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August Holidays in 2012
Long list of August holidays and special days celebrated in 2012.

By popular request, here is a long list of all of the special days celebrated in August 2012. If you prefer, you can explore August's special days by date. If you are interested in free, printable calendars, you can find them on this page. If you want to be one of the first to know when more holidays and other craft projects are posted, take a few moments to sign up for the Family Crafts Newsletter.

Month Long Observances

  • American Artist Appreciation Month

  • Foot Health Month

  • Home Business Month

  • National Catfish Month

  • National Golf Month

  • National Inventors Month

  • National Water Quality Month

Week Long Observances

  • 1st Week - National Clown Week
    Check out my page for this special day!

  • 2nd Week - Elvis Week

  • 2nd Week - National Apple Week

  • 2nd Week - National Smile Week
    Check out my page for this special day!

  • 3rd Week - Air Conditioning Appreciation Week

  • 3rd Week - American Dance Week

August 1st

August 2nd

  • First Income Tax
    Congress enacts first income tax in 1861.

  • First Lincoln Penny Issued
    In 1909.

  • National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

August 3rd

  • Columbus Set Sail on His 1st Voyage
    In 1492.

  • National Watermelon Day
    Check out my page for this special day!

August 4th

  • Coast Guard Day
    Established on this day in 1790.

  • National Mustard Day
    First Saturday in August.

  • National Chocolate Chip Day

August 5th

  • American Family Day
    First Sunday in August. Check out my page for this special day!

  • Friendship Day
    First Sunday in August. Check out my page for this special day!

  • National Waffle Day

  • Neil Armstrong's Birthday
    Born in Ohio in 1930.

August 6th

  • Alfred Lord Tennyson's Birthday
    Born in 1809.

  • Odie's Birthday
    Garfield the Cat's friend.

  • Picnic Day in Australia
    The first Monday of August.

  • Wiggle Your Toes Day

August 7th

  • Sea Serpent Day

August 8th

  • Dollar Day
    The US dollar was created.

August 9th

August 10th

  • First Steam Locomotive

  • Herbert Hoover's Birthday
    Born in 1874, in West Branch, Iowa.

  • S'Mores Day

August 11th

  • Hulk Hogan's Birthday
    Born in 1953 in Venice Beach, California.

  • Play in the Sand Day

August 12th

August 13th

August 14th

August 15th

August 16th

  • Roller Coaster Day
    Roller coaster patented in 1898. Check out my page for this special day!

August 17th

August 18th

August 19th

August 20th

  • National Radio Day

August 21st

August 22nd

August 23rd

August 24th

  • National Peach Pie Day

  • Strange Music Day

  • Waffle Iron Patented
    In 1869, invented by Cornelius Swarthout of Troy, New York.

August 25th

August 26th

  • National Dog Day

  • Women's Equality Day
    The anniversary of women getting the right to vote.

August 27th

August 28th

  • Dream Day
    Martin Luther King Jr. gave the "I Have a Dream" speech in 1963.

  • National Cherry Turnover Day

August 29th

August 30th

  • Frankenstein Day
    Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein, was born on August 30, 1797, in London, England.

  • Herry Monster's Birthday
    Sesame Street Character.

  • National Toasted Marshmallow Day

August 31st

| August Special Days By Date | Printable Calendars | Main Special Days Page |

This information is correct to the best of my knowledge. These dates are collected from many online and offline resources. Please do not email me asking me for more info about a date - All the information I have is posted here.

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