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Holidays & Observances for the month of August 2023

30 July 2023

Welcome to the vibrant month of August! As we embark on this midsummer month, it brings along a host of diverse holidays and observances to commemorate, celebrate, and reflect upon. From cultural festivities to global awareness campaigns, August offers a rich tapestry of events that unite people from all walks of life. Let’s delve into some of the significant holidays and observances taking place in August 2023, spreading joy, knowledge, and appreciation across the world. Whether you’re looking forward to cherished traditions or eager to learn about new customs, this month promises to be a delightful journey of discovery.

August 1

  • Colorado Day (in Colorado)
  • DOGust Universal Birthday for Shelter Dogs
  • Homemade Pie Day
  • International Childfree Day
  • National Girlfriend’s Day
  • Lammas Day
  • Lughnasa
  • National Minority Donor Awareness Day
  • National Night Out
  • National Raspberry Cream Pie Day
  • Play Ball Day
  • Respect for Parents Day
  • Spider-Man Day
  • Start-Up Day Across America
  • U.S. Air Force Day
  • Woman Astronomers Day
  • World Lung Cancer Day
  • World Scout Scarf Day
  • World Wide Web Day

August 2

  • National Computer-Aided Design Day
  • National Coloring Book Day
  • National Ice Cream Sandwich Day
  • Take a Penny / Leave a Penny Day

August 3

  • Airplane Crop Duster Day
  • Clean Your Floors Day
  • Grab Some Nuts Day
  • Esther Day (a day of love between family and friends in honor of Esther Earl, the teenager who inspired John Green’s The Fault In Our Stars)
  • National Big Forehead Day
  • National IPA (India Pale Ale Beer) Day (the first Thursday in August)
  • National Watermelon Day

August 4

  • Assistance Dog Day
  • Hooray For Kid’s Day
  • International Beer Day (the first Friday in August)
  • International Clouded Leopard Day
  • National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day
  • National White Wine Day
  • Single Working Woman’s Day
  • U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Birthday

August 5

  • Blogger Day
  • Green Peppers Day
  • International Traffic Light Day
  • National Disc Golf Day (the first Saturday in August)
  • National Oyster Day
  • Mead Day (the first Saturday in August)
  • National Mustard Day (the first Saturday in August)
  • National Twins Day
  • National Underwear Day
  • National Water Balloon Day (the first Friday in August)
  • Sandcastle Day (the first Saturday in August)
  • Tomboy Tools Day (the first Friday in August)
  • Work Like a Dog Day

August 6

  • American Family Day (the first Sunday in August)
  • Balloons to Heaven Day
  • Cycle to Work Day
  • Farmworker Appreciation Day
  • Hiroshima Day
  • International Hangover Day
  • International Sailor Moon Day 
  • National Clown Day (the Saturday during Clown Week)
  • National Fresh Breath Day
  • National Friendship Day (the first Sunday in August)
  • National Gossip Day
  • National Psychic Day (the first Sunday in August)
  • National Root Beer Float Day
  • National Sisters Day (the first Sunday in August)
  • National Tree Day
  • Wiggle Your Toes Day

August 7

  • National Beach Party Day
  • National Lighthouse Day
  • National Raspberries and Cream Day
  • National Sea Serpent Day
  • Particularly Preposterous Packaging Day
  • Professional Speakers Day
  • National Purple Heart Day

August 8

  • Bullet Journal Day
  • Digital Nomad Day
  • Dying to Know Day
  • Happiness Happens Day
  • International Cat Day
  • National CBD Day
  • National Dollar Day
  • National Frozen Custard Day
  • National Zucchini Day
  • The Date to Create
  • Universal & International Infinity Day
  • Wear Your Mothers Jewelry Day

August 9

  • International Coworking Day
  • International Day of the World’s Indigenous People
  • National Book Lovers Day
  • National Hand Holding Day
  • National Rice Pudding Day

August 10

  • International Vlogging Day
  • National Duran Duran Appreciation Day
  • National Lazy Day
  • National Shapewear Day
  • National S’mores Day
  • Skyscraper Appreciation Day
  • Spoil Your Dog Day
  • Update Your Bio Day
  • World Lion Day

August 11

  • Annual Medical Checkup Day
  • National Align Your Teeth Day 
  • National Face Mask Day
  • National Hip Hop Day
  • National Raspberry Tart Day
  • Play in the Sand Day
  • Presidential Joke Day
  • Son and Daughter Day
  • Shop Online for Groceries Day

August 12

  • Baseball Fans Day
  • Celebrate Your Lakes Day (the second Saturday in August)
  • Garage Sale Day (the second Saturday in August)
  • IBM PC Day
  • International Youth Day
  • Julienne Fries Day
  • Middle Child Day
  • Milkman Day
  • National Bowling Day (the second Saturday in August)
  • National Middle Child Day
  • National Model Aviation Day (the second Saturday in August)
  • Shop Online for Groceries Day (the second Friday in August)
  • Vinyl Record Day
  • World Elephant Day

August 13

  • Gay Uncle’s Day (the second Sunday in August)
  • International Lefthanders Day
  • National Filet Mignon Day
  • National Prosecco Day
  • Melon Day (the second Sunday in August)
  • Women’s and Family Day

August 14

  • Love Your Bookshop Day
  • Military Marriage Day
  • National Creamsicle Day
  • National Financial Awareness Day
  • National Navajo Code Talkers Day
  • National Spirit of ’45 Day 
  • National Tattoo Removal Day
  • National Wiffle Ball Day
  • Social Security Day
  • US Victory Day
  • Victory Day (in Rhode Island, the second Monday in August)
  • World Lizard Day

