Earth Overshoot Day

Earth Overshoot Day

2nd August

Earth Overshoot Day is a day intended to remind people of the impact of a modern life-style on the planet. It marks the point in each Gregorian calendar year where human consumption of natural resources...

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    Senior Citizens Day

    Senior Citizens Day

    21st August

    ”After a lifetime of working, raising families, and contributing to the success of this nation in countless other ways, senior citizens deserve to retire with dignity.” ~ Charlie Gonzalez We are fortunate to live in a time...

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      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 whirling 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...

      Pony Express Day

      Pony Express Day

      24th September (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...

        International Beer Day

        International Beer Day

        3rd 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...

        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...

        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...

        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...

        Men’s Grooming Day

        Men’s Grooming Day

        17th 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...

        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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        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...

        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!

        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...

        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...

        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...

        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...

        Family History Month

        Family History Month

        Every August

        ”Every book is a quotation; every house is a quotation out of all forests, and mines, and stone quarries; and every man is a quotation from all his ancestors.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson We all have a...

        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...