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 Holiday Insights, home to fun, information, and lots more about every 2020 holiday you can imagine. National, International, and World daily holidays and special events. We've got you covered on the big ones, the small ones, and all of 'em in between. Whether you are seeking information for making a calendar for your organization or group, researching for a school report, or just having fun, we've got what you're looking for.

 

August Happenings!!

Some folks consider August to be one B-I-G holiday. Many take vacation for weeks in August. Some take the entire month off! The biggest holiday this month is Left Hander's Day, a day for some of us to celebrate the fact that we are in our "right" mind. Even though there are no other "biggies" this month, there's always plenty of special days. See August Bizarre and Unique days.

 

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August Holidays and Events:

Mountain Climbing

This month in History:

  • August 2, 1876 - Wild Bill Hickock is killed during a poker game. He was holding a "Dead Man's Hand", two pair aces and 8's.
  • August 6, 1890 - Baseball pitching legend Cy Young pitches his first his first game, a win.
  • August 9, 1930 - Animated cartoon Dizzy Dishes premieres, with new star Betty Boop!
  • August 25, 1932 - Amelia Earhart completes her trans-continental flight.
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Among other things, August is:

  • Admit You're Happy Month
  • National Golf Month
  • Peach Month

August Notes:

Famous August Birthdays- Find out who shares your birth date

Flower of the Month: Gladiolas, Poppy

Birthstone of the Month: Peridot, Sardonyx

Astrological Signs: Leo, July 23 - Aug. 22; Virgo, Aug. 23 - Sept.  22

The Moon this month is called the Grain Moon, Green Corn Moon, Barley Moon, Fruit Moon.

This Day in History

Fresh from the Garden?  August is a huge month in the garden world. Fresh vegetables are ripening quicker than a home gardener can pick them. The farm markets are overflowing with fruits and vegetables of all kinds. You don't have to be a gardener, to enjoy the taste of fresh corn on the cob and so many other summer garden treats. There's a number of garden related holidays to celebrate, too.


Coming up in September!

August Weddings and Anniversaries. Do you know what to get? We all know about getting silver for the 25th and gold for the 50th. But, what about all the anniversaries in between? Find The right gift for each year







Holiday Insights, where every day of the year is a holiday, a bizarre or wacky day, an observance, or a special event. Join us in the daily calendar fun each and every day of the year.

Did You Know? There are literally thousands of daily holidays, special events and observances. There's more than one for every day of the year. Many of these holidays are new. More holidays are being created on a regular basis. At Holiday Insights, we take great efforts to thoroughly research and document the details of each one, as completely and accurately as possible.


Note: If you are using the dates in our site for calendar or other publishing purposes, we recommend you double check with other sources. Each year, we find a number of holidays with conflicting dates.

 

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