Friday, August 1, 2014

August Holidays and Activities

Listed below are interesting holidays, celebrations, important dates, and events for August. Icons indicate an activity from one of Toolbox Training’s 100 Activities series of books or activity card sets. Hover over the icon for specific references to exact activities.

You can also click on links for additional information on dates. Many of these connect directly to activities on the Toolbox Training blog, but some are off-site links.

1

National anthem composer Francis Scott Key's Birthday (1779)

Respect for Parents' Day

National Day Of Switzerland (founded 1291)

Sports Day

MTV debuted (1981)

Raspberry Cream Pie Day

2

Ice Cream Sandwich Day

Latin American Festival (2-4)

First Lincoln penny issued (1909)

3

Columbus set sail on first voyage (1492)

Park Day

4

Hooray for Kids Day!

Jazz singer Louis Armstrong was born (1901)

Twins Day

U.S. Coast Guard Day (established 1790)

5

Sisters' Day

Astronaut Neil Armstrong's Birthday (1930)

6

Root Beer Float Day

Wiggle Your Toes Day

Summer Halfway Day

Fresh Breath Day

Actress/comedienne Lucille Ball's Birthday (1911)

7

Lighthouse Day

Sea Serpent Day

8

Senior Citizens Day

Sneak Some Zucchini onto Your Neighbor's Porch Day

9

Popcorn Festival

Romance Day

Send An Email Greeting Day

Smokey the Bear's Birthday (1944)

Book Lovers' Day

Art Appreciation Day (International)

Dance A Polka Day

10

President Herbert Hoover's Birthday (1874)

First steam locomotive

Middle Children's Day

Lazy Day

S'mores Day

11

Play in the Sand Day

Son's and Daughter's Day

12

Youth Day (International)

Truck Driver Day

IBM Personal Computer introduced (1981)

13

Left Hander's Day

Blame Someone Else Day

Frontierswoman Annie Oakley's Birthday (1860)

Movie director Alfred Hitchcock’s Birthday (1899)

14

Financial Awareness Day

Assumption Day

Creamsicle Day

15

Relaxation Day

I Love Cowboys and Cowgirls Day

Angel Food Cake Day

16

Tell a Joke Day

Roller coaster patented (1898)

17

Hawaii Statehood Day

Frontiersman Davy Crockett's Birthday (1786)

Archaeology Day

Thriftshop Day

18

The Wizard of Oz movie premiered (1939)

Bad Poetry Day

19

President Bill Clinton's Birthday (1946)

Aviation Day/Aviator Orville Wright's Birthday (1871)

20

National Radio Day

Lemonade Day

Television patented (1930)

21

Basketball star Wilt Chamberlain's Birthday (1936)

22

Be an Angel Day

Tooth Fairy Day

23

Plumber's Day

Hug Day

Ride the Wind Day

Spongecake Day

First photograph of Earth from the Moon (taken by Lunar Orbiter, 1966)

24

Waffle iron patented (1869)

Peach Pie Day

25

Banana Split Day

Kiss And Make Up Day

26

Women's Equality Day (anniversary of women getting the vote, 1920)

Make Your Own Luck Day

Cherry Popsicle Day

27

Spiritual leader Mother Teresa's Birthday (1910)

Banana Lovers’ Day

Just Because Day

28

Martin Luther King Jr. gave his “I Have a Dream” speech (1963)

Sauntering Day

Race Your Mouse Day

29

First Scout Camp opened (1934)

More Herbs, Less Salt Day

30

Toasted Marshmallow Day

31

Trail Mix Day

Kinetopographic camera patented (1897)


Floating Holidays:

  • Picnic Day (1st Monday)
  • Mustard Day (1st Saturday)
  • American Family Day (1st Sunday)
  • Friendship Day (1st Sunday)
  • Worldwide Forgiveness Day (1st Sunday)
  • Homeless Animals Day (3rd Saturday)

Specialty Weeks:

1st week:
  • Clown Week
2nd week:
  • Apple Week (August 6-12)
  • Elvis Week
  • Simplify Your Life Week (August 5-11)
  • Smile Week 3rd week:
  • Air Conditioning Appreciation Week
  • American Dance Week
  • Aviation Week
  • Don't Wait – Celebrate! Week
  • Friendship Week (August 19-25)
  • Thanks for All the Gifts Week
  • Weird Contest Week 4th week:
  • Be Kind to Humankind Week
  • Stepparent's Appreciation Week
  • Veterinary Week
    Specialty Months:

    • Admit You're Happy Month
    • American Artist Appreciation Month
    • Back to School Month
    • Catfish Month
    • Children's Good Manners Month
    • Children's Vision & Learning Month
    • Family Fun Month
    • Foot Health Month
    • Golf Month
    • Home Business Month
    • Hug Month
    • Inventors' Month
    • Literacy Month
    • Parks Month
    • Peach Month
    • Romance Awareness Month
    • Water Quality Month
    • Watermelon Month

  • Check out other months or return to activity calendar page.


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