August Holidays

Did you know that the month of August was named after the first Roman emperor? Augustus was a big deal—he brought two centuries worth of peace to Rome, developed networks of roads, and rebuilt huge swaths of the city. (He also might have been poisoned by his wife—some people are never happy.) We have August holidays just as epic as his legacy on our calendar, so get ready to celebrate these national days!

Is your August calendar at the ready? Mark down these unforgettable days:

FOOD AND DRINK: Summer calls for plenty of watermelon (Aug 3) and ice cream sandwiches (Aug 2)—good thing there's national days in August for both. Did you know that watermelon consumption began as early as the second millennium? The more you know—the more you eat.

PETS: Both cat and dog lovers have holidays in August to celebrate: It's World Cat Day on August 8 and National Dog Day on the 26th. And so the cat/dog feud is laid to rest for one month—Augustus would be proud.

RELATIONSHIPS: We're celebrating some of the most important people in our lives this month. National days in August include National Sisters Day (Aug 6) and National Friendship Day (Aug 7). National Friendship Day might only have been invented to sell greeting cards, but that doesn't make it any less special.

ACTIVITIES: Love books (Aug 9), bowling (Aug 13), or relaxing (Aug 15)? We do too—that's why we'll be celebrating all of these August holidays. Curl up with the world's first book, The Epic of Gilgamesh, or just take a nice nap!

Find a complete list of August holidays below, and happy celebrating!

National Girlfriends Day
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National Spiderman Day
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National Coloring Book Day
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Ice Cream Sandwich Day
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Watermelon Day
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International Beer Day
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National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day
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National Underwear Day
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National Mustad Day
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Sisters Day
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National Friendship Day
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World Cat Day
The Ancient Egyptians were the first civilization to harness the glory of the feline.  Nearly 4,000 years ago, they domesticated ...
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National Book Lovers Day
From clay tablets in the third millennium B.C. to e-books in the second millennium A.D., books have played a crucial ...
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Spoil Your Dog Day
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National Son And Daughter Day
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International Youth Day
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National Bowling Day is observed yearly on the second Saturday in August. While it's possible that bowling style games originated ...
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Relaxation Day
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Tell A Joke Day
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Rum Day
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Black Cat Appreciation Day
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National Fajita Day
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National Potato Day
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World Humanitarian Day
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National Senior Citizens Day
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National Tooth Fairy Day
Who doesn’t remember the excitement of losing a tooth and waking up in the morning to a little something from ...
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National Sponge Cake Day
Aching for some sponge cake baking? Break out the cake stand because August 23 is National Sponge Cake Day! This ...
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National Waffle Day
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National Secondhand Wardrobe Day
How many times have you bought an item of clothing, only to wear it once or twice and throw it ...
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National Banana Split Day
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Dog Day
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Just Because Day
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Red Wine Day
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Lemon Juice Day
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National Holistic Pet Day
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National Beach Day
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National Trail Mix Day
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