August 15

  • Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • Chant at the Moon Day
  • Check the Chip Day (for pet microchips)
  • I Love Cowboys and Cowgirls Day
  • Julia Child’s Birthday
  • Lemon Meringue Pie Day
  • National Acadian Day (in Canada)
  • National Back-To-School Prep Day 
  • National Relaxation Day
  • No SpongeBob Day
  • World Greatness Day

August 16

  • Bennington Battle Day (in Vermont)
  • National Airborne Day
  • National Bratwurst Day
  • National Independent Worker Day 
  • National Roller Coaster Day
  • National Rum Day
  • Surveillance Day
  • True Love Forever Day
  • World Calligraphy Day

August 17

  • Baby Boomers Recognition Day
  • Banana Lovers Day
  • Balloon Airmail Day
  • National Black Cat Appreciation Day
  • National I Love My Feet Day
  • National Non-Profit Day
  • National Thrift Shop Day
  • National Vanilla Custard Day

August 18

  • Bad Poetry Day
  • Birth Control Pills Day
  • Mail Order Catalog Day
  • National Badge Ribbon Day
  • National Couple’s Day
  • National Kool-Aid Day 
  • National Fajita Day
  • National Ice Cream Pie Day
  • National Men’s Grooming Day (the third Friday in August)
  • Never Give Up Day
  • Long Tan Day
  • Statehood Day (in Hawaii, the third Friday in August)
  • Pinot Noir Day
  • Serendipity Day
  • World Breast Cancer Research Day

August 19

  • Break the Monotony Day (the third Saturday in August)
  • Clear the Shelters Day (the third Saturday in August)
  • International Bow Day
  • International Orangutan Day
  • National Aviation Day
  • National Hot and Spicy Food Day
  • National Sandcastle and Sculpture Day
  • National Soft Ice Cream Day
  • International Geocaching Day (the third Saturday in August)
  • International Homeless Animals Day (the third Saturday of August)
  • Potato Day
  • World Honey Bee Day (the third Saturday in August)
  • World Humanitarian Day
  • World Photography Day

August 20

  • International Day of Medical Transporters
  • Lemonade Day
  • National Bacon Lovers Day
  • National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day
  • National Radio Day
  • Virtual Worlds Day
  • World Mosquito Day

August 21

  • Brazilian Blowout Day
  • International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism
  • Internet Self-Care Day
  • National Spumoni Day
  • Poets Day
  • Senior Citizens Day

August 22

  • Be an Angel Day
  • Eat a Peach Day
  • National Pecan Torte Day
  • National Rainbow Baby Day
  • National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day
  • National Tooth Fairy Day
  • Never Been Better Day
  • World Plant Milk Day

August 23

  • Buttered Corn Day
  • Cheap Flight Day
  • Cuban Sandwich Day
  • Find Your Inner Nerd Day
  • Hug Your Sweetheart Day
  • International Blind Dog Day
  • National Ride the Wind Day
  • National Sponge Cake Day
  • Slavery Remembrance Day 

August 24

  • Can Opener Day
  • International Strange Music Day
  • Kobe Bryant Day
  • National Burger Day
  • National Knife Day
  • National Peach Pie Day
  • National Waffle Day
  • Shooting Star Day
  • Vesuvius Day

August 25

  • Forgive Your Foe Friday (the last Friday in August)
  • National Park Service Day
  • Kiss and Make Up Day
  • National Banana Split Day
  • National Second-Hand Wardrobe Day
  • National Whiskey Sour Day
  • World Daffodil Day (the last Friday in August)

August 26

  • Make Your Own Luck Day
  • Musical Yoga Day
  • National Cherry Popsicle Day
  • National Dog Day
  • National Toilet Paper Day
  • Speak Kind Words Saturday (last Saturday in August)
  • Women’s Equality Day

August 27

  • Crab Soup Day
  • International Lottery Day
  • Just Because Day
  • Kiss Me Day
  • Lyndon Baines Johnson Day (in Texas)
  • National Pots de Creme Day
  • Sacrifice Our Wants for Others’ Needs Sunday (the last Sunday in August)
  • Social Justice Sunday
  • Tarzan Day
  • World Rock Paper Scissors Day

August 28

  • Crackers Over the Keyboard Day
  • International Read Comics in Public Day
  • National Bow Tie Day
  • National Cherry Turnover Day
  • National Power Rangers Day
  • Radio Commercials Day
  • Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day
  • Red Wine Day

August 29

  • Chop Suey Day
  • Individual Rights Day
  • Lemon Juice Day
  • Marine Corps Reserve Birthday
  • More Herbs, Less Salt Day
  • Touch a Heart Tuesday (the last Tuesday in August)
  • Willing to Lend a Hand Tuesday (the last Tuesday in August)

August 30

  • Frankenstein Day
  • International Cabernet Sauvignon Day
  • International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances
  • International Whale Shark Day
  • National Beach Day
  • National Grief Awareness Day
  • National Holistic Pet Day
  • National Toasted Marshmallow Day
  • National Sarcoidosis Awareness Day
  • Slinky Day
  • Tug of War Day (the last Wednesday in August)

August 31

  • Eat Outside Day
  • International Cabernet Day
  • International Day for People of African Descent 
  • International Overdose Awareness Day
  • Love Litigating Lawyers Day
  • National Matchmaker Day
  • National Trail Mix Day
  • Thoughtful Thursday (the last Thursday in August)
  • We Love Memoirs Day

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