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 BOOK LOVERS DAY – August 9

National Book Lovers Day on August 9th harnesses all the excitement bibliophiles feel about books into one celebration.  A day for all those who love to read, National Book Lovers Day encourages you to find your favorite reading place, a good book (whether it be fiction or non-fiction) and read the day away. As we …
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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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NATIONAL BACK TO SCHOOL MONTH

Back to School Month in August gears up parents, teachers, schools, and students for a season of education. Make sure you know the latest information from your local state, county, and school districts. With shorter days, it’s time to dust off the backpacks, fill them up, and plan for a new school year. Preparing children …
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FAMILY FUN MONTH – August

Each year, Family Fun Month is celebrated throughout the month of August.  It is the opportune time to enjoy family with extra fun and activities. HOW TO OBSERVE Make some time this month for family fun. Have a movie night, make your pizza, family game night, make your own ice cream, or sundaes. These simple activities bring us closer. …
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HAPPINESS HAPPENS MONTH – August

Once upon a time, a real group called the Secret Society of Happy People decided to dedicate a day to the pursuit of happiness. Members of the society wanted to let happy feelings linger inside them every day. In 2000, the Secret Society of Happy People expanded the celebration to Happiness Happens Month in August. …
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NATIONAL GIRLFRIENDS DAY

On August 1st, National Girlfriends Day encourages women across the U.S. to get together and celebrate their special bond of friendship.  Girlfriends fall into many categories. While many grew up together, others meet through work or college. Still, others share a bond much deeper; sisters and mothers meet the definition of girlfriends, too.  Though these …
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GET READY FOR KINDERGARTEN MONTH – August

Start your Minivans and get ready to carpool! August is Get Ready for Kindergarten Month. The concept of kindergarten began in the late 18th and early 19th centuries in Bavaria and Strasbourg, on the French-German border. Elizabeth Peabody founded the first English-speaking kindergarten in the U.S. In 1860. Kindergarten is an essential prerequisite for your …
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All About August

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 …
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