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Holiday Insights- daily holiday traditions, fun, facts, more!

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You've arrived at Holiday Insights, where you will find fun, information, and lots more about every 2017 holiday you can imagine. 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 are 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.

Greetings! Send a "Hot" summer Ecard . Surf on over now and make a free Ecard for Left Hander's Day, a Birthday, anniversary, or any event!

*** Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer. Slow down, kick back, and most of all....relax. That's what summer is for. It's time to roll out the hammock, and snooze under your favorite shade tree. If you don't have a hammock, you're definitely missing out. Click for Hammocks now!

August Holidays and Events:

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.
  • Find more at More this Month

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.


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 Jello Molds- brains, hearts, hands, 'n more. They're the rage at Halloween parties.

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44 gallon storage capacity.

Choose from a wide range of deck box sizes and styles.

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