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August, 2014 Bizarre and Unique Holidays
This month in History:
- August 4, 1693 – Champagne is invented by Dom Perignon. I’ll drink to that!
- August 21, 1959 – Hawaii becomes the 50th state.
- August 26, 1920 – U.S. Congress passes the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote.
- August 28, 1963 – Martin Luther King Jr. makes his “I Have a Dream” speech.
- August 29, 1964 – Walt Disney’s Mary Poppins is released.
Famous August Birthday – Find out who shares your birth date
Birthstone of the Month – Peridot, Sardonyx
Astrological Signs – Leo, July 23 – Aug. 22; Virgo, Aug. 23 – Sept. 22
The Moon this month is called Grain Moon, Green Corn Moon, Barley Moon, Fruit Moon
August is also:
- 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
- Week 1 National Simplify your Life Week
- Week 2 National Smile Week
- Week 3 Friendship Week
- Week 4 Be Kind to Humankind Week
August, 2014 Daily Holidays, Special and Wacky Days:
2 Chinese Valentine’s Day/Daughter’s Day – 7th day of 7th Lunar Month
2 National Mustard Day first Saturday
3 Friendship Day – First Sunday in August
3 International Forgiveness Day – First Sunday in August
3 Sisters Day – First Sunday in August
8 Sneak Some Zucchini onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day – now that’s nasty!
10 Lazy Day
14/15 V-J Day – which date do you mark the end of WWII?
15 Relaxation Day – now this one’s for me!
19 Aviation Day
22 National Tooth Fairy Day – and/or February 28
24 Vesuvius Day
28 Race Your Mouse Day -but we are not sure what kind of “mouse”