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The Most Bizarre Events to Celebrate in August

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Published August 2nd 2013
Great excuses to eat chocolate, hang out in pj's & celebrate
We love celebrations and if they are funny, we love them even more. Many quirky cafes are now posting on blackboards funny things to celebrate every day and their patrons go in eagerly wanting to find out what they may celebrate today.

As Aussies are well known for their larrikan ways, it may also fall into the category of, what excuse could they make up for their behaviour today - jeans instead of a business suit - sure haven't you heard it's casual Friday?

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Smores - a favourite girl guide treat, *Image: Wikimedia commons, Author: Codeman125

Many of these lists are from USA (they just seem to love celebrations on all days, but can be accommodated in any country).

So what amazing things can we have fun with in August? Here's a few, please add to the list by writing in the comments box on this article, we'd love to hear your bizarre celebrations too.


August 1

- Girlfriend's Day
about time girlfriends were honoured too)

- Colorado 1876

- US Air Force Day
- Respect for Parents Day
(That's got to be a winner, now kids sit down and ponder how much you respect Mummy and Daddy)

August 2
Braham Pie Day
(A great celebration for the community of Braham)

August 3
Watermelon Day

Nat'l Mustard Day
(What about watermelon with Mustard, no , no, cancel that thought)

August 4
Coast Guard Day
Nat'l Chocolate Chip Day
(I'm in, Best we all eat Chocolate Chips, forget the cookies, let's just have the chips)
Sisters Day
- Friendship Day
(A nice idea to celebrate those who mean so much to you)
- Nat'l Kids Day
(Well, I guess if they have to respect their parents a few days earlier, why not!)

August 5
Assistance Dog Day
(Amazingly loving and helpful canine friends)
Int'l Beer Day
(Always popular)

August 6
Hiroshima Day
(An amazingly sad day which effectively ended World War II but at a great cost, some of my family members were in Hiroshima when this occurred)
- National Fresh Breath Day
- Nat'l Night Out
(get on those party shoes and paint the town red)

August 7
- Lighthouse Day
- Professional Speakers Day
- Purple Heart Day
- Particularly Preposterous Packaging Day
(is in honour (?) of all those items that arrive beautifully packed but need a locamotive to run them over to get out of the packaging, try as you may, you might end up throwing it on the ground in frustration).

August 8
- The Date to Create
(This is it, time to stop procrastinating, today you need to create just one thing you've been meaning to do for ages)
- Happiness Happens Day
- Odie Day
(WT? Well, OK, why not. For those not in the know, Odie is a fictional character in the comic strip Garfield. He is now also appearing in several films)
- Eid-Al Fitr
(The end of Ramadan, a great celebration to eat for 3 days)

August 9
- Int'l Day of the World's Indigenous People
- Veep Day
(A celebration of the presidential succession provisions in the Constitution in USA)

August 10
- Missouri 1821
- Herbert Hoover 1874
- Smithsonian Day
-Nat'l Garage Sale Day
(Come on, time to clean up, pack up and move on, turn the dusty items into some cash and have a spring clean)
- Nat'l S'mores Day - OK - so our experiment didn't work so well, guess it would be better done in summer!

August 11
- Daughters and Sons Day
(A day to spend with your children, having fun and sharing)

August 12
- IBM PC Day
- Int'l Youth Day
- Vinyl Record Day]

August 13
- Int'l Left Hander's Day
(Maybe you could even join the left handers club?)

August 14
- Nat'l Navajo Code Talkers Day
- VJ Day
(Victory in Japan)

August 15
- Chauvin Day
(I don't think I even want to explain this one, it's rather weird)
- Nat'l Relaxation Day
(get our your paper and pen and write down your top 10 ways to relex, then set about implementing some of them)

August 16
- Joe Miller's Joke Day
- Nat'l Airborne Day
(time to practice leaping off something, even if it's just jumping for joy on the spot)
- Hug Your Boss Day
(Maybe check out workplace ethics before launching too hard into this one)
- Men's Grooming Day

August 17
- Nat'l Thrift Shop Day
(What is it about thrift shops we love so much, the lure of days gone by and the promise of a bargain, well here's an excuse to get into one today)
- Int'l Geocaching Day
(The sport that's takign the world by storn, what's not to love about treasure hunts all over the world that grown ups can play too)
- Int'l Homeless Animals Day
(Time to remember and do something for the furry friends that are unable to help themselves)
- National Black Cat Appreciation Day

August 18
- Bad Poetry Day
(A day everyone can join in on)
- Cupcake Day
(who needs an excuse to get into the swing of this one?)
- Mail Order Catalog Day
(It's true! There is a day for mail order shopping now, jump in your PJ's, settled on the couch with a catalog and know you are being patriotic)
- Serendipity Day
(Ahhh, a day to celebrate things 'just working' in your life)

August 19
- Bill Clinton 1946
- Aviation Day
- World Humanitarian Day
(Recognising others that may face fear and danger in their everyday lives and what you may be able to do to assist, even if it is just being grateful)
- "Black Cow" Root Beer Float Day

August 20
- Benjamin Harrison 1833
- Nat'l Chocolate Pecan Pie Day
(Pecan pie AND chocolate - I'm in!)

August 21
- Hawaii 1959
- Senior Citizen's Day

August 22
- Be An Angel Day
(A day for us to do acts of kindness, and to help others)
- Southern Hemisphere Hoodie Hoo Day
(OK, so I'm not so sure I'll be joining in, going outside at noon, soaking up the weather and yelling out loudly "Hoodie-Hoo!!, even if it does bring warm weather back)

August 23
- Valentino Day
- Day of Remembrance of the Slave Trade & Its Abolition
(A worthwhile mark in history to remember & never repeat)

August 24
- Pluto Demoted Day
(The International Astronomical Union determined Pluto is just a dwarf planet)
- Vesuvius Day
(remembering the historic eruption of Mount Vesuvius On August 24, 79 A.D)
- Nat'l Waffle Day
(Great excuse to eat Waffles)

August 25
- Kiss and Make Up Day
(Holding a grudge only makes you sick, let go of the past and kiss and make up with someone today - even if only symbolically, time to let you of the past and embrace the future)
- Nat'l 2nd Hand Wardrobe Day
(If it hasn't been worn in ages, give a piece to charity)
- Int'l Bat Night (24-25)

August 26
- Nat'l Dog Day
- Women's Equality Day
- World Daffodil Day

August 27
- Lyndon B Johnson 1908
- The Dutchess Who Wasn't Day

August 28
- Race Your Mouse Around the Icons Day
(Another silly, wacky idea)
- Radio Commercials Day
- Crackers Over the Keyboard Day
(A day to celebrate people who eat crackers over their keyboard and fill it with crumbs - Is it only me who thinks this is starting to get a bit too weird?)

August 29
- According to Hoyle Day
(Remember Edmond Hoyle and 'play by the rules' today)
- More Herbs, Less Salt Day
- Int'l Day Against Nuclear Tests

August 30
- Nat'l Holistic Pet Day
- Nat'l Toasted Marshmallow Day
(Originally harvested by the Egyptians from the Mallow plants, this sticky, gooey sweet is much loved worldwide and even better when toasted)

August 31
- Love Litigating Lawyers Day
(why not, every profession needs to feel special sometime)

Do you have some bizarre, wacky or funny events to share with us? We look forward to hearing them.
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Why? ALways somethign special to celebrate in August
Your Comment
It's particularly preposterous packaging day today! Love it!
by Katy Holliday (score: 3|1133) 2314 days ago
Well that kind of puts 'Mother's Day' into perspective!
by Michelle Coates (score: 2|529) 2318 days ago
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