International Beer Day

International Beer Day

1st August (First Friday of August)

If you look around your city, one of the staples of any city is a good bar, a friendly pub or a busy club. So no matter if your in rural Ireland, busy Hong Kong...

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    Mustard Day

    Mustard Day

    2nd August (First Saturday of August)

    Mustard Day was founded on a whim by Jill Sengstock in 1988, before changing hands to the National Mustard Museum in 1991. It's aim is rather self explanatory; to celebrate and honour one of the...

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    Sisters’ Day

    Sisters’ Day

    3rd August (First Sunday of August)

    Whether it is in the closest of bonds or the farthest of distance between us, our family is some of the closest ties many of us have outside of marriage and children. This day is...

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    India Pale Ale Day

    India Pale Ale Day

    7th August (First Thursday of August)

    Get ready to raise a glass and celebrate India Pale Ale Beer Day. This annual occasion aims to increase appreciation of one of the world's most popular types of craft beer, using social media to...

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      Garage Sale Day

      Garage Sale Day

      9th August (Second Saturday of August)

      It's time to clean out some old junk - but one person's junk may be another's treasure! Garage Sale Day is an excuse to set up a table in your garage or on your lawn, put...

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      Men’s Grooming Day

      Men’s Grooming Day

      15th August (Third Friday of August)

      There's a lot of stigma around male grooming. But in today's society it's simply not acceptable to be scruffy, smelly and unkempt. So catch up, men! Men's Grooming Day encourages men everywhere to buy and...

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        World Honey Bee Day

        World Honey Bee Day

        16th August (Third Saturday of August)

        World Honey Bee Day, previously known as Honey Bee Awareness Day, is an idea put together by beekeepers in the USA, who petitioned the USDA in 2009 for an official day to honour honey bees...

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          Hug Your Boss Day

          Hug Your Boss Day

          22nd August

          Every day we come in and they make sure the office is running smoothly. Problem with a client? You better believe it’s the boss who handles it first. Feeling sick and needing to go home?...

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            Burger Day

            Burger Day

            27th August

            At the base level, a burger is a piece of meat and a bun with something on it. It's simple but it seems to make a lot of people happy.Danny Meyer Burgers are indeed the...

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              Franchise Appreciation Day

              Franchise Appreciation Day

              30th August (Last Saturday of August)

              The grouping of businesses together under one banner to promote sales and make it cheaper to buy, and produce, the items or services that they do. While many people see a franchise as a whole...

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                Pony Express Day

                Pony Express Day

                31st August (Last Sunday of August)

                Pony Express Day celebrates those brave souls who made up the unique mail delivery system of the same name. Back in the days of the wild west, there was no Fed Ex, no Postal Service...

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                  Girl Friends Day

                  Girl Friends Day

                  Every August 1st

                  Not quite like Valentine's Day – this is about the girl friends. Two different words, referencing your friends. Not romantic entanglement, but friendly concourse and relaxation. History of Girl Friend's Day Let us begin with what...

                  Ice Cream Sandwich Day

                  Ice Cream Sandwich Day

                  Every August 2nd

                  The cold twin bursts of chocolate with the soft hint of vanilla between, leading to a small explosion of flavor. A delight over a century old, and even more impressive is that it is...

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                  Watermelon Day

                  Watermelon Day

                  Every August 3rd

                  With a name like watermelon, one would expect it to be juicy, scrumptious and amazing. The watermelon meets, and in every case, exceeds that very exclamation. The presence of so much water makes...

                  Coast Guard Day

                  Coast Guard Day

                  Every August 4th

                  Coast Guard Day honours the courageous work of coast guards. When Hurricane Katrina struck the Atlantic coast of America, the US Coast Guardsmen saved over 33,500 lives, an estimated 24,000 of these were rescued from peril...

                  Work Like a Dog Day

                  Work Like a Dog Day

                  Every August 5th

                  As dogs seem to spend most of their life dozing, it can be difficult to see how activity on Work Like A Dog Day could be anything other than leisurely. In reality, Work Like A...

