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August 2024 Calendar with Holidays - National, International

August Summer Sun

About August 2024 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. Enjoy your August 2024 calendar with holidays to the fullest. We suggest you celebrate every holiday and special day on the calendar. 

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
  • Golf Month
  • Happiness Happens Month
  • International Pirate Month
  • National Catfish Month
  • National Eye Exam Month
  • Peach Month
  • Picnic Month
  • Romance Awareness Month
  • Water Quality Month

August Weekly Events

  • International Clown Week – always August 1-7
  • Week 1 National Simplify your Life Week
  • Second Week National Smile Week
  • Week 3 Friendship Week
  • Week 4 Be Kind to Humankind Week

Special Events

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.

Asteroid Meteor

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”.

Olympic Rings

The closing Ceremony of the 2024 Summer Olympics is held this month. Athletes from around the world have been “Going for the Gold” since late July.  Without a doubt, records were broken. Did your favorite athletes excel!? Certainly, we hope so.

More on the Summer Olympics 2024 

August 2024 Calendar with Holidays by Day

August 1 

Mountain Climbing Day

National Girlfriends Day

National Pinball Day

Mahjong Day

Raspberry Cream Pie Day

August 2

Find a Four Leaf Clover Day

International Beer Day – the first Friday in August

National Coloring Book Day

National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

August 3

Campfire Day – the first Saturday in August

Disc Golf Day – the first Saturday in August

Grab Some Nuts Day

International Hangover Day – the day after International Beer Day

Mustard Day – the first Saturday

National Clown Day – Saturday during International Clown Week

National Watermelon Day

Sandcastle Day – the first Saturday of the Month

August 4 

Friendship Day – the first Sunday in August

International Forgiveness Day – the first Sunday in August

National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

National Water Balloon Day

Sisters Day – the first Sunday in August

U.S. Coast Guard Day

August 5

National Oyster Day

Underwear Day

Work Like a Dog Day

August 6

National Fresh Breath Day

Wiggle Your Toes Day

August 7

National Lighthouse Day 

National Purple Heart Day

Professional Speakers Day

August 8

Happiness Happens Day

International Cat Day

Sneak Some Zucchini onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day – now that’s nasty!

August 9

Book Lover’s Day

National Kool-Aid Day – the second Friday in August

Smokey Bear Day

August 10

 Chinese Valentine’s Day/Daughter’s Day – 7th day of 7th Lunar Month

Lazy Day

Middle Child’s Day – the second Saturday in August

National Garage Sale Day – the second Saturday in August

National S’mores Day

World Lion Day

Like the weather, August holidays are sizzling hot.

Towards the end of summer, we finish our vacations and enjoy many daily holidays.


  1. 2025 dates will be available later in 2024.

  2. Holiday Insights is one of the original holiday calendar websites. We are proudly one of very few websites who actually research each holiday and special day prior to publishing them.

  3. How to Create Special Days.

  4. Definition of National Days

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Did You Know? There are literally thousands of holidays, special events, and observances, more than one for every day of the year. Many new holidays are being created on a very frequent basis. Consequently, at Holiday Insights we strive to thoroughly research and report details of each one as accurately as possible.