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...

International Beer Day

International Beer Day

5th 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...

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...

Sisters’ Day

Sisters’ Day

7th 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...

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...

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...

Men’s Grooming Day

Men’s Grooming Day

19th 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...

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...

Franchise Appreciation Day

Franchise Appreciation Day

27th 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...

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...

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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...

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...