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Holidays in August: 2018 Calendar

Welcome to August, the month where most students go back to the torture known as school. August is also Admit You’re Happy Month (ironic because school starts), Peach Month, and Romance Awareness Month, which I think should be in February in all honestly. Since I also what to include holidays from different countries, unless noted what country, let’s just assume holidays are for the US.

1

  • National Girlfriends Day
  • National Mountain Climbing Day
  • National Raspberry Cream Pie Day
  • Lammas (Christain holiday)
  • Emancipation Day (multiple countries)
  • Swiss National Day
  • Santo Domingo Celebrations Start (Nicaragua)
  • Festival Wednesday (British Virgin Islands)
  • Colorado Day
  • Independence Day (Benin)
  • Parent’s Day (Congo Democratic Republic)
  • Army Day (China)
  • Gualdalcanal Province Day (Solomon Islands)
  • The Royal St John’s Regatta (Canada)
  • Yorkshire day (United Kingdom)

2

  • National Ice Cream Sandwich Day
  • Our Lady of Los Angeles (Costa Rica)
  • Emancipation Day (Bermuda)
  • Republic Day (Macedonia)

3

  • Grab Some Nuts Day
  • International Beer Day (always the first Friday)
  • National Watermelon Day
  • Martyrs’ Day (Guinea-Bissau)
  • Freedom Day (Equatorial Guinea)
  • Nigerien Independence Day
  • Somers’ Day (Bermuda)
  • Makira-Ulawa Province Day (Solomon Islands)
  • Farmers’ Day (Zambia)

4

  • Campfire Day (always the first Saturday)
  • International Hangover Day (always the first Saturday)
  • National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day
  • US Coast Guard Day
  • National Clown Day (always the Saturday of International Clown Week)
  • National Mustard Day (always the first Saturday)
  • Matice Slovenska Day (Slovakia)
  • Constitution Day (Cook Islands)
  • Celebrations of San Salvador (El Salvador)
  • National Guard’s Day (Venezuela)

5

  • Friendship Day (always the first Sunday)
  • International Forgiveness Day (always the first Sunday)
  • National Underwear Day
  • Sisters Day (always the first Sunday)
  • Work like a Dog Day
  • Homeland Thanksgiving Day (Croatia)
  • Continuation of Celebrations of San Salvador
  • The Day of Our Lady of Africa (Spain (Ceuta))

6

  • Wiggle Your Toes Day
  • Independence Day (multiple countries)
  • Emancipation Day (multiple countries)
  • New South Wales Bank Holiday
  • Norther Territory Picnic Day (Australia)
  • Festival Monday (British Virgin Islands)
  • Kadooment Day (Barbados)
  • Bank Holiday (Iceland)
  • Continuation of Celebrations of San Salvador
  • Youth Day (Kiribati)
  • Heritage Day in Alberta (Canada)
  • Civic/Provinvial Day (Canda (Nt, On, Pe, Sk))
  • Terry Fox Day (Canada (Manitoba))
  • New Brunswick Day (Canada)
  • British Columbia Day (Canada)
  • Natal Day (Canada (Nova Scotia))
  • August Bank Holiday (Ireland)
  • National Children’s Day (Tuvalu)
  • Summer Bank Holiday (Scotland)

7

  • National Lighthouse Day
  • Festival Tuesday (British Virgin Islands)
  • Independence Day (British Virgin Islands)
  • Battle of Boyaca Day (Colombia)
  • Purple Heart Day
  • Culturama Day (Saint Kitts and Nevis)

8

  • Sneak some Zucchini onto your Neighbor’s Porch Day
  • Peace Festival (Germany (Bavaria))
  • Father’s Day (Taiwan)
  • Peasants’ Day (Tanzania)
  • International Cat Day

9

  • Book Lover’s Day
  • Indigenous People’s Day (Suriname)
  • National Day (Singapore)
  • International Day of the World’s Indigenous People
  • National Women’s Day (South Africa)

