NATIONAL PINOT NOIR DAY – August 18

National Pinot Noir Day on August 18th encourages wine lovers to experience one of the wine world’s most versatile wines. Since Pinot Noir’s high acidity along with the lower tannins, it complements food nicely. Wineries around the world produce pinot noir using red wine grapes and primarily the Pinot Noir varietal. The dry wine includes …
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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 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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NATIONAL SON’S AND DAUGHTER’S DAY

National Son’s and Daughter’s Day on August 11th brings parents and their children together for quality time. On this day, be with the joys of your life. Let your children know that you are glad they are part of your life. While listening to the events of their day, share family stories. Find out about …
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NATIONAL HAPPINESS HAPPENS DAY – August 8

Smile on August 8th to share in National Happiness Happens Day. On this day each year just let it happen. You know.  Happiness.  Because happiness happens.  The day encourages happiness all day. Recognize every moment of glee, joy, delight, and pleasure. Don’t let it pass. Most importantly, a flicker of a giggle should be given …
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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 SISTERS DAY – First Sunday in August

National Sisters Day on the first Sunday in August celebrates the unique bond between sisters. This particular set of siblings embrace moments that make them laugh and cringe. While they don’t always agree, sisters have each other’s backs.  All siblings have the odd argument here and there, but deep down there’s little way around the …
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NATIONAL GOLF MONTH – August

During National Golf Month in August, golfers are encouraged to share their experience and bring new golfers to the greens. August is the time when courses offer discounts and when the driving ranges become a flurry of activity. Drivers and practice greens get a workout while during the height of the golfing season. The modern game …
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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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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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