August 2014 Holidays Infographic for Marketers

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Make sure to read 10 Ideas on How Marketers Can Use Bizarre and Unique Holidays to get your juices flowing on how to use the infographic below.

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August, 2014 Bizarre and Unique Holidays

From http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/august.htm

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.

August Notes:

Famous August Birthday – Find out who shares your birth date

Flower of the Month – GladiolasPoppy

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

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, 2014 Daily Holidays, Special and Wacky Days:

National Raspberry Cream Pie Day

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

National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

National Mustard Day first Saturday

Friendship Day – First Sunday in August

International Forgiveness Day – First Sunday in August

National Watermelon Day

Sisters Day – First Sunday in August

U.S. Coast Guard Day

Work Like a Dog Day

Wiggle Your Toes Day

National Lighthouse Day

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

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 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

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