Holidays and Festivals

Independence Day from France (Burkina Faso)
Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day and the Day of Croatian defenders (Croatia)
Flag Day (Japan) *
Barsi Bhagat Puran Singh (Sikhism) 

Work Like a Dog Day
Feast of Abel of Reims
(died 750)
Feast of Addai
Feast of Saint Afra and companions
, virgins, martyrs (France) (Augsburg)
Feast of Saint Cassian of Autun, bishop
Feast of Saint Dominic, confessor [medieval date, in Paris; nowadays August 4]
Feast of Saint Emygdius, martyr, bishop of Ascoli Piceno
Feast of Saint Memmius, bishop
Feast of Mary "ad nives", Dedication of Santa Maria Maggiore bin Rome

Feast of Saint Ormisdas, pope, confessor [Bamberg]
Feast of Saint Oswald of Northumbria, king, martyr [common; England] (died 642)
Feast of Saint Sixtus II, pope [Paris]
*Cowes Week  Cowes, England - August - (5of8)
*Big Chill Eastnor Park, Herefordshire, UK August 5 - 8 (1of4) (2010)

Fête de la Amande   Translation:  Almond Day (French Republican) The 18th day of the Month of Thermidor in the French Republican Calendar

Toast of The Day

"To the lamp of love...
may it burn brightest in the darkest hours and never flicker in the winds of trial." 
- Unknown

Drink of The Day


1/3 shot kahlua
1/3 shot Bailey's Irish Cream
1/3 shot vodka
1/3 shot tia maria
Stir over ice & strain into pony or chilled cocktail glass
- In Rememberence of the bombing of Hiroshima (8/6)

Wine of The Day

H/H Estates (2008) "GW Smith"
Style - Malbec
Horse Heaven Hills

Beer of The Day

 Russian River Supplication (California, USA)
Style - Fruity
Attributes - infused with the juice of whole cherries
Flavor - Complex, woody, tart, refreshing sweet body

Joke of The Day

 Q: What is the difference between a light bulb and a pregnant girl?
A: You can unscrew the light bulb!

Quote of The Day

"I prefer to think that God is not dead, just drunk."
- John Marcellus Huston (August 5th 1906 – August 28th 1987), an American director.

August Observances

Admit You're Happy Month
American Adventures Month
American Artists Appreciation Month
American History Essay Contest
(8/1 - 12/15)
American Indian Heritage Month (Also November)
Beach Month
Black Business Month
Cataract Awareness Month
Celery, Fennel and Cactus Month
Children's Eye Health and Safety Month
Children’s Vision and Learning Month
Family Fun Month
Get Ready for Kindergarten Month
Golf Month
Happiness Happens Month
Learn Japanese Month
Motor Sports Awareness Month
National Catfish Month
National Eye Exam Month
National Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Month
National Goat Cheese Month
National Golf Month
National Immunization Awareness Month
National Inventors Month
National Minority Donor Awareness Month
National Panini Month
National Parks Month
National Picnic Month
National Runaway Prevention Month
National Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month
National Truancy Prevention Month
National Water Quality Month
National Win With Civility Month
National Women's Month
Neurosurgery Outreach Month
Orange and Papaya Month
Peach Month
Psoriasis Awareness Month
Romance Awareness Month
Water Quality Month
What Will Be Your Legacy Month

Observances this Week

National Simplify your Life Week  First Week in August
International Clown Week  First Week in August
Carnaval del Pueblo (Burgess Park, London), The first week of August
World Breastfeeding Week 
First Week in August
National Farmers' Market Week First Full Week in August
Old Fiddler's Week First Full Week in August
Assistance Dog Week First Full Week in August
Knights of Columbus Family Week First Full Week in August
National Resurrect Romance Week First Full Week in August
Exercise With Your Child Week First Full Week in August
National Fraud Awareness Week (FCC) First Full Week in August
Single Working Women's Week Full Week including August 4th
Exhibitor Appreciation Week
First Work Week in August
Rock for Life Week
First Work Week in August
Psychic Week
First Work Week in August
Feeding Pets of the Homeless Week
First Work Week in August
National Bargain Hunting Week
First Full Week of August  Monday to Sunday
Sturgis Rally First Full
Week of August Monday to Second Tuesday

Intimate Apparel Week (Feb. 4-8, May 6-10, Aug. 5-9, Nov. 4-8)

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