August Holidays In 2014: Daily Reason To Celebrate #holidays2014 #augustholidays

August Holidays: Lindenschmitt, Apfel & Co., Ann Arbor, Michigan: advertising calendar postcard, August, 1912.

School is starting back this month and summer will soon be coming to an end. If all this leaves you with the longing for something to celebrate, this is just the post for you. Check out this list of August holidays to see what all unusual celebrations you could be observing this month. Also, be sure to check out the ones that are clickable {notated by *} for more information, tips and/or recipes for that holiday.

August Holidays in 2014

August 1

Girlfriend Day
Raspberry Cream Pie Day
World Lung Cancer Day
International Beer Day {changes yearly}
Spiderman Day
US Air Force Day

August 2

International Hangover Day {always follows International Beer Day}
Take A Penny/Leave A Penny Day
National Mustard Day {changes yearly}
National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

August 3

Watermelon Day
Sister’s Day {changes yearly}
Braham Pie Day

August 4

National Chocolate Chip Day
National Psychic Day {changes yearly – they should know that ;)}
Friendship Day
Assistance Dog Day {changes yearly}
Single Working Women’s Day
Social Security Day
U.S Coastguard Day

August 5

Work Like A Dog Day
National Oyster Day
National Night Out {changes yearly}

August 6

Wiggle Your Toes Day
National Root Beer Float Day
National Fresh Breath

August 7

*Lighthouse Day
Purple Heart Day
Particularly Preposterous Packaging Day

August 8

The Date to Create
International Cat Day
Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Night
Happiness Happens Day

August 9

Worldwide Art Day
Book Lover’s Day
National Bowling Day {changes yearly}
National Garage Sale Day {changes yearly}

August 10

*S’mores Day
National Duran Duran Appreciation Day
Paul Bunyan Day
Lazy Day
Smithsonian Day

August 11

Son and Daughter Day
Presidential Joke Day

August 12

Vinyl Record Day
Sewing Machine Day
World Elephant Day
Middle Child’s Day
International Youth Day

August 13

International Lefthander’s Day
Daughter’s Day

August 14

National Creamsicle Day
V-J Day

August 15

Best Friends Day
Men’s Grooming Day {changes yearly}
*National Relaxation Day

August 16

National Airborne Day
International Geocaching Day {changes yearly}
International Homeless Animals Day {changes yearly}
World Honey Bee Day {changes yearly}
National Tell A Joke Day

August 17

*National Thrift Shop Day
International Homeless Animals Day
Meaning of “is” Day

August 18

Bad Poetry Day
Serendipity Day
Daffodil Day
*Cupcake Day {changes yearly}

August 19

World Humanitarian Day
Aviation Day

August 20

National Radio Day

August 21

Poet’s Day
Senior Citizen’s Day

August 22

Be An Angel Day
Take Your Cat To The Vet Day
National Tooth Fairy Day

August 23

Day For The Remembrance of The Slave Trade & It’s Abolition
Ride the Wind Day
Valentino Day

August 24

*National Waffle Day
Knife Day
Pluto Demoted Day

August 25

Kiss and Makeup Day
National Second-hand Wardrobe Day

August 26

Women’s Equality Day
National Dog Day

August 27

Global Forgiveness Day
Slow Art Day
Just Because Day

August 28

Radio Commercials Day
Race Your Mouse Day
Crackers Over The Keyboard Day

August 29

*More Herbs, Less Salt Day
Individual Rights Day
National College Colors Day {changes yearly}
*National Whiskey Sour Day

August 30

Toasted Marshmallow Day
Frankenstein Day
*Bacon Day {changes yearly}
National Holistic Pet Day
Franchise Appreciation Day {changes yearly}

August 31

*National Trail Mix Day
International Overdose Awareness Day
Pony Express Day {changes yearly}


August Holidays That Last The Entire Month…

*Family Fun Month
Motor Sports Awareness Month
National Goat Cheese Month
National Picnic Month
Romance Awareness Month
National Golf Month
What Will Be Your Legacy Month
Get Ready For Kindergarten Year
Happiness Happens Month
Admit You’re Happy Month
National Catfish Month
National Eye Exam Month
Peach Month
Water Quality Month


So, what August holidays will you be celebrating this year?

