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August 2021 Events and Celebrations
August, for the Western hemisphere, marks the end of the summer season. It’s everyone’s last chance to relax, hangout with friends and enjoy the bright, sunny weather before welcoming the new school semester.
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World Wide Web Day
World Wide Web Day is a global celebration dedicated to web browsing, the online activity that brings the world at your fingertips and a wealth of knowledge at your feet.
National Girlfriend Day
National Girlfriends Day encourages women across the U.S. to get together and celebrate their special bond of friendship. #girlfriend #galpal #bestie #nationalgirlfriendday #bff
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Mead Day
National Mead Day is celebrated to increase mead awareness and foster camaraderie among mead makers.
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International Beer Day
International Beer Day (IBD) is a celebration on the first Friday of every August founded in 2007 in Santa Cruz, California by Jesse Avshalomov.
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International Cat Day
International Cat Day is a full 24 hours of recognition and veneration of one of humanity’s oldest and most beloved pets. It was created in 2002 by the International Fund for Animal Welfare. This #CatDay, roll out the red carpet for your feline friends, or volunteer at your local pet shelter!
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International Youth Day
International Youth Day (IYD) is an awareness day designated by the United Nations. The purpose of the day is to draw attention to a given set of cultural and legal issues surrounding youth. The first IYD was observed on 12 August, 2000.
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13
International Lefthanders Day
International Left Handers Day is observed annually on August 13 to celebrate the uniqueness and differences of the left handers.
Friday the 13th
Friday the 13th is considered an unlucky day in Western superstition. It occurs when the 13th day of the month in the Gregorian calendar falls on a Friday, which happens at least once every year but can occur up to three times in the same year.
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World Honey Bee Day
World Honey Bee Day, previously known as Honey Bee Awareness Day, is an idea put together by beekeepers in the USA, who petitioned for an official day to honour honey bees and beekeping.
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Bad Poetry Day
Bad Poetry Day encourages you to give it a go anyway by putting pen to paper and writing some terrible verse.
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World Humanitarian Day
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World Mosquito Day
World Mosquito Day, observed annually on 20 August, is a commemoration of British doctor Sir Ronald Ross's discovery in 1897 that female mosquitoes transmit malaria between humans.
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World Senior Citizen Day
The World Senior Citizen's Day is celebrated on the 21st of August each year.[1] It was first proclaimed by the General Assembly of the United Nations on December 14, 1990.
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24
International Strange Music Day
International Strange Music Day was created by Patrick Grant, a New York musician. The premise is to get people to play and listen to types of music they have never experienced before.
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Individual Rights Day
Individual Rights Day marks the birth date of John Locke, the philosopher who first prominently argued that a human being has a fundamental property right based on his status as a person.
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30
International Whale Shark Day
30 August has been celebrated as International Whale Shark Day since 2012 in order to raise awareness about these giant species of sharks.
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International Bacon Day
International Bacon Day or Bacon Day is an unofficial observance, often celebrated on the Saturday before US Labor Day.
Trail-Mix Day
Trail Mix Day is all about creating good trail mix and testing it out on the road.
International Overdose Awareness Day
International Overdose Awareness Day is a global campaign that works towards preventing overdose, reducing the stigma associated with it, and providing support to families and loved ones of overdose victims. The unofficial awareness day is observed every year on August 31.
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About the month of August
For those situated in European countries, August is a month filled with celebrations and festivities like La Tomatina in Spain. Because of this, many people flock to countries in the southern portion of the EU to enjoy the events. As the eighth month of the Julian calendar, August also includes important religious holidays like the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The birth flower of August is the gladiolus or poppy which represents beauty, strength, love, marriage and family, togetherness. August’s original name was Sextillis but it was later changed to August in honor of Augustus Caesar.

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