Day
Women’s Equality Day
National Dog Day

August 27
Global Forgiveness Day
Petroleum Day
The Duchess Who Wasn’t Day (Margaret Wolfe Hungerford, she’s responsible for the popular phrase, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” It’s from her book, Molly Bawn) Just Because Day

August 28
World Sauntering Day
Radio commercials Day
Crackers over the Keyboard Day
Race Your Mouse Around the Icons Day

August 29
More Herbs, Less Salt Day
Individual Rights Day
According to Hoyle Day
International Day Against Nuclear Tests

Slinky Day, August 30
August 30
National Toasted Marshmallow Day
Slinky Day
National Holistic Pet Day
Frankenstein Day

August 31
Love Litigating Lawyers Day
National Trail Mix Day
Franchise Appreciation Day

Now let's do a little brainstorming for next month. What are some of your favorite days from the list and how do you propose using them?

Don't forget to join the conversation!


  1. "Race your mouse around the icons day" Who'd ever think of that?

  2. I read " Race your mouse around the HOUSE day", and I wondered where I was going to find a mouse.

  3. I plan on celebrating my amazing middle child on the 12th and since the 19th is when we start homeschooling again, I will celebrate with cupcakes. We will be sure to do something on Frankenstein Day...can't imagine what though:)

  4. Oh, I'm definitely looking forward to celebrating "Lazy Day" on the 10th. It's a good thing that falls on a Saturday! :)
    I also think we'll invite the cousins over and celebrate National Toasted Marshmallow Day around the fire pit.