August 2013 Curator’s Calendar

LeoTo assist you in planning your content needs this month, we have compiled a list of August-associated observances and events as well as a calendar of key dates. We encourage you to use Repost not only to find articles, features, videos, and more for your site/publication but also to distribute your own original content. See what’s coming up in August after the jump.

AugustusAugust is the eighth month of the year and one of seven comprising 31 days. The month was renamed after Augustus Caesar (left) in 8 BC; this particular month was chosen to honor the leader because it was the time of many of his greatest accomplishments, including the conquest of Egypt. August’s birthstones are the peridot and sardonyx. Flowers associated with August include the gladioulus and the poppy. The month is associated with the zodiac signs of Leo and Virgo.

August is associated with the following month-long observances:

Here are some weekly observances held during the month of August:

  • Week 1: National Simplify your Life Week
  • Week 2: National Smile Week
  • Week 3: Friendship Week
  • Week 4: Be Kind to Humankind Week

Here is a calendar of key dates, observances, and events in August:

August 1

  • National Raspberry Pie Day

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  • No Major Events

August 6

  • No Major Events

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  • No Major Events

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August 16

  • National Tell a Joke Day

August 17

  • No Major Events

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  • No Major Events

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August 22

  • No Major Events

August 23

  • No Major Events

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