August is the eighth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars and one of seven months with a length of 31 days.
In non-leap years, no other month starts on the same day of the week as August, but in leap years February starts on the same day of the week.
August and November end on the same day of the week every year
August (then called Sextilis) was the sixth month in the ten-month Roman calendar
August (still Sextilis) became the eighth month around 700 BC by King Numa Pompilius, but it had only 29 days
Julius Caesar added two days to August (still Sextilis) in 45 BC
Sextillis renamed August in 8 BC to honor Augustus
August’s birthstone is Peridot, a greenish said to have magical powers and healing properties to protect against nightmares … plus bring power, influence, and a wonderful year to the wearer.
August’s birth flower are Gladiolus and Poppy … meaning beauty, strength of character, love, marriage, and family
August’s Zodiac signs are Leo (ending August 22) and Virgo (starting August 23)
Moon for August as multiple names: Grain Moon, Green Corn Moon, Barley Moon, Fruit Moon
Only two Shakespeare plays mention August: Henry VI Part I and The Tempest
Anglo-Saxons called August by the name Weod-monath (weed month)
August is also called Augustus (Afrikaans, Dutch), Gusht (Albanian), Avqust (Azerbaijani), Kolovoz (Croatian), elokuu (Finnish), Αύgoustos (Greek), Ogos (Malay), Awissu (Maltese), Thang-Tam (Vietnamese), Awst (Welsh)
August is a month-long holiday for many Europeans
August and February are seasonable equivalents in opposite hemispheres
August is the month to increase awareness of Children Eye Health & Safety, Bystanders, Traffic, Immunization, Psoriasis, Child Support, Motor Sports, Minority Donors, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Children Vision & Learning, Pet Immunization, Cataracts, Romance, and Studious Behavior
August is the month to celebrate Black Business, Panini, Goat Cheese, Catfish, Indian Heritage, Breastfeeding, Dirty Harry, and Peaches
August is the month to appreciate American Artists, Water Quality, Tomboy Tools, Neurosurgery Outreach, Audio, and Inventors
August is the month to participate in American Adventures, American History Essay Contest, Truancy Prevention, Don’t be a Bully, Get Ready for Kindergarten, What Will Be Your Legacy, Mutt-i-grees Rescue, Win with Civility, Happiness Happens, Midnight Moon Parties, and Plan Ahead for Halloween
Take time to celebration these anytime in August. Did you listen to any of the August songs? If so, which?