August 2024 Observances for Your

Senior Activity Calendar

Find interesting and unique observances and holidays for you to use as inspiration for your senior activity program.

Fun Observances and Holidays for August

August 2024 Monthly Observances

  • American Adventures Month
  • American Artist Appreciation Month
  • Boomers Making a Difference Month
  • Bystander Awareness Month
  • Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month
  • Children’s Vision and Learning Month
  • Get Ready for Kindergarten Month
  • Happiness Happens Month
  • International Pirate Month
  • Motorsports Awareness Month
  • National Back-to-School Month
  • National Black Business Month
  • National Eye Exam Month
  • National Immunization Awareness Month
  • National Minority Donor Awareness Month
  • Read-a-Romance Month
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month
  • What Will Be Your Legacy Month

August 2024 Weekly Observances

  • International Clown Week (August 1-7)
  • National Minority Donor Awareness Week (August 1-7)
  • World Breastfeeding Week (August 1-7)
  • International Assistance Dog Week (August 4-10)
  • National Exercise With Your Child Week (August 4-10)
  • National Aviation Week (August 19-25)
  • Be Kind to Humankind Week (August 25-31)

August 2024 Daily Observances

August 1

  • National Girlfriends Day
  • National Raspberry Cream Pie Day
  • Respect for Parents Day
  • Rounds Resounding Day, a day to celebrate singing in rounds
  • World Lung Cancer Day

August 2

  • International Beer Day
  • National Coloring Book Day
  • National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

August 3

  • International Hangover Day (National Hangover Day is January 1)
  • National Disc Golf Day
  • National Mustard Day
  • National Watermelon Day
  • Psychic Day
  • Sandcastle Day

August 4

  • Coast Guard Day
  • National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day
  • National Doll Day (World Doll Day is June 8)
  • National White Wine Day
  • Single Working Women’s Day
  • Sisters’ Day

August 5

  • National Underwear Day

August 6

  • National Fresh Breath Day
  • National Night Out, an annual day to promote awareness of crime prevention and police-community partnerships
  • National Root Beer Float Day
  • Wiggle Your Toes Day

August 7

  • National Lighthouse Day
  • Particularly Preposterous Packaging Day
  • Professional Speakers Day

August 8

  • Digital Nomad Day
  • Happiness Happens Day
  • International Cat Day
  • National Dollar Day
  • National Fried Chicken and Waffles Day (National Chicken and Waffles Day is October 20)
  • Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbors’ Porch Night
  • Wear Your Mother’s Jewelry Day

August 9

  • Book Lovers Day
  • International Day of the World’s Indigenous People
  • National Rice Pudding Day
  • Veep Day, the day Vice President Gerald Ford became president because of President Nixon’s resignation in 1974

August 10

  • National Bowling Day
  • National Garage Sale Day
  • National Lazy Day
  • National S’mores Day
  • World Lion Day

August 11

  • National Raspberry Tart Day

August 12

  • International Youth Day
  • Middle Child Day
  • Vinyl Record Day
  • World Elephant Day

August 13

  • International Left-Handers Day

August 14

  • National Creamsicle Day
  • Navajo Code Talkers Day, recognizing the achievements of the Code Talkers who translated military messages in the Navajo language during World War II
  • World Lizard Day

August 15

  • Check the Chip Day, a day to remind pet owners to have their pets microchipped
  • National Lemon Meringue Pie Day
  • National Relaxation Day

August 16

  • National Roller Coaster Day
  • National Rum Day
  • National Tell a Joke Day
  • Surveillance Day

August 17

  • Baby Boomers Recognition Day
  • Black Cat Appreciation Day
  • International Geocaching Day
  • International Homeless Animals Day and Candlelight Vigils
  • National Honey Bee Day
  • National Nonprofit Day
  • National Thrift Shop Day

August 18

  • Bad Poetry Day
  • National Badge Ribbon Day
  • National Fajita Day
  • National Ice Cream Pie Day
  • Serendipity Day

August 19

  • Full Sturgeon Moon, so-called by Native Americans because of the prevalence of sturgeon fish at this time of year
  • National Aviation Day
  • National Hot and Spicy Food Day
  • National Potato Day
  • Tu B’Av, an annual Jewish holiday that is celebrated as a holiday of love, like Valentine’s Day (begins at sundown on August 18)
  • World Humanitarian Day
  • World Photography Day

August 20

  • National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day
  • National Radio Day
  • World Mosquito Day

August 21

  • International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism
  • National Sweet Tea Day
  • Poet’s Day
  • World Senior Citizen’s Day

August 22

  • Be an Angel Day, a day to serve someone else with one small act
  • International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief History
  • National Bring Your Cat to the Vet Day
  • National Eat a Peach Day
  • National Tooth Fairy Day

August 23

  • Find Your Inner Nerd Day
  • International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition
  • National Sponge Cake Day

August 24

  • International Bat Night (August 24-25)
  • National Peach Pie Day
  • National Waffle Day

August 25

  • Founders Day, honoring the founding of the U.S. National Park Service
  • Kiss-and-Make-Up Day
  • National Banana Split Day
  • National Whiskey Sour Day

August 26

  • National Cherry Popsicle Day
  • National Dog Day
  • National Toilet Paper Day
  • Women’s Equality Day

August 27

  • National Pots De Creme Day, honoring the French custard dessert
  • The Duchess Who Wasn’t Day, honoring the writer who took The Duchess as her pen name when writing her novels

August 28

  • National Bow Tie Day
  • National Cherry Turnover Day
  • National Red Wine Day
  • Race Your Mouse Around the Icons Day, referring to the action most desktop users do as they wait for the screen to load

August 29

  • According to Hoyle Day, a day promoting games to be played according to the rules
  • International Day Against Nuclear Tests
  • More Herbs, Less Salt Day
  • National Lemon Juice Day

August 30

  • College Colors Day
  • International Day of Victims of Enforced Disappearances
  • National Toasted Marshmallow Day

August 31

  • International Bacon Day
  • International Day for People of African Descent
  • International Overdose Awareness Day
  • Love Litigating Lawyers Day
  • National Trail Mix Day
August activities for seniors