10

  • Lazy Day
  • National S’mores Day
  • Last Dan of Santo Domingo Celebrations (Nicaragua)
  • Independence Day (Ecuador)

11

  • Presidential Joke Day
  • Son and Daughter Day
  • Mountain Day (Japan)
  • Independence Day (Chad)

12

  • Middle Child’s Day
  • Turkmen Melon Day (Turkmenistan)
  • Father’s Day (Brazil)
  • The Day of Cantabria (Spain)
  • International Youth Day

13

  • Left Hander’s Day
  • Carnival (Grenada)
  • Luto (Samoa)
  • Independence Day (Central African Republic)
  • Heroes’ Day (Zimbabwe)
  • Women’s and Family Day (Tunisia)

14

  • National Creamiscle Day
  • V-J Day (1)
  • Vigil of Assumption Day (Vatican City)
  • Defence Forces Day (Zimbabwe)
  • Falkland Day (Falkland Islands)
  • Anniversity of the Recovery Oued Ed-Dahab (Morocco)

15

  • V-J Day (2)
  • Relaxation Day
  • The Assumption of Mary (Christian holiday)
  • Foundation of Old Panama City (Panama)
  • Royal National Agricultural Show Day Queensland
  • Mother Day (Costa Rica)
  • St Mary’s Day (Romania)
  • Founding of Asuncion (Paraguay)
  • Constitution Day (Equatorial Guinea)
  • Liechtenstein National Day (Liechtenstein)
  • Liberation Day (South Korea)
  • Malaita Province Day (Solomon Islands)
  • Independence Day (Congo)
  • Flooding of the Nile (Egypt)

16

  • National Tell a Joke Day
  • Bennigton Battle Day (Vermont, US)
  • Restoration Day (Dominican Republic)
  • Independence Day (Gabon)
  • National Rum Day

17

  • Chinese Valentine’s Day or Daughter’s Day(7th Day of the 7th Lunar Moon)
  • National Thriftshop Day
  • Statehood Day in Hawaii
  • Chi Hsi Festival (Taiwan)
  • Flag Day (Bolivia)
  • Double Seven Festival (China)
  • Gold Cup Parade (Canada (Prince Edward Island))
  • Slovenians in Prekmurje Incorporated into the Mother Nation Day (Slovenia)

18

  • National Thriftshop Day
  • Bad Poetry Day
  • National Honey Bee Awareness Day (always the third Saturday)

19

  • Aviation Day
  • National Potato Day
  • Independence Day (Afghanistan)
  • World Humanitarian Day
  • Crown Princess Mette Marit’s Day (Norway)
  • Consitution Day (Anguilla)

20

  • National Radio Day
  • World Mosquito Day
  • Independence Restoration Day
  • Hungary National Day
  • San Martin Day (Argentina)
  • Discovery Day (Canada (Yukon))
  • Anniversary of the Revolution of the King and the People (Morocco)

21

  • National Spumoni Day
  • Senior Citizen’s Day
  • Ninoy Aquino Day (Philippines)
  • Waqfat Arafat Day (Kuwait)
  • Gosphel Day (Kosrae) (Micronesia)
  • Day of Arafah (Libya)
  • Youth Day (Morocco)

22

  • Be an Angel Day
  • National Tooth Fairy Day
  • Edi-al-Adha (multiple countries)
  • Hari Raya Haji (Malaysia)
  • Aid el-Kebir Day (Malaysia)
  • Id-ul-Adha (multiple countries)
  • Eid-e-Ghorban (multiple countries)
  • Idd ul Adha (Kenya)
  • Tabaski (multiple countries)
  • Eid al Addha (Kosovo)
  • Kurban Bairam (Kazakhstan)
  • Eid el Hajj (Tanzania)
  • Id el Kabir (Nigeria)

23

  • Ride the Wind Day
  • International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

24

  • Vesuvius Day
  • National Parks’ Day (Costa Rica)
  • Independence Day (Ukraine)
  • Flag Day (Liberia)
  • National Waffle Day

