August. For Americans, Independence Day is long gone, as are Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, and Cinco de Mayo. Easter, St. Patrick’s Day, and Valentine’s Day are but distant memories, while Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas still seem light-years away. While summer is a festive time of year all on its own, it sure would be nice to have a holiday or two to break up the monotony of August and September. Well, you’re in luck! Your friends here at the Farmers’ Almanac have dug up some little-known August holidays to add a little sizzle to your summer.
While the release of our winter forecast is a “holiday” to us (something we do every August), here’s just a small sampling of the special days designated during the coming month:
August Holidays You Probably Didn’t Know About
Sisters Day — Celebrated on the first Sunday in August, Sisters Day is a great way to share the love with your favorite female sibling.
8th: Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day — Here’s a devious one for all you gardeners out there. Spread the love around!
10th: National S’mores Day — As if you needed a special day to enjoy these ooey-gooey, oh-so-good campfire favorites.
11th: Presidential Joke Day — Where did George Washington keep his armies? In his sleevies, of course!
13th: Left Handers’ Day — All you righties out there, why not try to do things left-handed for the day?
14th: National Creamsicle Day — The perfect summer treat!
15th: Relaxation Day — Who could argue with a day like this?
18th: Bad Poetry Day — “My love has a red, red nose …”
22nd: National Tooth Fairy Day — Unless you have a loose tooth, we suggest you celebrate this one in spirit …
27th: Just Because Day — Why? Just because!
28th: Race Your Mouse Day — Don’t have a pet mouse? No problem. Race your computer mouse.
29th: More Herbs, Less Salt Day — A healthy reminder that can benefit us all.
31st: National Trail Mix Day — This day is a great excuse to take a hike.
Want to prepare for these holidays, and more, be sure to check our long-range weather forecast for your area!
Jaime McLeod is a longtime journalist who has written for a wide variety of newspapers, magazines, and websites, including MTV.com. She enjoys the outdoors, growing and eating organic food, and is interested in all aspects of natural wellness.