Thursday, August 1, 2013

Girlfriend's Day and Other Fun, Weird and Interesting August Observances

Hey Y'all:

As you can tell I took the month of July OFF!!! I had so much going on that I didn't make any time to write consistently. Now that things have settled in both my personal and professional life I'M BACK!

What better way to start off August then to share the array of interesting and often bizarre observances for the month. Today August 1st is Girlfriends Day, here is a full list of observances by month, week and day from www.brownielocks.com. Which one(s) will you celebrate/participate in?

August Observances

American Adventures Month
American Artists Appreciation Month
American Indian Heritage Month   (See also November)
American History Essay Contest (8/1 - 12/15)
Black Business Month
Cataract Awareness Month
Celery, Fennel and Cactus Month
Children's Eye Health & Safety Month
Children's Vision & Learning Month
Get Ready for Kindergarten Month
Golf Month
Happiness Happens Month
Motor Sports Awareness Month
National Catfish Month Link
National Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Month
National Goat Cheese Month
National Immunization Awareness Month
National Panini Month
National Minority Donor Awareness Month
National Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month
National Runaway Prevention Month
National Truancy Prevention Month
National Water Quality Month
National Win With Civility Month
Neurosurgery Outreach Month
Orange and Papaya Month
Psoriasis Awareness Month
What Will Be Your Legacy Month

 August Weekly Observances
*International Clown Week: 1-7
*Simplify Your Life Week: 1-7
*World Breastfeeding Week: 1-7
National Farmers' Market Week: 4-10
Old Fiddler's Week: 4-10
*Rock for Life Week: 4-7
Assistance Dog Week: 4-10  Link (Second Week That Starts on the First Sunday)
Knights of Columbus Family Week: 4-10
National Resurrect Romance Week: 4-10 (2nd  Full Week)
Exercise With Your Child Week: 4-10
National Fraud Awareness Week: 4-10
(This is sponsored by the FCC and has to do with phone & mail fraud.)
Single Working Women's Week: 4-10 Link (Week always has the 4th in it)
Exhibitor Appreciation Week: 5-9
Intimate Apparel Week: 5-9
National Bargain Hunting Week: 5-11  (First Mon.-Sun Week)
Psychic Week: 5-9  (First full week)
Sturgis Rally: 5-11
National Hobo Week: 8-11
Elvis Week: 10-16
Feeding Pets of the Homeless Week: 11-17   (Always 2nd Week)
Weird Contest Week: 11-17 (Second Week)
*National Aviation Week: 15-21  (Always week of Orville Wright's Birthday on  19th)
Little League Baseball World Series: 18-24
Minority Enterprise Development Week: 18-24
*Be Kind To Humankind Week: 25-31
National Safe at Home Week: 26-30 (Last M-F Week)

