August is the month when summer begins to be getting closer to autumn, although it is still too hot for living in the cities middle of the buildings! It is much better to be near the seas and under the trees in August. August is considered the busiest time for tourism due to the school summer vacation period. It is also a good month to gain holiday motivation before entering autumn (and of course winter) as it is the last month of summer. It is the seasonal equivalent of February in the southern hemisphere.
WHAT DOES AUGUST MEAN TO US?
Watermelon, ripe melon, sweet corn on the cob, and blueberries are just a few of the gifts of August. August is also the canning season at the same time, which is the time to prepare and put on the fridge the fresh summer vegetables for consuming them in winter. It is the very common vacation season that people want to take a long break before summer ends and September comes. September is usually defined as a month of the increasing the workload density continues until the end of the year. Therefore, it is a good time to freshen and become ready to work harder by pausing the responsibilities for a while.
HOW CAN I PRINT A CALENDAR FOR AUGUST 2020?
It is very important to plan the month of August before arriving. What else will be done in that month? Are there celebrations, birthdays, weddings, special invitations? Will there be meetings, seminars, business events? Get an August 2020 calendar with holidays in your hand and fill in the days of August and see the free days first. Then do your holiday research according to your vacancies, or even complete your reservations, at least pre-bookings if possible. Now it’s time to put a huge “vacation” mark on your August 2020 calendar template! You see, just doing it has increased your motivation, right?
A printable calendar is more than a piece of paper. It makes you target-oriented, orderly and purposeful. You can save your August 2020 calendar in PDF or JPG format on your computer after downloading it. Then you may easily print it through a printer attaching with your computer. If you want to take a look at the special days of the last month, you can download the July 2020 calendar, if you want to plan next month in advance you can download and print the September 2020 printable calendar.
WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF AUGUST?
August is the eighth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar and its predecessor, the Julian calendar. This month was first called Sextilis in Latin because it was the sixth month in the old Roman calendar. The Roman calendar began in March about 735 BC with Romulus. October was the eighth month. August was the eighth month when January or February was added to the start of the year by King Numa Pompilius about 700 BC. Or, when those two months were moved from the end to the beginning of the year by the decemvirs about 450 BC.
In 153 BC January 1 was determined as the beginning of the year. August is named for Augustus Caesar who became Roman consul this month. The month has 31 days because Julius Caesar added two days when he created the Julian calendar in 45 BC.
August, in either hemisphere, is the seasonal equivalent of February in the other. In the Northern hemisphere, it is a summer month and it is a winter month in the Southern hemisphere. In a common year, no other month begins on the same day of the week as August, though in leap years, February starts on the same day as August. August always ends on the same day of the week as November.
WHAT ARE THE 10 FACTS ABOUT AUGUST?
- The month of August is often referred to as the “dog days of summer” the star Sirius, also known as the dog star, which rose at the same time as sunrise during the month of August in ancient Roman times.
- Fans of Elvis Presley mourn each Aug. 16th, the day the famed singer died in 1977.
- August is also related to the word “auger”, a hole digging tool because farmers dug for next season at this time every year.
- The Anglo-Saxon called August “Weodmonath” meaning “weed month”.
- The birthstones for August are the peridot and the sardonyx and the flowers are the gladiolus and poppy.
- It’s high season for sweet corn, tomato, and watermelon. There is a national holiday in the USA called National Watermelon Day.
- August is a nice break from the thick, sweltering days of July and the rainy days of June.
- The two American pop icon Madonna and Michael Jackson were born in the same year in the same month in August 1958.
- There are plenty of national food holidays in the USA such as National Raspberry Cream Pie Day, National Ice Cream Sandwich Day, National Watermelon Day, National Oyster Day, National Toasted Marshmallow Day, etc.
- August is named after Augustus Caesar, founder and the first emperor of the Roman Empire, who was posthumously adopted by his maternal great-uncle Gaius Julius Caesar.
