August Holidays 2023 - Daily Calendar National, World Days
About 2023 August Holidays
It’s the last month of the summer vacation season. While there are no major holidays this month, some people say the whole month of August is one big holiday. Nevertheless, there are countless August National holidays, International holidays, and special days to celebrate and enjoy. As a matter of fact, there are at least two or more holidays and special days each day this month. Do you have room on your calendar for them all? We certainly hope so.
What this month lacks in big holidays it makes up for by the fact that August is seemingly one big vacation holiday. Everyone is taking vacation days at the beach, at national parks, or by the fire at a campsite. While there may not be big holidays this month, there’s no shortage of lesser-known holidays to celebrate in the hammock with your favorite cold beverage.
August Monthly Celebrations
- Admit You’re Happy Month
- Family Fun Month
- Dog Days of Summer – July 3 – August 11
- International Pirate Month
- National Catfish Month
- National Eye Exam Month
- National Golf Month
- National Picnic Month
- Peach Month
- Romance Awareness Month
- Water Quality Month
August Weekly Events
- International Clown Week – always August 1-7
- Week 1 National Simplify your Life Week
- Week 2 National Smile Week
- Week 3 Friendship Week
- Week 4 Be Kind to Humankind Week
Countless state and county fairs are held this month. The timing of many of them is intentionally set to coincide with the harvest season. And 4H club members proudly display their fruits and vegetables. Check with your local fairs for dates.
The Annual Perseid Meteor Shower lights up the night sky this month. The peak days are August 12-13. However, You can see them for a couple of weeks before and after this date.
Watch these little bits and pieces of space debris and dust as they enter the earth’s atmosphere and burn up.
When you see one make a wish. As the words from a Disney song go “When you wish upon a star your dreams come true”.
August 2023 Daily Holidays, Special and Wacky Days:
National Mountain Climbing Day
National Raspberry Cream Pie Day
National Ice Cream Sandwich Day
International Beer Day – First Friday in August
National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day
Campfire Day – First Saturday in August
International Hangover Day – the day after International Beer Day
National Clown Day – Saturday during International Clown Week
National Mustard Day first Saturday
Sandcastle Day – first Saturday of the Month
Friendship Day – First Sunday in August
International Forgiveness Day – First Sunday in August
Sisters Day – First Sunday in August
Sneak Some Zucchini onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day – now that’s nasty!
Like the weather, August holidays are sizzling hot.
National Kool-Aid Day – second Friday in August
Summer Olympics Closing Ceremony – not until 2024
Middle Child’s Day – second Saturday in August
National Garage Sale Day – second Saturday in August
Annual Perseid Meteor Shower – Peak Night – peak date varies slightly
14/15 V-J Day – which date do you celebrate as the end of WWII?
Relaxation Day – now this one’s for me!
National Honey Bee Awareness Day – Third Saturday
Towards the end of summer, we finish our vacations and enjoy many daily holidays.
Chinese Valentine’s Day/Daughter’s Day – 7th day of 7th Lunar Month
National Tooth Fairy Day – and/or February 28
Iconic American Restaurants Day
Race Your Mouse Day – but we are not sure what kind of “mouse”
Stuffed Green Bell Peppers Day
World Daffodil Day – date varies
2024 dates will be available later in 2023.
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