NATIONAL THRIFT SHOP DAY – August 17

On National Thrift Shop Day on August 17th, get ready for some bargain shopping! Nearly every town in the United States offers a thrift shop or second-hand store. So there’s no excuse not to celebrate. A thrift shop (also known as a thrift store, charity shop, hospice shop, second-hand shop, consignment or resale shop) is …
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NATIONAL MASSACHUSETTS DAY

National Massachusetts Day on August 17th recognizes the first New England colony and the sixth state to join the Union. Named after the indigenous people who populated the area when explorers (and later the pilgrims) first arrived, Massachusetts became an incubator for independence, education, and industry. Cradle of Liberty It should come as no surprise …
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NATIONAL AIRBORNE DAY – August 16

National Airborne Day on August 16th honors the military’s airborne divisions of the Armed Forces.     August 16, 1940, marks the date of the first official Army parachute jump at Ft. Benning, Georgia. The successful jump validated the innovative concept of inserting U.S. ground combat forces behind a battle line by parachute. These sky soldiers represent …
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NATIONAL CREAMSICLE DAY – August 14

National Creamsicle Day on August 14th celebrates the creamy citrus dessert on a stick. During the height of summer, what better way to enjoy refreshment than with a creamsicle! “Creamsicle” is the brand name of an ice cream treat.  It consists of vanilla ice cream on a Popsicle stick with an outer coating of sherbert. …
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NATIONAL MIDDLE CHILD DAY

Each year on August 12th, National Middle Child Day honors that in-between child in the family. Depending on the size of the family, sometimes more than one falls between the firstborn and baby of the family.  Many believe birth order plays a pivotal role in the personalities of children. The Middle Child Syndrome states that …
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AMERICAN FAMILY DAY – First Sunday in August

American Family Day on the First Sunday in August encourages us to enjoy the waning summer rays with those dearest to us. Principally, the day encourages families to spend time with one another. Unlike some other familial holidays, the proclamation of the day discourages gift giving. Instead, the observance urges focusing on family relationships. As …
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NATIONAL FRIENDSHIP DAY – First Sunday in August

On the first Sunday in August, National Friendship Day encourages people across the country and world to connect with friends. Make a new friend or reconnect with an old one.  Friendships come in many forms, and we begin developing them when we’re very young. Throughout our lives, friendships and their meanings evolve. Our classmates and …
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PURPLE HEART DAY

Purple Heart Day, on August 7th, commemorates the creation of the oldest American military decoration for military merit. The Purple Heart honors the men and women who are of the Military Order of the Purple Heart. During the American Revolutionary War, the Badge for Military Merit decorated six known soldiers. General George Washington created the …
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National IPA Day – First Thursday in August

National IPA Day on August 5, 2021, celebrates the beer known as India Pale Ale Beer. While the IPA is one of the most popular types of craft beers, it’s also making a resurgence with local microbreweries. Many are experiencing success as their brew finds its way into local restaurants and pubs. The IPA seems …
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