About Dawn McAlexander

Dawn is a full time travel and lifestyle blogger. Besides Cheap Is The New Classy, she also owns and writes for, an entertainment site. Her interests include traveling, home decor, DIY projects, organizing her home and enjoying a nice cup of coffee {or two}. She currently resides in North Carolina with her dog, Daisy.


  1. WOW I had no idea their would be that many holidays!! My birthday is August 12th, so it is fun to see all the fun events!

  2. Amy Desrosiers says:

    I swear, I had no idea that these days even existed! Why am I not celebrating all the yummy food ones!?

  3. I had no idea there were so many reasons to celebrate in August. I love this list.

  4. Wow those are a lot of holidays! I love that there is something to celebrate so often.

  5. Happy Assistance Dog Day.

    What a great list. I will certainly be back throughout the month to check on it for Blog Post Inspiration.

    • Dawn McAlexander says:

      Yay, same to you! I definitely try to add as many pet related ones that I can find!

  6. Wow. I had no idea there were so many “days” in August. There’s a “day” for everything! As an animal lover, I especially like Assistance Dog Day.

  7. LOL! Some of these are hilarious like wiggle your toes day! Who comes up with this stuff!

  8. Oh LOOK! It’s National Waffle Day on my anniversary! What a great excuse to go out for waffles!

  9. I had no idea there was a “Wiggle your toes day!”

  10. Who knew that National Duran Duran day is on my birthday! I used to love listening to them in high school.

  11. I had no idea this month had that many holidays! Hey, today is National Chocolate Chip Day – that needs a celebration. off to the pantry I go! lol

  12. My hubby will love to know there is a whiskey sour day! What a big list… who knew all of these existed!?

  13. That is a lot of holidays. How much do you wanna bet that National Bacon Day is the biggest day of the month.

  14. Sometimes these extra holidays make me laugh. There’s pretty much a day to celebrate everything!

  15. Man, I can’t believe we missed Spiderman day… ugh… ha! What a great list. I love celebrating the little things. Thanks for sharing.

  16. I had no clue that half of these are even holidays! My husband would like National Lighthouse Day. He really likes lighthouses.

  17. My boys would have flipped to know it was Spiderman day!! They wear their spiderman costume nearly daily.

  18. Lots of holidays! I had no idea–thanks for sharing!

  19. OMG there are so many to choose from! Family Fun Month and Best Friend’s Day for sure.

  20. this post is awesome…love seeing special days that aren’t usually on a normal calendar… thanks for sharing and i had NOOO idea that there were THAT many holidays in August,… sooo cool

  21. I think special days like these make life more fun. Thanks for the heads up, I found a day to post about from your list.

    • Dawn McAlexander says:

      Yay! You should come back here and leave us your link so that we can check it out. 🙂

  22. I had no idea taht there were that many August holidays!! What a great list and how fun to celebrate all the little holidays!

  23. It’s always so hilarious how many national holidays there are. I’m all for the Root Beer Float day but I’m not sure how to celebrate Race Your Mouse Day.

  24. Hmm, haven’t thought much of celebrating this month. Thanks for the list!

  25. Fun! Thanks for the list of holidays this month. There is a lot to celebrate!

  26. I love your list. Sometimes we participate in these holidays to add some extra fun for the day! The Crackers Over The Keyboard Day is silly!

  27. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    What a fun list! I love some of the creative names!

  28. Oh well! Here goes…
    Happy “Wiggle Your Toes” Day!!

  29. I love this list. I will be celebrating RootBeer Float day. And I will be sure to wish my sis happy Duran Duran Day on the 10th. Great list.