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Holidays and Celebrations In August

Updated on August 14, 2018
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Holidays and Celebrations In August

August in the northern hemisphere is summertime, a time for watermelons, sunscreen, ice cream, swimming, boating, Baseball, picnics and iced tea, Hot Air Balloons, Friendship Day and Back-To-School!

I hope this lens will be a resource for you to find something to celebrate everyday. If you have an idea for a celebration that I haven't covered, let me know. I might add it to this page or one of the other pages that I link to from here.

Find something to Celebrate everyday! Every Day there are holidays and celebrations around the world. For the purpose of this website a "holiday" is any day in August that recognizes a cultural event and other stuff.

August Weekly Events

First week World Breastfeeding Week.--Expectant Moms Yoga

National World Breast Feeding Week - (1-7)

National Simplify Your Life Week - (1-7)

The Pennsic War, a massive gathering of the Society for Creative Anachronism, takes place about the first week of August every year.

Middle week

Great Midwest Balloon Festival Olathe Kansas Kansas City

Peak of the Perseid meteor shower.

National Friendship Week - (18-24) --National Friendship Day

August Daily Events

3 National Watermelon Day

3 Friendship Day - First Sunday in August

3 National Sisters Day

4 Chocolate Chip Day

4 National Psychic Day

5 International Beer Day

6 National Root Beer Float Day

6 Wiggle Your Toes Day

7 Lighthouse Day

8 International Cat Day

9 Book Lover's Day

9 International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples

9 National Polka Day

9 National Garage Sale Day

10 National S'mores Day

13 National Left-Handers Day in the United States.

14 National Financial Awareness Day

14 World War II Memorial Day / V-J Day --World War 2 US Navy / USS PCE

15 V-J Day - which date do you mark the end of WWII?

15 Catholic, Feast of the Assumption

15 1959 Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States of America.

The third Friday of August was designated Statehood Day, a state holiday.

16 National Tell A Joke Day --Laugh a Little

17 National Thrift Shop Day

18 1920, The Nineteenth Amendment is signed, giving US women the right to vote. --Women's History

20 Lemonade Day

20 National Homeless Animals Day --Adopt A Shelter Dog

20 National Radio Day

21 Senior Citizen's Day

21 Poet's Day

22 Be an Angel Day

25 National Kiss and Make-Up Day

25 National Second-Hand Wardrobe day

26 Women's Equality Day --Women's History

26 National Dog Day

World War II Memorial Day / V-J Day

World War II Memorial

World War II Memorial Washington D.C.
World War II Memorial Washington D.C.

Each of the 4,048 gold stars represents 100 Americans who died during the war.

photo used with permission by flickr user dbking

Celebrate the anniversary of the end of World War II when we recognized the World War II generation, both veterans and those on the home front.

WWII officially ended Aug. 15, 1945 when Japan surrendered, but because of the time zone difference, the United States was informed of the victory on Aug. 14.

The day is now known as Victory over Japan Day or V-J Day.

Each of the 4,048 gold stars represents 100 Americans who died during the war

photo used with permission by flickr user dbking

Archive Newsreel August 14, 1945 Newsreel V-J Day

To read more click the following links:

World War 2 US Navy

The USS PCE 884

The USS Missouri

Dad's Story August 6th, 1945
60th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima

1959 Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States of America

Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States of America

August 21, 1959

In 1959 Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States of America. The third Friday of August is designated Statehood Day, a state holiday.

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What Do You Celebrate in August?

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    • patinkc profile imageAUTHOR

      patinkc 

      5 years ago from Midwest

      @tomoxby: Have fun celebrating!

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      tomoxby 

      5 years ago

      I didn't know there was a National Watermelon Day but I am sure to celebrate.

    • patinkc profile imageAUTHOR

      patinkc 

      5 years ago from Midwest

      @OhMe: Well! Happy Birthday!!!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      5 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Actually, I celebrate my birthday in August and am looking forward to turning 65 in a couple of weeks. lol

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      Did you know that today, August 14, is Fathers Day in Brazil?

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      I will be celebrating my sons first birthday in August, and all of his other birthdays after that! I love the idea for this lens. I see you have some lenses on other months as well, will be checking some of them out !

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