I’m Just Curious: Crazy August holidays

by Debbie Walker

Last month I told you I had discovered there are weeks to honor the holidays as well as individual days. August weeks are:

July 3 to August 11 are the Dog Days of summer: the hottest and steamiest days of summer.

Peach Month, you can tell here in Florida because there are vendors alongside the roads selling Georgia peaches. They are great!

The first week of August is National Simplify your Life Week. Keep things simple, relieves stress.

August is also National Picnic Month. Get those picnics in while you have the weather for it.

August 2: International Beer Day – Gather with friends and enjoy beer.

August 3: International Hangover Day – Directly following International Beer Day. Explanation is probably not necessary for this one.

August 4: Sister’s Day – Celebrate being or having a sister.

August 6: Wiggle Your Toes Day – This day is to encourage you to give your little piggy toes some exercise.

August 9: Book Lovers Day – To encourage you to find a place in the shade to relax with a good book. Please encourage any young ones in your life to read.

August 10: Lazy Day – Your chance to goof off and definitely not work.

August 13: Left Hander’s Day – Right handed people operate from the left side of the brain. Left handed people use the right side. Only left handed people are in their right mind! (I’m left handed).

August 14: V-J (Victory in Japan) Day – The end of World War ll, the end of the fighting with Japan.

August 15: Relaxation Day – Another day to kick back and do nothing!

August 17: National Thriftshop Day – Never heard of it before but I celebrate this day as often as I can!

August 18: Bad Poetry Day – I am hoping you will try this out. Just use your imagination and enjoy writing your own poetry.

August 19: National Potato Day – celebrate and enjoy a few Maine potatoes.

August 20: World Mosquito Day – I believe this occurs in Maine for more than one day!

August 21: National Senior Citizens Day – to honor and recognize and show appreciation for the value and contribution of elderly people.

August 23: Ride the Wind Day – Relax and let the wind carry you away in whatever direction it is blowing.

August 25: Kiss and Make Up Day – Today is a day to end the fight, kiss and make up. Make it fun.

August 27: Just Because Day – Is there something you’d like to do, but there isn’t a reason for doing it? Do it today.

August 31: International Bacon Day – This is a day to celebrate crispy strips of bacon at every meal. Have a party!

These pieces of info can be found on a website called Holidayinsights.com. There are a few days that I skipped to save on words, but you can find them. Computer has some neat stuff when you start looking. I enjoy it.

Enjoy the rest of your summer. Have fun with some of these days. Let me know how you do. I’ll be waiting.

I’m just curious who I will hear from. Contact me at dwdaffy@yahoo.com with your stories, comments and questions. Thanks for reading!


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