August 2017 Observances for Your
Senior Activity Calendar

Find interesting and unique observances and holidays for you to use as inspiration for your senior activity program.

Fun Observances and Holidays for August
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August 2017 Monthly Observances

  • American Adventures Month
  • American Artist Appreciation Month
  • Black Business Month
  • Boomers Making a Difference Month
  • Bystander Awareness Month
  • Children's Eye Health and Safety Month
  • Children's Vision and Learning Month
  • Get Ready for Kindergarten Month
  • Happiness Happens Month
  • Motorsports Awareness Month
  • National Back-to-School Month
  • National Eye Exam Month
  • National Immunization Awareness Month
  • National Traffic Awareness Month
  • Read-a-Romance Month
  • Shop Online for Groceries Month
  • What Will Be Your Legacy Month

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August 2017 Weekly Observances

  • International Clown Week (August 1-7)
  • National Minority Donor Awareness Week (August 1-7)
  • World Breastfeeding Week (August 1-7)
  • National Farmers Market Week (August 6-12)
  • National Bargain Hunting Week (August 7-13)
  • Psychic Week (August 7-11)
  • Elvis Week (August 11-19)
  • Be Kind to Humankind Week (August 25-31)

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August 2017 Daily Observances

August 1

  • Girlfriend's Day
  • National Minority Donor Awareness Day
  • National Night Out, an annual campaign to promote police-community partnerships
  • National Raspberry Cream Pie Day
  • Respect for Parents Day
  • World Lung Cancer Day

August 2

  • National Coloring Book Day
  • National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

August 3

  • National Watermelon Day

August 4

  • Coast Guard Day
  • International Beer Day

August 5

  • National Mustard Day
  • National Underwear Day

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August 6

  • Friendship Day (International Day of Friendship is celebrated on July 30)
  • National Doll Day
  • National Root Beer Float Day
  • National Sister's Day
  • Wiggle Your Toes Day

August 7

  • National Lighthouse Day
  • National Raspberries in Cream Day
  • Particularly Preposterous Packaging Day
  • Professional Speakers Day

August 8

  • Happiness Happens Day
  • National Frozen Custard Day
  • National Zucchini Day
  • Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbors' Porch Night

August 9

  • International Day of the World's Indigenous People
  • National Rice Pudding Day
  • Veep Day, the day Vice President Gerald Ford succeeded to the presidency after President Richard Nixon resigned in 1974

August 10

  • National S'mores Day

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August 11

  • National Raspberry Tart Day

August 12

  • International Youth Day
  • Middle Children's Day
  • National Bowling Day
  • National Garage Sale Day
  • National Julienne Fries Day
  • World Elephant Day

August 13

  • International Left-Handers Day

August 14

  • National Creamsicle Day
  • Navajo Code Talkers Day, recognizing the achievements of the Code Talkers who translated military messages in the Navajo language during World War II

August 15

  • Check the Chip Day, a day to remind pet owners to have their pets microchipped
  • National Lemon Meringue Pie Day
  • National Relaxation Day

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August 16

  • International Wave at Surveillance Day, a day to show sarcasm as people are encouraged to wave at the surveillance cameras in public
  • National Bratwurst Day
  • National Roller Coaster Day
  • National Rum Day

August 17

  • National Vanilla Custard Day

August 18

  • Bad Poetry Day
  • National Badge Ribbon Day
  • National Ice Cream Pie Day
  • Serendipity Day

August 19

  • International Homeless Animals' Day and Candlelight Vigils
  • National Aviation Day
  • National Honey Bee Day
  • National Potato Day
  • World Humanitarian Day
  • World Photography Day

August 20

  • National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day

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August 21

  • National Senior Citizens Day
  • National Spumoni Day, celebrating the molded Italian ice cream, featuring layers of various flavors and colors
  • Poet's Day
  • Solar Eclipse

August 22

  • Be an Angel Day

August 23

  • National Sponge Cake Day

August 24

  • National Peach Pie Day
  • National Waffle Day

August 25

  • Founders Day, commemorating the founding of the National Park Service in 1916
  • Kiss-and-Make-Up Day
  • National Whiskey Sour Day

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August 26

  • National Cherry Popsicle Day
  • National Dog Day
  • Women's Equality Day

August 27

  • National Pots De Creme Day, honoring the French custard dessert

August 28

  • National Cherry Turnover Day
  • Race Your Mouse Around the Icons Day, referring to the action most desktop users do as they wait for the screen to load

August 29

  • Individual Rights Day
  • International Day Against Nuclear Tests
  • More Herbs, Less Salt Day
  • National Lemon Juice Day

August 30

  • National Grief Awareness Day
  • National Holistic Pet Day
  • National Toasted Marshmallow Day

August 31

  • Love Litigating Lawyers Day
  • National Trail Mix Day

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