Is your August calendar at the ready? Mark down these unforgettable days! At National Today, we love celebrating 78 August holidays.
|DOGust Universal Birthday for Shelter Dogs||Animals||U.S.|
|National Girlfriends Day||Relationships||U.S.|
|Regatta Day||Fun, Sports||Canada|
|National Coloring Book Day||Fun||U.S.|
|National Ice Cream Sandwich Day||Food & Beverage||U.S.|
|International Beer Day||Food & Beverage||World|
|National Watermelon Day||Food & Beverage||U.S.|
|National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day||Food & Beverage||U.S.|
|National Mustard Day||Food & Beverage||U.S.|
|U.S. Coast Guard Birthday||Federal||U.S.|
|National Friendship Day||Relationships||U.S.|
|National Sisters Day||Family||U.S.|
|National Underwear Day||Fashion||U.S.|
|Work Like a Dog Day||Animals||U.S.|
|British Columbia Day||International||Canada|
|Heritage Day in Alberta||International||Canada|
|New Brunswick Day||Federal||Canada|
|New South Wales Bank Holiday||International||Australia|
|Northern Territory Picnic Day||Food & Beverage||Australia|
|Terry Fox Day||Cause, Fun, Health||Canada, World|
|National Lighthouse Day||Arts & Entertainment||U.S.|
|Peace Festival in Augsburg||Religious||World|
|World Cat Day||Animals||World|
|National Book Lovers Day||Fun||U.S.|
|National Women's Day||Cause||World|
|National Lazy Day||Fun||U.S.|
|National Spoil Your Dog Day||Animals||U.S.|
|National Bowling Day||Sports||U.S.|
|National Son and Daughter Day||Family||U.S.|
|International Youth Day||Cause, International||World|
|International Lefthanders Day||Fun||World|
|National Financial Awareness Day||Financial||U.S.|
|Chant at the Moon Day||Fun||U.S.|
|Feast of the Assumption||Religious||Other|
|National Relaxation Day||Fun||U.S.|
|Royal National Agricultural Show Day||Fun||Australia|
|National Rum Day||Food & Beverage||U.S.|
|National Tell A Joke Day||Fun||U.S.|
|Gold Cup Parade||Family, Food & Beverage, Fun, Sports||Canada|
|National Black Cat Appreciation Day||Animals||U.S.|
|National Fajita Day||Food & Beverage||U.S.|
|International Homeless Animals Day||Animals, Cause, International||World|
|National Aviation Day||Technology||U.S.|
|National Potato Day||Food & Beverage||U.S.|
|World Humanitarian Day||Cause||World|
|Day of Arafah||Religious||World|
|National Lemonade Day||Food & Beverage||U.S.|
|National Radio Day||Technology||U.S.|
|National Senior Citizens Day||Cause, Family||U.S.|
|Ninoy Aquino Day||International||World|
|National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day||Animals||U.S.|
|National Tooth Fairy Day||Fun||U.S.|
|World Plant Milk Day||Food & Beverage||U.S.|
|Cheap Flight Day||Fun||World|
|Health Unit Coordinators Day||Career||U.S.|
|National Sponge Cake Day||Food & Beverage||U.S.|
|National Waffle Day||Food & Beverage||U.S.|
|National Banana Split Day||Food & Beverage||U.S.|
|National Secondhand Wardrobe Day||Fashion||U.S.|
|National Dog Day||Animals||U.S.|
|National Heroes' Day holiday||International||World|
|National Just Because Day||U.S.|
|National Red Wine Day||Food & Beverage||U.S.|
|National Lemon Juice Day||Food & Beverage||U.S.|
|National Beach Day||Fun||U.S.|
|National Holistic Pet Day||Animals||U.S.|
|National Trail Mix Day||Food & Beverage||U.S.|
|Back to School Month ||Education||U.S.|
|International Assistance Dog Week||Animals||U.S.|
|National Eye Exam Month||Health||U.S.|
|National Immunization Awareness Month||Health||U.S.|
What is the significance of 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!
What are some memorable August holiday moments?
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.
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.
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.
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!
Are we missing your favorite August holiday?
If you don't see a holiday you love to celebrate here, head to our holiday submission page and let us know! Make sure you've compiled a bit of information about your holiday before you submit. Is it celebrated widely? Does it have a track record of media coverage? Let us know about any August holidays we should add!