August 2021 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 2021 Monthly Observances

  • American Adventures Month
  • American Artist Appreciation 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
  • International Pirate Month
  • Motorsports Awareness Month
  • National Back-to-School Month
  • National Black Business Month
  • National Eye Exam Month
  • National Immunization Awareness Month
  • National Minority Donor Awareness Month
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month
  • Read-a-Romance Month
  • What Will Be Your Legacy Month

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August 2021 Weekly Observances

  • International Assistance Dog Week (August 1-7)
  • International Clown Week (August 1-7)
  • National Minority Donor Awareness Week (August 1-7)
  • World Breastfeeding Week (August 1-7)
  • National Bargain Hunting Week (August 2-6)
  • Elvis Week in Memphis, Tennessee (August 11-17)
  • National Aviation Week (August 15-21)
  • Be Kind to Humankind Week (August 25-31)

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August 2021 Daily Observances

August 1

  • National Doll Day
  • National Girlfriends Day
  • National Raspberry Cream Pie Day
  • Psychic Day
  • Respect for Parents Day
  • Rounds Resounding Day, a day to celebrate singing in rounds
  • Sisters' Day
  • World Lung Cancer Day

August 2

  • National Coloring Book Day
  • National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

August 3

  • National Night Out, an annual campaign to promote police-community partnerships
  • National Watermelon Day
  • National White Wine Day

August 4

  • Coast Guard Day
  • Single Working Women's Day

August 5

  • National Underwear Day

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August 6

  • International Beer Day
  • National Fresh Breath Day
  • National Root Beer Float Day
  • Wiggle Your Toes Day

August 7

  • National Disc Golf Day
  • National Lighthouse Day
  • National Mustard Day
  • Particularly Preposterous Packaging Day
  • Professional Speakers Day
  • Sandcastle Day

August 8

  • Happiness Happens Day
  • International Cat Day
  • International Hangover Day (National Hangover Day is January 1)
  • National Dollar Day
  • National Fried Chicken and Waffles Day
  • Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbors' Porch Night
  • Wear Your Mother's Jewelry Day

August 9

  • Book Lovers Day
  • International Day of the World's Indigenous People
  • National Rice Pudding Day
  • Veep Day, the day Vice President Gerald Ford became president because of President Nixon's resignation in 1974

August 10

  • Islamic New Year (begins in the evening on August 9)
  • National Lazy Day
  • National S'mores Day
  • World Lion Day

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August 11

  • National Raspberry Tart Day

August 12

  • International Youth Day
  • Middle Child Day
  • Vinyl Record Day
  • World Elephant Day

August 13

  • Blame Someone Else Day
  • Friday the Thirteenth
  • International Left-Handers Day

August 14

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

August 15

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

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August 16

  • National Roller Coaster Day
  • National Rum Day
  • National Tell a Joke Day
  • Surveillance Day

August 17

  • Black Cat Appreciation Day
  • National Nonprofit Day
  • National Thrift Shop Day

August 18

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

August 19

  • National Aviation Day
  • National Hot and Spicy Food Day
  • National Potato Day
  • World Humanitarian Day
  • World Photography Day

August 20

  • National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day
  • National Radio Day
  • World Mosquito Day

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August 21

  • International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism
  • International Geocaching Day
  • International Homeless Animals Day and Candlelight Vigils
  • National Sweet Tea Day
  • Poet's Day
  • World Senior Citizens Day

August 22

  • Be an Angel Day, a day to serve someone else with one small act
  • Full Sturgeon Moon, so-called by Native Americans because of the prevalence of sturgeon fish at this time of year
  • International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief History
  • National Bring Your Cat to the Vet Day
  • National Eat a Peach Day
  • National Tooth Fairy Day

August 23

  • International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition
  • National Sponge Cake Day

August 24

  • National Peach Pie Day
  • National Waffle Day

August 25

  • Kiss-and-Make-Up Day
  • National Banana Split Day
  • National Whiskey Sour Day

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August 26

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

August 27

  • National Pots De Creme Day, honoring the French custard dessert
  • The Duchess Who Wasn't Day, honoring the writer who took The Duchess as her pen name when writing her novels

August 28

  • International Bat Night (August 28-29)
  • National Bow Tie Day
  • National Cherry Turnover Day
  • National Red Wine 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

  • According to Hoyle Day, a day promoting games to be played according to the rules
  • International Day Against Nuclear Tests
  • More Herbs, Less Salt Day
  • National Lemon Juice Day

August 30

  • International Day of Victims of Enforced Disappearances
  • National Toasted Marshmallow Day

August 31

  • International Overdose Awareness Day
  • Love Litigating Lawyers Day
  • National Trail Mix Day

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