Thursday, August 1, 2013

Hello AUGUST!





Here we are on the 1st day of August!! I have always found August to be a bit of a sad month when I was a kid - August is the unofficial ending of summer, which of course is to be followed by back-to-school!  Here in Toronto the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) opens in mid August - which really signifies the end of the season.

Here is a list of notable dates for this, the 8th month of the year. Admittedly I have not heard of some of them, but they are some fun facts for those of you who are August lovers!

Month:

Admit You're Happy Month
Family Fun Month
National Catfish Month
National Eye Exam Month
National Golf Month
Peach Month
Romance Awareness Month
Water Quality Month
National Picnic Month

Weekly Events:

Week 1 National Simplify your Life Week
Week 2 National Smile Week
Week 3 Friendship Week
Week 4 Be Kind to Humankind Week
August, 2013 Daily Holidays, Special and Wacky Days:

Special Days:

1 National Raspberry Cream Pie Day

2 National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

3 National Mustard Day first Saturday

3 National Watermelon Day

4 Friendship Day - First Sunday in August

4 International Forgiveness Day - First Sunday in August

4 Sisters Day - First Sunday in August

4 U.S. Coast Guard Day

5 Work Like a Dog Day

6 Wiggle Your Toes Day

7 National Lighthouse Day

8 Sneak Some Zucchini onto Your Neighbor's Porch Day - now that's nasty!

9 Book Lover's Day

10 Lazy Day

10 National S'mores Day

11 Presidential Joke Day

11 Son and Daughter Day

12 Middle Child's Day

13 Chinese Valentine's Day/Daughter's Day - 7th day of 7th Lunar Month

13 Left Hander's Day

14 National Creamsicle Day

14/15 V-J Day - which date do you mark the end of WWII?

15 Relaxation Day - now this one's for me!

16 National Tell a Joke Day

17 National Thriftshop Day

18 Bad Poetry Day

19 Aviation Day

20 National Radio Day

21 Senior Citizen's Day

22 Be an Angel Day

22 National Tooth Fairy Day - and/or February 28

23 Ride the Wind Day

24 Vesuvius Day

25 Kiss and Make Up Day

26 National Dog Day

26 Women's Equality Day

27 Global Forgiveness Day

27 Just Because Day

28 Race Your Mouse Day -but we are not sure what kind of "mouse"

29 More Herbs, Less Salt Day

30 Frankenstein Day

30 Toasted Marshmallow Day

31 National Trail Mix Day

The birthstone for August is Peridot, the flower of this month are the Gladiolus or Poppy and the zodiac sign for this month is the outgoing sign of Leo, which winds up on the 22nd - and the sign of Virgo begins on the 23rd - running through to the 22nd of September.

If you are born in the month of August, let me wish you a Happy and Blessed Birthday!!

Meanwhile, please join me in bidding a fond farewell to July and extending a big HELLO to AUGUST!!