August 2018 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 2018 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 Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month
  • Read-a-Romance Month
  • Shop Online for Groceries Month
  • What Will Be Your Legacy Month

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August 2018 Weekly Observances

  • International Clown Week (August 1-7)
  • World Breastfeeding Week (August 1-7)
  • Exercise With Your Child Week (August 5-11)
  • International Assistance Dog Week (August 5-11)
  • Psychic Week (August 6-10)
  • Elvis Week (August 11-18)
  • National Aviation Week (August 15-21)
  • Be Kind to Humankind Week (August 25-31)

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August 2018 Daily Observances

August 1

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

August 2

  • National Coloring Book Day
  • National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

August 3

  • International Beer Day
  • National Watermelon Day

August 4

  • Coast Guard Day
  • National Disc Golf Day
  • National Mustard Day
  • National White Wine Day
  • Sandcastle Day
  • Single Working Women's Day

August 5

  • Friendship Day
  • National Doll Day
  • National Underwear Day
  • Sisters' Day

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August 6

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

August 7

  • National Lighthouse Day
  • National Night Out, an annual campaign to promote police-community partnerships
  • Particularly Preposterous Packaging Day
  • Professional Speakers Day

August 8

  • International Cat Day
  • National Dollar Day
  • Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbors' Porch Night
  • Wear Your Mother's Jewelry Day

August 9

  • International Day of the World's Indigenous People
  • National Book Lovers Day
  • 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 Lazy Day
  • National S'mores Day
  • Shop Online for Groceries Day
  • World Lion Day

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August 11

  • National Bowling Day
  • National Garage Sale Day

August 12

  • International Youth Day
  • Middle Child Day
  • Vinyl Record 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 Roller Coaster Day
  • National Rum Day

August 17

  • Black Cat Appreciation Day
  • National Thrift Shop Day

August 18

  • Bad Poetry Day
  • International Geocaching Day
  • National Badge Ribbon Day
  • National Fajita Day
  • National Honey Bee 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

  • National Senior Citizens Day
  • National Sweet Tea Day

August 22

  • Be an Angel Day, a day to serve someone else with one small act
  • National Eat a Peach 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

  • Full Sturgeon Moon
  • 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

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

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

August 30

  • National Toasted Marshmallow Day

August 31

  • Love Litigating Lawyers Day
  • National Trail Mix Day

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