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                  Fresh Breath Day

                  Fresh Breath Day

                  Every August 6th

                  Nobody likes having a close quarters conversation with that one person who's just had onions and garlic for lunch, so Fresh Breath Day was created to promote fresh breath. Did you know that over 50% of...

                  Lighthouse Day

                  Lighthouse Day

                  Every August 7th

                  A light that shines in the darkness to protect and alert. Sounds like something one would say about that friend or mentor whom helps us in the hardest of times, but alas, this is not...

                  International Cat Day

                  International Cat Day

                  Every August 8th

                  International Cat Day is a full 24 hours of recognition and veneration of one of humanity’s oldest and most beloved pets. The festivities were put together for the first time in 2002 by IFAW, the...

                  Book Lovers Day

                  Book Lovers Day

                  Every August 9th

                  From the scent of a rare first edition book found in an old time book collection, to a crisp, fresh book at the local supermarket, the very sight of a book can bring back memories...

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                  Lazy Day

                  Lazy Day

                  Every August 10th

                  Here's a special day you can celebrate without getting up from the sofa. Lazy Day is an ideal excuse to take a break and enjoy some precious "me" time, without feeling guilty about it. Now's your...

                  Son and Daughter Day

                  Son and Daughter Day

                  Every August 11th

                  Son and Daughter Day is the perfect opportunity to set aside some time to reflect on the joy that children bring to your life. Whether sons and daughters are young or old, teenagers or toddlers...

                  Vinyl Record Day

                  Vinyl Record Day

                  Every August 12th

                  Vinyl Record Day is organised by (you guessed it) the Vinyl Record Day Company - a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to recognising the preserving vinyl music, its culture, art and sound. Whilst you could dust off...

                  International Lefthanders Day

                  International Lefthanders Day

                  Every August 13th

                  From scissors to knives, Left Handers, or Southpaws, are the brunt of jokes all year long for various different things. But this is the day to ignore that, and bring awareness to all the right...

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                  Creamsicle Day

                  Creamsicle Day

                  Every August 14th

                  A soft flavor that kids the world over have discovered to sate the heat and give energy to them during the oppressive summer months. That first bite seems to overpower the taste buds, giving a...

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                  Relaxation Day

                  Relaxation Day

                  Every August 15th

                  Slow down... breath, and relax. Relaxation Day is all about winding down and just taking it easy. If you're lucky enough to have the day off work, enjoy a quiet morning watching TV from the...

                  Rollercoaster Day

                  Rollercoaster Day

                  Every August 16th

                  Rollercoaster Day is celebrated annually on the 16th August. The origins of the celebration are not completely clear, however, the most widely believed explanation for Rollercoaster Day is that the date was chosen to mark...

                  Thrift Shop Day

                  Thrift Shop Day

                  Every August 17th

                  A snow globe of Detroit, Michigan, a set of four tennis rackets with slightly frayed strings, clothing galore and enough housewares to make a few houses full and have some spares just in case. This...

                  Bad Poetry Day

                  Bad Poetry Day

                  Every August 18th

                  Let's face it - not everybody's the best writer, lyricist or poet. But don't let that stop you! Bad Poetry Day encourages you to give it a go anyway by putting pen to paper and writing...

                  Photography Day

                  Photography Day

                  Every August 19th

                  The soft click of the camera, a flash of light and a moment in time captured forever. Maybe digitally, maybe on film, the medium is never as important as the memory or moment caught. A...

                  International Homeless Animals Day

                  International Homeless Animals Day

                  Every August 20th

                  Every day, animals are abandoned or placed into kennels, dependent on charities and goodwill. These organisations are strained beyond coping, and are desperate to raise awareness of the plight of homeless and abandoned animals. Homeless...

                  Poet’s Day

                  Poet’s Day

                  Every August 21st

                  Poetry... We hear the term bandied about all the time, and there isn't a one of us that avoided writing some in our younger days. Whether that poetry was written by the dictate of our...

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                  Be An Angel Day

                  Be An Angel Day

                  Every August 22nd

                  Whether it is through the hand that offers you a way back to standing, or the fireman that pulls someone out of a building, we have all experienced someone in our lives whom we can...