WHAT ARE THE US HOLIDAYS IN AUGUST 2020?
|August 3, 2020||Monday||National Watermelon Day 2020|
|August 7, 2020||Friday||National Lighthouse Day 2020|
|August 9, 2020||Sunday||National Book Lovers Day 2020|
|August 11, 2020||Tuesday||National Presidential Joke Day 2020|
|August 13, 2020||Thursday||International Left-Handers Day 2020|
|August 15, 2020||Saturday||Assumption of Mary 2020|
|August 26, 2020||Wednesday||Women’s Equality Day 2020|
|August 29, 2020||Saturday||More Herbs, Less Salt Day 2020|
WOMEN’S EQUALITY DAY
Women’s Equality Day celebrates on 26 August each year the anniversary of the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the United States’ Constitution on August 26, 1920
WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF WOMEN’S EQUALITY DAY?
The amendment, which was and still remains a major landmark in the women’s rights movement in the United States, was first introduced in the Congress in 1878 by California Senator Aaron A. Sargent on the behest of suffragists Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony. Because of this, the first version of the amendment is often called the Anthony Amendment, after Susan B. Anthony, who was arrested for voting in the Presidential elections in 1872.
Women’s Equality Day was first celebrated in 1971 after Congress passed a resolution to mark the occasion annually.
WHAT IS THE SIGNIFICANCE OF WOMEN’S EQUALITY DAY?
The purpose behind the creation of this holiday was to raise awareness about the importance of gender equality in society and to recognize the hard work and sacrifices made by the pioneers in the suffrage movement.
HOW TO CELEBRATE WOMEN’S EQUALITY DAY?
In the Women’s Equality Day, women’s rights organizations working in the area of voting rights celebrate this day by holding seminars and workshops that point issues and solutions currently faced by women in the country.
As it is one of the revolutionary days to remember and celebrate, put a special mark on your August 2020 calendar to be informed of the events and celebrations.
WHAT DAY OF THE WEEK DO WOMEN’S EQUALITY DAY FALL ON BETWEEN 2015-2025?
|Year||Date||Day of the Week|
|Women’s Equality Day 2015||August 26, 2015||Wednesday|
|Women’s Equality Day 2016||August 26, 2016||Friday|
|Women’s Equality Day 2017||August 26, 2017||Saturday|
|Women’s Equality Day 2018||August 26, 2018||Sunday|
|Women’s Equality Day 2019||August 26, 2019||Monday|
|Women’s Equality Day 2020||August 26, 2020||Wednesday|
|Women’s Equality Day 2021||August 26, 2021||Thursday|
|Women’s Equality Day 2022||August 26, 2022||Friday|
|Women’s Equality Day 2023||August 26, 2023||Saturday|
|Women’s Equality Day 2024||August 26, 2024||Monday|
|Women’s Equality Day 2025||August 26, 2025||Tuesday|
PRESIDENTIAL JOKE DAY
National Presidential Joke Day is observed annually on August 11. It is full of a fun day to recognize the humor often found in the highest office in the land and offers a nod to the gaffes, social missteps and sometimes downright hilarious mistakes presidents make.
WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF PRESIDENTIAL JOKE DAY?
The story of the beginning National Presidential Joke Day was about a radio broadcast on August 11, 1984. During a soundcheck for his Saturday evening on a radio broadcast, President Ronald Reagan joked, “My fellow Americans, I’m pleased to tell you today that I’ve signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes.” The networks had agreed comments made during sound checks were off the record. However, this joke sound record was leaked to the general public and CBS eventually broadcast the recording.
This was during the time of the Cold War, and not everyone thought the joke was funny. It was even reported that the Soviet Union went on alert after hearing Reagan’s words. Nonetheless, the phrase is now told as a comedic gaffe, and the date it occurred on is now celebrated as Presidential Joke Day.
HOW TO OBSERVE PRESIDENTIAL JOKE DAY?
On the National Presidential Joke Day, people share their favorite presidential missteps and jokes through their social media accounts by using the countrywide special hashtags.
