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...

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World Honey Bee Day

World Honey Bee Day

17th 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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Black Cat Appreciation Day

Black Cat Appreciation Day

Every August 17th

Because of superstitious beliefs in some cultures, black cats are sometimes associated with bad luck and, sadly, are more likely to be put to sleep or wait a long time to be adopted from shelters...

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Afternoon Tea Week

Afternoon Tea Week

12th August - 18th August

Sometimes the wait for dinner is far too long, and lunch passed too many hours ago, and the length of the day is starting to wear at you. When this happens, it’s time to settle...

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Break The Monotony Day

17th August (Third Saturday of August )

People, chained by monotony, afraid to think, clinging to certainties... they live like ants.Bela Lugosi Get up. Shower. Get Dressed. Have Coffee. Eat the same bagel with cream cheese. Do your commute. Go to your...

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Vanilla Custard Day

Vanilla Custard Day

Every August 17th

”Heaven isn’t paved with gold with giant pearly gates, it’s got Gingerbread pillars, sugar glass windows, and pools of vanilla custard.” ~ Unknown There is nothing quite so delicious as Vanilla custard, the rich creamy texture...

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International Geocaching Day

International Geocaching Day

17th August (Third Saturday in August)

I use multi-million dollar satellites to find Tupperware in the woods… What’s your hobby?Every geocacher ever Ever been fascinated with the idea of finding a hidden treasure? Some secret that few people know about and...

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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...