August 2020 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 2020 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
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month
  • Read-a-Romance Month
  • What Will Be Your Legacy Month

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August 2020 Weekly Observances

  • International Clown Week (August 1-7)
  • World Breastfeeding Week (August 1-7)
  • International Assistance Dog Week (August 2-8)
  • National Bargain Hunting Week (August 3-9)
  • Elvis Week in Memphis, Tennessee (August 8-16)
  • Be Kind to Humankind Week (August 25-31)

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August 2020 Daily Observances

August 1

  • Girlfriends' Day
  • National Disc Golf Day
  • National Mustard Day
  • National Raspberry Cream Pie Day
  • Respect for Parents Day
  • Rounds Resounding Day, a day to celebrate singing in rounds
  • Sandcastle Day
  • Spider-Man Day
  • World Lung Cancer Day

August 2

  • National Coloring Book Day
  • National Doll Day
  • National Ice Cream Sandwich Day
  • Psychic Day
  • Sisters' Day

August 3

  • Full Sturgeon Moon
  • National Watermelon Day

August 4

  • Coast Guard Day
  • International Clouded Leopard Day
  • National Night Out, an annual campaign to promote police-community partnerships
  • National White Wine Day
  • Single Working Women's Day

August 5

  • National Underwear Day

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August 6

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

August 7

  • International Beer Day
  • National Lighthouse Day
  • Particularly Preposterous Packaging Day
  • Professional Speakers Day

August 8

  • Happiness Happens Day
  • International Cat Day
  • International Hangover Day (National Hangover Day is January 1)
  • National Bowling Day
  • National Dollar Day
  • National Fried Chicken and Waffles Day
  • National Garage Sale 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 became president because of President Nixon's resignation in 1974

August 10

  • 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

  • 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
  • International Homeless Animals Day and Candlelight Vigils
  • National Honey Bee Day
  • 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
  • National Badge Ribbon Day
  • National Fajita Day
  • National Ice Cream Pie Day
  • Serendipity Day

August 19

  • National Aviation Day
  • National Potato Day
  • World Humanitarian Day
  • World Photo Day

August 20

  • Islamic New Year (begins in the evening on August 19)
  • 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
  • National Senior Citizens Day
  • National Sweet Tea Day
  • Poet's Day

August 22

  • Be an Angel Day, a day to serve someone else with one small act
  • National Bring Your Cat to the Vet Day
  • 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

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

August 27

  • International Bat Night
  • 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

  • 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

  • Love Litigating Lawyers Day
  • National Trail Mix Day

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