Special Days and Observances in August

August Calendar
August Calendar. Image credit: zavulonya / 123RF Stock Photo

The month of August has some really fun and interesting days to celebrate. The days listed here are those that should be of special interest to gifted children and their families. The month has also been set aside to focus on some special interests. You can find information and activities for the month as well as the special days in it.

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Month-Long Observances

  • American Artists Appreciation Month
  • Get Ready for Kindergarten Month
  • Family Meal Month
  • Family Fun Month
  • National Inventors Month
  • National Back To School Month

Week-Long Observances

  • National Video Game Week: August (first week)
  • National Scrabble Week: August 6 - 10
  • Exercise with Your Child Week: August 7 - 13
  • Aviation Week - August 15 - 21 (Always week of Orville Wright's Birthday on 19th)

Special Days and Holidays

First Week

  • August   1  US Air Force Day
  • August   2  Dinosaurs Day
  • August   4  National Friendship Day
  • August   4  American Family Day
  • August   4  Coast Guard Day
  • August   4  National Backgammon Day
  • August   7  Sea Serpent Day

Second Week

  • August   9  Book Lovers Day
  • August   9  International Art Appreciation Day
  • August 10  Smithsonian Day
  • August 11  Play in the Sand Day
  • August 13  International Left Handers Day
  • August 14  National Financial Awareness Day

Third Week

  • August 15  National Failures Day
  • August 16  Tell a Joke Day
  • August 18  Bad Poetry Day
  • August 19  World Photography Day
  • August 19  Orville Wright's Birthday
  • August 20  Virtual Worlds Day
  • August 21  Poets Day

Fourth Week

  • August 22  International Tongue Twister Day
  • August 23  Ride the Wind Day
  • August 24  Strange Music Day
  • August 24  Vesuvius Day
  • August 29  Individual Rights Day

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