Holidays and Festivals

Independence Day (Jamaica)
Independence Day (Bolivia)
Toro Nagashi (Hiroshima, Japan)  *
(see below) 
Hiroshima Rememberance Day                     
H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan's Accession Day

Wiggle Your Toes Day
National Fresh Breath (Halitosis) Day
Feast of the Transfiguration of Christ
Feast of Saint Agapitus
(died 258)
Feast of Saint Donatus, bishop of Arezzo, martyr (Paris)
Feast of Joachim (father of Mary (mother of Jesus), according to Catholic tradition)
Feast of Saints Justus and Pastor, martyrs in 304 at Complutum [France]
Feast of St. Xystus/Sixtus II, pope, martyr [common]
Feast of Saint Walburga, virgin [Bruges] 
* Cowes Week  Cowes, England - August - (6of8)
* Big Chill Eastnor Park, Herefordshire, UK August 5 - 8 (2of4) (2010)
* Lollapalooza August 6 – 8 (2010 Chicago) (1of3) 

* Toro Nagashi  (Hiroshima Japan) Floating lantern ceremony to honor those killed by the U.S. atomic bomb in Hiroshima.  AKA Hiroshima Day (world)

Fête de la Gentiane   Translation:  Gentian Day (French Republican) The 19th day of the Month of Thermidor in the French Republican Calendar

Toast of The Day

"May your troubles be less
and your blessings be more
and nothing but happiness
come through the door."
- Traditional Irish

Drink of The Day

Old Jamaican

Appleton Reserve rum
lime juice
simple syrup
Abbot's bitters
sparkling wine

Muddle mint. Shake first five ingredients and Strain into a Cocktail Glass. Top with Sparkling Wine and garnish with a Mint leaf.
- In Celebration of Independence Day in Jamaica (August 6th)

Wine of The Day

Barefoot NV Shiraz
Style - Shiraz

Beer of The Day

Baltika N°8 Wheat
Brewer - Baltika Breweries   St. Petersburg, Russia
Style - Hefeweissbier 

Joke of The Day

 One for the Guys...
"Yesterday scientists revealed that beer contains small traces of female hormones. To prove their theory, the scientists fed 100 men 12 pints of beer and observed that 100% of them gained weight, talked excessively without making sense, became emotional, and couldn't drive. No further testing is planned."

And One for the Gals...
Husband says to wife ‘My Olympic condoms have arrived – I think I’ll wear gold tonight’.
Wife says, ‘Why don’t you wear silver and come second for a change’.

Quote of The Day

"You are invited to take advantage of the chambermaid."
- Actual sign In a Japanese hotel

Whiskey Of The Day

Whyte & Mackay "Special" Blended Scotch Whisky
Price: $25 (700ml)

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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