Holidays Off the Beaten Path

Other countries create a special banking holiday on the first Monday in August so that their citizens get a three-day weekend.  But not in the United States.  (Maybe because everyone’s on vacation?)  Even though most of us don’t have a three-day weekend to look forward to this month, there are still plenty of reasons to celebrate.  Learn about some of the weird holidays that happen this month by clicking on the links below.
Aug. 1-7 – International Clown Week
Aug. 1 – Girlfriends Day
Aug. 4 – Sisters Day
Aug. 5 – National Underwear Day
Aug. 7 – Particularly Preposterous Packaging Day
Aug. 7 – Professional Speakers Day
Aug. 8 – Bonza Bottler Day
Aug. 8 – Happiness Happens Day
Aug. 8 – Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day
Aug. 12 – Vinyl Record Day
Aug. 13 – International Left-Handers Day
Aug. 15 – National Relaxation Day
Aug. 17 – International Geocaching Day
Aug. 17 – International Homeless Animals Day
Aug. 18 – Bad Poetry Day
Aug. 18 – Serendipity Day
Aug. 21 – Spumoni Day
Aug. 22 – Be An Angel Day
Aug. 22 – Southern Hemisphere Hoodie-Doo Day
Aug. 25 – Kiss-And-Make-Up Day
Aug. 26 - National Dog Day
Aug. 28 - Crackers Over The Keyboard Day
Aug. 28 – Race Your Mouse Around The Icons Day
Aug. 29 - More Herbs, Less Salt Day
Aug. 31 – Love Litigating Lawyers Day
All holiday information is taken from Chase’s Calendar of Events, 2013 Edition, and the Days of the Year Website.

-- Brandon Digwood