Fun things to do in August:
- Take a family vacation
- Have an ice cream sandwich or make your own (Aug 2 – National Ice Cream Sandwich Day)
- Eat watermelon … have a seed spitting contest! (Aug 3 – National Watermelon Day)
- Learn about the US Coast Guard (Aug 4 – US Coast Guard Day)
- Visit a lighthouse and enjoy the beach (Aug 7 – National Lighthouse Day)
- Make something with a zucchini, then sneak some on your neighbor’s porch! (Aug 8 – Zucchini Day)
- Fly a kite, take a boat ride, enjoy a summer day (Aug 23 – Ride the Wind Day)
- Learn about volcanoes and go visit one! (Aug 24 – Mt. Vesuvius Day)
- Have a summer picnic (Aug 31 – Eat Outside Day)
- Write a list of summer things you are thankful for!
The Month of August:
- Calendar – In the old ten-month Roman calendar, August was the sixth month. About 700 BC, it became the eighth month when January and February were added to the year before March by King Pompilius, who gave it 29 days. Julius Ceasar added 2 days when he created the Julian calendar and renamed it in honor of his son, Augustus.
- Season – In the Southern Hemisphere, August is the seasonal equivalent of February in the Northern Hemisphere. In many European countries, August is the holiday month for most workers. Numerous religious holidays occurred during August in ancient Rome.
- Moon – “Full Sturgeon Moon” – Some Native American tribes knew that the sturgeon of the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain were most readily caught during this full Moon. Others called it the Green Corn Moon.
- Birthstone – peridot, sardonyx, and spinel
- Flowers – gladiolus or poppy, meaning beauty, strength of character, love, marriage and family.
- Zodiac – Leo (until August 22) and Virgo (from August 23 onwards).
August Days For Kids:
1 – nl Mountain Climbing Day
2 – nl Ice Cream Sandwich Day
3 – nl Watermelon Day
4 – US Coast Guard Day
5 – Campfire Day, inl Clown Day, nl Mustard Day
6 – Sisters Day, Friendship Day
7 – nl Lighthouse Day
8 – Sneak some zucchini on your neighbor’s porch day
9 – Book lovers day
10 – nl S’mores Day
14 – nl Creamsicle Day
16 – nl Tell a Joke Day
17 – nl Thriftshop Day
19 – nl Honeybee Awareness Day, nl Potato Day
20 – World Mosquito Day
22 – nl Toothfairy Day
23 – Ride the Wind Day
24 – Vesuvius Day
26 – nl Dog Day
28 – Daughter’s Day
30 – Frankenstein Day, Toasted Marshmallow Day
31 – nl Eat Outside Day, nl Trail Mix Day