Monday, August 1, 2016


Byter Brett B always always takes the time to email me a list of special days and events in the coming month.

Below is Brett’s list for August.

Click on the ones in blue to find out more about those events.

  • 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, 2016 Daily Holidays, Special and Wacky Days:
National Mustard Day first Saturday
Friendship Day - First Sunday in August
International Forgiveness Day - First Sunday in August
Sisters Day - First Sunday in August
Chinese Valentine's Day/Daughter's Day - 7th day of 7th Lunar Month
14/15 V-J Day - which date do you celerate as the end of WWII?
15 Relaxation Day - now this one's for me!
22 National Tooth Fairy Day - and/or February 28
28 Race Your Mouse Day -but we are not sure what kind of "mouse"

Thanks Brett.

Some other August trivia:

This month was originally named Sextilis in Latin, because it was the sixth month in the original ten-month Roman calendar under Romulus in 753 BC, when March was the first month of the year. About 700 BC it became the eighth month when January and February were added to the year before March by King Numa Pompilius, who also gave it 29 days. Julius Caesar added two days when he created the Julian calendar in 45 BC giving it its modern length of 31 days. In 8 BC it was renamed in honor of Augustus (despite common belief, he did not take a day from February. According to a Senatus consultum quoted by Macrobius, he chose this month because it was the time of several of his great triumphs, including the conquest of Egypt.

All horses born in the southern hemisphere celebrate their birthday on August 1 as a means of standardising horse-related (mostly sporting) events. This date is based on the breeding season of horses, so horses born in the northern hemisphere celebrate their birthday on January 1.

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