August has always seemed kind of boring to me. It's incredibly hot, students have to head back to school, and there are no real holidays. Aside from the fun of back-to-school shopping (which is not all that fun with two high school girls who don't want their mom to accompany them anymore), August really lacks charisma.
In an effort to find something to look forward to I Googled holidays in August to see if there was anything I was overlooking. Here are three days in August you can have fun celebrating:
August 1: National Girlfriends Day
"National Girlfriends Day is recognized annually on August 1,
as girlfriends get together around the United States and celebrate
their special bond of friendship. Girlfriends can often be our sisters
or mothers, classmates or co-workers."
I know it is past the first day of the month, but really any day is great for getting together with your favorite girlfriends. Celebrate belatedly just for fun!
August 6: International Friendship Day
"In 1998 Winnie the Pooh was named the world’s Ambassador of
Friendship at the United Nations, and in April 2011
the UN officially recognized July 30th as International Friendship Day; however, most countries celebrate it on the first Sunday of August!
"According to the Friendship Day declaration, we are invited to “observe
this day in an appropriate manner, in accordance with the culture and
other appropriate circumstances or customs of their local, national and
regional communities, including through education and public
Friendship Day is a great opportunity to teach kids how to be a good friend, to get together with friends you haven't seen for a while, or to be try and make a new friend.
August 26: National Dog Day
National Dog Day, which was instituted in 2005, serves to raise awareness of the thousands of dogs that
need to be rescued. It encourages appreciation for family dogs and
working dogs, such as bomb dogs, service dogs, rescue dogs and law
enforcement dogs. Dogs are owned by many families in the US, however
many other dogs are homeless and or have been abandoned.
Although I don't have any pets (too many allergies in our family), dogs would be my favorite. Maybe I will take my parent's dogs for a walk this day, to go and visit the puppies at the pet store.
In addition to these, August 31 is the birthday of a favorite friend. Happy early birthday Raylene Brunner Gull!