August

According to Wikipedia, August is the eighth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with a length of 31 days.

This month was originally named Sextilis in Latin, because it was the sixth month in the original ten-month Roman calendar under Romulus in 753 BC, when March was the first month of the year. About 700 BC it became the eighth month when January and February were added to the year before March by King Numa Pompilius, who also gave it 29 days. Julius Caesar added two days when he created the Julian calendar in 45 BC giving it its modern length of 31 days. In 8 BC it was renamed in honor of Augustus, who did not take a day from February. He chose this month to take his name rather than his birth month – which was traditional – as a mark of honor to the defeated Queen Cleopatra the last ruler of Egypt, this being her birth month.

In the Southern Hemisphere, August is the seasonal equivalent of February in the Northern Hemisphere. In common years no other month starts on the same day of the week as August, though in leap years February starts on the same day. August ends on the same day of the week as November every year.

August Health Observances

August Celebrity Birthdays

August Monthly Observances

American Adventures Month

American Indian Heritage Month

Golf Month

National Panini Month

What Will Be Your Legacy Month

August Weekly Observances

Week 1 National Simplify Your Life Week

Week 2 Assistance Dog Week

Week 3 Friendship Week

Week 4 Be Kind to Humankind Week

August Daily Observances

August 1 United States Air Force Day

August 2 National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

August 3 Watermelon Day

August 4 United States Coast Guard Day

August 5 National Oyster Day

August 6 National Fresh Breath Day

August 7 Professional Speakers Day

August 7 Purple Heart Day

August 8 Happiness Happens Day

August 9 World Wide Art Day

August 10 Skyscraper Appreciation Day

August 10 Smore’s Day

August 11 Presidential Joke Day

August 12 IBM PC Day

August 12  International Youth Day

August 13  International Lefthanders Day

August 13  National Assistance Dog Day (2nd Thursday) [Working Like Dogs]

August 14 Summer Romance Day

August 14 Financial Awareness Day

August 15 Best Friend’s Day

August 15 Relaxation Day

August 16 Hug Your Boss Day

August 16 Men’s Grooming Day

August 17 National Thrift Shop Day

August 17 International Homeless Animals Day

August 18 World Daffodil Day

August 19 Aviation Day

August 19  World Humanitarian Day

August 20 National Radio Day

August 21 Poet’s Day

August 22 Be an Angel Day

August 23 Sponge Cake Day

August 24 Waffle Day

August 25 National Second Hand Wardrobe Day

August 26 National Dog Day

August 26 Women’s Equality Day

August 27 Slow Art Day

August 28 Radio Commercials Day

August 29 More Herbs, Less Salt Day

August 30 National Holistic Pet Day

August 31  Blog Day