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Need a Holiday? August Has More of Them Than You Think!

Need a Holiday? August Has More of Them Than You Think!

August is here. For Americans, Independence Day is long gone, as are Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, and Cinco de Mayo. Easter, St. Patrick’s Day, and Valentines Day are but distant memories, while Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas still seem eons away. While summer is a festive time of year all on its own, it sure would be nice to have a holiday or two to break up the monotony of August and September.

Well, you’re in luck! Your friends here at the Farmers’ Almanac have dug up some little-known holidays to add a little sizzle to your summer. Here’s just a small sampling of the special days designated during the coming month:

Sisters Day — Celebrated on the first Sunday in August, Sisters Day is a great way to share the love with your favorite female sibling.

8th: Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day — Here’s a devious one for all you gardeners out there. Spread the love around!

10th: National S’mores Day — As if you needed a special day to enjoy these ooey-gooey, oh-so-good campfire favorites.

11th: Presidential Joke Day — Where did George Washington keep his armies? In his sleevies, of course!

13th: Left Handers’ Day — All you righties out there, why not try to do things left-handed for the day?

14th: National Creamsicle Day — The perfect summer treat!

15th: Relaxation Day — Who could argue with a day like this?

18th: Bad Poetry Day — “My love has a red, red nose …”

22nd: National Tooth Fairy Day — Unless you have a loose tooth, we suggest you celebrate this one in spirit …

27th: Just Because Day — Why? Just because!

28th: Race Your Mouse Day — Don’t have a pet mouse? No problem. Race your computer mouse.

29th: More Herbs, Less Salt Day — A healthy reminder that can benefit us all.

31st: National Trail Mix Day — This day is a great excuse to take a hike.

Want to prepare for these holidays, and more, be sure to check our long-range forecast for your area.

5 comments

1 Kelley { 08.12.13 at 10:56 am }

August 6th is National Root Beer Float Day =)

2 Richard hogenson { 08.12.13 at 8:55 am }

Don’t forget Christmas in August at Yellowstone National Park. It’s on August 25.

3 Evangeline { 08.06.12 at 2:48 pm }

Fun info. Guess if you need a “reason” to take a holiday, this is as good a list as any you could make up!! Now will you do the rest of the year? Feb and Mar are particularly slow. ;-D

4 Tracey Bolen { 08.06.12 at 8:51 am }

sorry meant to say august the 6th

5 Tracey Bolen { 08.06.12 at 8:50 am }

Actually in Canada we have a civic holiday in august which is today August the 5th..everyone in government has this day off and alot of other people unfortunately i have to work though

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