                  Ride the Wind Day

                  Ride the Wind Day

                  Every August 23rd

                  There’s no better feeling than the wind in your hair as you look out at a beautiful horizon. Ride the Wind Day is an excellent opportunity to marvel at all things flying, and perhaps take...

                  Knife Day

                  Knife Day

                  Every August 24th

                  Knife Day is the day to appreciate the knives that folk use on a daily basis. This day is a celebration of this marvellous tool that has been with humans since the dawn of time...

                  Kiss And Make Up Day

                  Kiss And Make Up Day

                  Every August 25th

                  We all have fights with our nearest and dearest now and again. Whether a sibling dispute, a marital tiff, a spat with a best friend or a clash with the parents; whether it’s about a...

                  Dog Day

                  Dog Day

                  Every August 26th

                  No one can win hearts like man’s best friend and in honour of this bond between man and canine, Dog Day is celebrated. Take time to appreciate the love and value that dogs bring to our...

                  The Duchess Who Wasn’t Day

                  The Duchess Who Wasn’t Day

                  Every August 27th

                  "The Duchess" Who Wasn't Day celebrates the life of Margaret Wolfe Hungerford, an irish novelist who was always published under the pen name "The Duchess" in the United States - also the name of her...

                  Bow Tie Day

                  Bow Tie Day

                  Every August 28th

                  A whirring noise in the distance, followed by a male in a bow tie and a female in a summer dress running out of a blue police box. A small wooden puppet with a large...

                  More Herbs, Less Salt Day

                  More Herbs, Less Salt Day

                  Every August 29th

                  Eating a healthy, balanced diet is often easier said than done - it takes thought, time and effort to prepare fresh and nutritious food, when less healthy options are often much easier and more convenient! More...

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                  Slinky Day

                  Slinky Day

                  Every August 30th

                  That little jingle has been heard by millions upon millions of people worldwide. Catchy, and with a toy that is a staple from our own childhoods, the Slink is a Toy Hall of Fame superstar...

                  Trail Mix Day

                  Trail Mix Day

                  Every August 31st

                  Trail mix is a high energy snack comprised of dried fruits, nuts and energy snacks, designed to keep you alert and energised when walking, hiking, and partaking in similar endurance and intense activities. Trail Mix...

                  Global Love Day

                  Global Love Day

                  Every November 21st

                  “Love is a friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for...

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                  Anti-Frizz Month

                  Anti-Frizz Month

                  Every August

                  ”A misty morning does not signify a cloudy day, it signifies frizzy hair” ~ Ancient (?) Proverb Frizz is a condition that happens when the humidity in the air gets into your cuticles and makes them...

                  Happiness Happens Month

                  Happiness Happens Month

                  Every August

                  What makes you happy? Happiness Happens Month is a whole month dedicated to celebrating what makes you happy. The holiday is based on the premise that happiness is unlimited and contagious and that sharing one's...

                  Water Quality Month

                  Water Quality Month

                  Every August

                  Are you aware that August is Water Quality Month? August is the time of year when many people are enjoying the last bits of summer recreational activities involving water. But these bodies of water are...

                  Peach Month

                  Peach Month

                  Every August

                  Ronald Reagan, when President of the United States of America, proclaimed August "Peach Month'' and called upon the people of the United States to incorporate this nutritious fruit into their diets, and call upon interested...

                  Romance Awareness Month

                  Romance Awareness Month

                  Every August

                  When people hear the word “romance” they tend to run for the hills.  Being romantic can be difficult for some, and for others perhaps they have too much expectations as to what “romance” really means...

                  Fishing Month

                  Fishing Month

                  Every August

                  Find some peace and quiet, a calm, tranquil lake or river, and relax for a few hours to celebrate Fishing Month. Who knows - if you're patient enough, you might actually catch something!

                  Inventor’s Month

                  Inventor’s Month

                  Every August

                  “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” ― Henry Ford The printing press. The automobile. The internet. Electricity. Penicillin. Glasses. Sliced bread! All of these things and thousands more are...

                  Catfish Day

                  Catfish Month

                  Every August

                  “Catfish's mild taste adapts well to a wide array of flavors, especially strong assertive ones, which is why you used to see it 'blackened' Cajun style on so many restaurant menus - a trick which...