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The birthstone for the month of August is the Peridot, and the birth flower is the Gladiolus.

August birthstone birthday card
August Birthstone and Flower greeting card

Holidays and special celebrations in the month of August.    

  • 02 National Coloring Book Day 
  • 03 Watermelon Day
  • 03 Friendship Day
  • 04 Sisters’ Day
  • 04 U.S. Coast Guard Day
  • 05 National Oyster Day
  • 06 International Forgiveness Day
  • 07 National Lighthouse Day
  • 08 International Cat Day
  • 08 Sneak Zucchini Night
  • 10 Paul Bunyan Day
  • 11 Son’s & Daughter’s Day
  • 12 World Elephant Day
  • 13 Left-hander’s Day
  • 15 Relaxation Day
  • 18 Serendipity Day
  • 19 Aviation Day
  • 19 National Honey Bee Day
  • 21 Hawaii Day
  • 21 National Spumoni Day
  • 22 Be An Angel Day
  • 22 Tooth Fairy Day
  • 23 Hug Day
  • 23 Ride the Wind Day
  • 24 Chinese Valentine Day
  • 24 Sam Spade Day
  • 25 Kiss and Make up Day
  • 26 Women’s Equality Day
  • 27 Just Because Day
  • 30 National Toasted Marshmallow Day


More You Didn’t Know

The month of August is known as the end of summer and start of school throughout the USA. In Europe it is a month when most take their vacations from work. Many like to plan weddings in this month, but there are no well-known traditional holidays to speak of, at this time.

August is the National Wellness Month. This is also National Cowgirl, International Pirate, National Dog, and Golf Month.

During this month the Full Moon is called the Sturgeon Moon, Dog Moon and Green Corn Moon. To learn more about the names for full moons by different tribes and people see the page, Ancient Moon Month Names.

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