August Daily Observance 
NOTE:  An * in front of the day means that the observance is on the same date every year regardless of the day it falls on.
*Girlfriend's Day: 1
*Lughnasa - 1
*National Minority Donor Awareness Day: 1
*Respect For Parents: 1
*Rounds Resounding Day: 1
*Spiderman Day: 1
*US Air Force Day: 1
*World Wide Web Day: 1
*World Scout Scarf Day: 1
International Beer Day: 2
*India Pale Ale Beer Day: 2
Satchmo Days: 2-4
Braham Pie Day: 3 (First Friday)
International Tree Climbing Days: 3-7  Link  (First Weekend)
National Mustard Day: 3 (First Saturday)
* Watermelon Day: 3
*Coast Guard Day: 4
*National Chocolate Chip Day: 4
*Single Working Women's Day: 4
*Social Security Day: 4
Friendship Day: 4 (First Sunday)
National Doll Day: 4  (First Sunday)
National Kids' Day: 4 (First Sunday)
Sister's Day: 4 (First Sunday)
Assistance Dog Day: 5   (Monday of Assistance Dog Week)
*International Beer Day: 5
*National Oyster Day: 5
*National Underwear Day: 5
*Hiroshima Day: 6
*National Fresh Breath (Halitosis)  Day: 6
National Root Beer Float Day: 6   (See also August 19.)
National Night Out: 6 (First Tuesday)
*Lighthouse Day: 7
*Particularly Preposterous Packaging Day: 7
*Professional Speakers Day: 7
*Purple Heart Day: 7
*Dalek Day: 8
Eid-Al Fitr: 8
*The Date to Create: 8
*Happiness Happens Day: 8
*Odie Day: 8 (Garfield's pal)
*Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor's Porch Night: 8
Kool-Aid Day: 9-11  (Always 2nd weekend)
*International Day of The World's Indigenous People: 9
*Veep Day: 9
Worldwide Art Day: 9
*National Duran Duran Appreciation Day: 10
National Garage Sale Day: 10 (2nd Saturday)
*Skyscraper Appreciation Day: 10
*Smithsonian Day: 10
*S'mores Day: 10
*Ingersoll Day: 11
*IBM PC Day: 12
*International Youth Day: 12
*Sewing Machine Day: 12
*Vinyl Record Day: 12
*International Lefthander's Day: 13
*National Navajo Code Talkers Day: 14
*V-J Day: 14
*Best Friends Day: 15
*Chauvin Day: 15
*National Relaxation Day: 15
Hug Your Boss Day: 16   (3rd Friday)
*Joe Miller's Joke Day: 16
Men's Grooming Day: 16  (3rd Friday)
*National Airborne Day: 16
International Geocaching Day: 17 (3rd Saturday)
International Homeless Animals Day: 17 (Third Saturday)
*Meaning of "Is" Day: 17
*National Thrift Shop Day: 17
*Bad Poetry Day: 18
*Birth Control Pills Day: 18
God's Preeminence Day: 18  (Third Sunday)
*Mail Order Catalog Day: 18
*Serendipity Day: 18
(World) Daffodil Day: 18
*Aviation Day: 19
* "Black Cow" Root Beer Float Day: 19
 *World Humanitarian Day: 19 Link  (Different than Humanitarian Day on 1/15)
Cupcake Day: 19   (Third Monday)
Earth Over Shoot Day or Ecological Debt Day: 21
National Medical Dosimetrist Day: 21   (Third Wednesday)
*Poet's Day: 21
*Senior Citizen's Day: 21
*Southern Hemisphere Hoodie Hoo Day: 22
*Be An Angel Day: 22
*Day For The Remembrance of The Slave Trade & Its Abolition: 23
*Valentino Day: 23
*Pluto Demoted Day: 24
*Vesuvius Day: 24
William Wilberforce Day: 24
*National Waffle Day: 24 Link
International Bat Night: 24-25  (Last Full Weekend)
*Founders Day: 25  (National Park Service)
Go Topless Day: 25 Link  (Last Sunday)
*Kiss and Make Up Day: 25
*National Second-hand Wardrobe Day: 25
*National Whiskey Sour Day: 25 Link  (Also observed on 29th)
*National Dog Day: 26
*Women's Equality Day: 26
*Slow Art Day: 27 Link
*The Duchess Who Wasn't Day: 27
*Race Your Mouse Around the Icons Day: 28
*Radio Commercials Day: 28
*Crackers Over The Keyboard Day: 28
*According to Hoyle Day: 29
*Individual Rights Day: 29
*International Day Against Nuclear Tests: 29
*More Herbs, Less Salt Day: 29
*National Sarcoidosis Awareness Day: 29
*National Whiskey Sour Day: 29   (Also observed on 25th)
XIV Paralympics Games: 29-9/9
*National Holistic Pet Day: 30
*National Toasted Marshmallow Day: 30
Franchise Appreciation Day: 31 (Saturday of Labor Day weekend)
*Love Litigating Lawyers Day: 31

Until next time...
MUAH!

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