In August most of us try to stretch the last summer month before we transition to fall. For lots of us it’s time to prepare for back to school, winterizing the house, and starting to prepare for the upcoming holiday season.
With Labor Day, Halloween, and school activities added to our calendars a little time to start getting ready is always a good way to keep busy times both on track and a lit less stressful.
Find great ways to enjoy August, including a possible stimulus check. Use the IRS tools for tax refund information and stimulus checks.
Once you’ve finished that chore, here are some great ways to bring happiness to your August.
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Make sure you look to the skies as nature puts on some awe inspiring shows.
Certain meteor showers take place in August. The Kappa Cygnids take place in August, with the dates varying each year. The Alpha Capricornids meteor shower takes place as early as July 10 and ends at around August 10, and the Southern Delta Aquariids take place from mid-July to mid-August, with the peak usually around July 28–29. The Perseids, a major meteor shower, typically takes place between July 17 and August 24, with the days of the peak varying yearly. The star cluster of Messier 30 is best observed around August.
For a more down to earth Peridot is Augusts traditional gemstone. Red spinel and sardonyx are alternatives. The Birth flower is the gladiolus or poppy, meaning beauty, strength of character, love, marriage and family. The Western zodiac signs for the month of August are Leo (until August 21) and Virgo (from August 22 onwards).
In the original 10 month Roman calendar, August was the sixth month with 30 days and was originally named Sextilis. In 8 BC, the Roman Senate rewarded Octavian Augustus a month in his honor. The founder and first emperor of the Roman Empire, Octavian Augustus selected Sextilis, which under the Julian calendar was the eighth month with the addition of January and February.
Renamed to Augustus, there remained the issue of the month having fewer days than Julius (July). Whether Octavian adjusted the number of days to match that of July is uncertain, but the result left February with 28 days except in a leap year and September and November each gave up a day to October and December to avoid a trifecta of 31 days in a row. For hubris or pride or both, the Julian calendar came to be.
August is the eighth month of the modern calendar with 31 days.