WHAT DAY OF THE WEEK DO PRESIDENTIAL JOKE DAY FALL ON BETWEEN 2015-2025?
|Year||Date||Day of the Week|
|National Presidential Joke Day 2015||August 11, 2015||Tuesday|
|National Presidential Joke Day 2016||August 11, 2016||Thursday|
|National Presidential Joke Day 2017||August 11, 2017||Friday|
|National Presidential Joke Day 2018||August 11, 2018||Saturday|
|National Presidential Joke Day 2019||August 11, 2019||Sunday|
|National Presidential Joke Day 2020||August 11, 2020||Tuesday|
|National Presidential Joke Day 2021||August 11, 2021||Wednesday|
|National Presidential Joke Day 2022||August 11, 2022||Thursday|
|National Presidential Joke Day 2023||August 11, 2023||Friday|
|National Presidential Joke Day 2024||August 11, 2024||Sunday|
|National Presidential Joke Day 2025||August 11, 2025||Monday|
INTERNATIONAL LEFTHANDERS DAY
International Left-Handers Day is a day to bring attention to the struggles which lefties face daily in a right-handed society. August 13th is observed as International Left-Handers Day. Celebrated for the first time in 1976, it helped raise awareness of the difficulties of using the left hand
WHAT IS THE SIGNIFICANCE OF INTERNATIONAL LEFTHANDERS DAY?
The purpose of Left-Handers Day is to make the society aware of the difficulties that left-handed people face while using devices designed for right-handed people. The day also encourages designers to think about the convenience of those whose left hand is their dominant hand. The day also encourages businesses and governments to be more left-handed friendly and adapt everyday objects for left-handed people In the Left-Handers Day, there are created “lefty zones” by organizations and public places in many cities, where everyday objects are adapted for use by left-handed people. If you are a “lefty”, you can go to be a hero at one such zone.
HOW TO OBSERVE INTERNATIONAL LEFTHANDERS DAY?
To contribute to the awareness of lefties, they may take right-handed friends with them to show them how difficult it can be to use objects not made for them.
There is also a term called “ambidextrous” referring to the people who can easily perform tasks and use devices with both their hands. Ambidexterity is rare and only occurs in about 1% of the population.
Some of the most famous lefties are Leonardo da Vinci, Napoleon Bonaparte, Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Prince William, Angelina Jolie, Keanu Reeves, Marilyn Monroe, Jimi Hendrix, Nicole Kidman, and Lady Gaga.
You may be right-handed or left-handed, none of them is a defect or a privilege. If you see this day as an opportunity to increase awareness of both parties, make room for this day in your August 2020 calendar printable.
WHAT DAY OF THE WEEK DO INTERNATIONAL LEFTHANDERS DAY FALL ON BETWEEN 2015-2025?
|Year||Date||Day of the Week|
|International Left-Handers Day 2015||August 13, 2015||Thursday|
|International Left-Handers Day 2016||August 13, 2016||Saturday|
|International Left-Handers Day 2017||August 13, 2017||Sunday|
|International Left-Handers Day 2018||August 13, 2018||Monday|
|International Left-Handers Day 2019||August 13, 2019||Tuesday|
|International Left-Handers Day 2020||August 13, 2020||Thursday|
|International Left-Handers Day 2021||August 13, 2021||Friday|
|International Left-Handers Day 2022||August 13, 2022||Saturday|
|International Left-Handers Day 2023||August 13, 2023||Sunday|
|International Left-Handers Day 2024||August 13, 2024||Tuesday|
|International Left-Handers Day 2025||August 13, 2025||Wednesday|
In conclusion, August is one of the very busy months, which is not well understood how quickly it passes. Whether you’re attending special events, visiting family and friends, or going on a trip, you’ll need to make good planning to get the most out of August. Having an August 2020 calendar will make you more satisfied than you think, just try it. Because we all complain that we can’t catch up on things we need to do. For this purpose, all we have to do is to use the calendars, for example, a blank August 2020 calendar that is created specifically for this purpose, with the days of the months on. It’s that simple! It’s worth trying, isn’t it?