25

  • Kiss and Make Up Day
  • Raksha Bandhan
  • Youth’s Day (Mongolia)
  • Ghost Festival (Taiwan)
  • Day of Songun (North Korea)
  • Independence Day (Uraguay)
  • Spirit Festical (China)

26

  • National Dog Day
  • Women’s Equality Day
  • National Day of Repentance (Papua New Guinea)
  • Heroes’ Day (Namibia)

27

  • Global Forgiveness Day
  • Just Because Day
  • National Heroes Day (Philippines)
  • Lyndon Baines Johnson Day (Texas, US)
  • Independence Day (Maldova)

28

  • Race Your Mouse Day

29

  • More Herbs, Less Salt Day
  • National Uprising Day (Slovakia)
  • International Day against Nuclear Tests
  • National Sports Day (India)

30

  • Frankenstein Day
  • Toasted Marshmallow Day
  • Victory Day (Turkey)
  • Popular Consultation Dat (East Timor)
  • Santa Rosa De Lima (Peru)
  • Consitution Day (Kazakhstan)
  • International Day of the Victis of Enforced Disappearances

31

  • National Ear Outside Day
  • National Trail Mix Day
  • Umhlanga Reed Dance (Swaziland)
  • Malaysia’s National Day
  • Independence Day of the Kyrgyz Republic
  • International Overdose Awareness day
  • Independence Day (Trinidad and Tobago)
  • Language Day (Moldova)

 

Sources:

Holiday Insights

Holidays Calendar

Werewolves and Humans

In a world where werewolves and humans can live in harmony, everything isn’t as great as it could be. In Days of Hana, you are introduced to the human Hana and the werewolf Haru. They have been best friends since they were children. In this society, werewolves are seen as pets to most human families. After a werewolf attacks another human after their human was attacked, werewolves are not required to go to school alongside their humans. This is when the trouble truly starts, especially when Haru realizes that the feelings that he has for Haru aren’t exactly kosher. This webcomic is one of the cutest that I’ve read. Every chapter sends me on a rollercoaster of emotions that I didn’t know this would make me feel. The second season of this webcomic just started so it would be a great time to get on the feel-train with me.

(not so) Family of Music

As a lover of Disney-Pixar, I am honestly horrified that it took me this long to get around to watching Coco. I just thank Netflix for having this movie on their streaming service. This movie was just so cute. I loved the inclusion of the Latinx culture (I want to say this movie takes place in Mexico since one of the songs in from the Mexican Institute of Sound, but I’m not sure). It was just very well integrated. Yes, the movie was kinda predictable, but I’m just saying that as someone who watched too many children’s movies while not being a child. I was still crying towards the end. All of the main characters are enjoyable and you just want to hug them…well most of them. The character development was substantially by not even just the main character. The music was beautiful and catchy. I will definitely watch this movie again when I have the itch for a Disney-Pixar night.

Religious History Reimagined Pt 1

With more books being written in this series, I felt that it was time to get back into the Robert Langdon series by Dan Brown. I started to adventure with the first book Angels and Demons. Yes, this is the first book and not The Da Vinci Code like so many people think. To start, I would like to say that I will be using the word mythos when describing aspects of this series. The word “mythos,” according to Merriam-Webster, is a pattern of beliefs expressing often symbolically the characteristic or prevalent attitudes in a group or culture. By using this word, I am not trying to express my own opinions of the religions and cultures expressed in these novels. If there is a better word that could be used, feel free to say so. I will take it into consideration. But, on with the review…

The first thing I have to say is how well researched this series is. I had the privilege to read the illustrated edition. It was amazing to see pictures of all of the places explored in the novel. This novel explores the “battle” between science and religion. It is well done in a way that doesn’t choose a side. Every character has different opinions regarding the matter, and everyone respects the other’s opinions. The dialogue in this way is well written and not really a fluff piece. I also enjoyed how points of view shifted. It is not often that changes in point of view are done so seamlessly, but it was well done here. All the characters are believable and intriguing. I loved everything about this book. I personally don’t really know much about the Catholic church. After asking my best friend about it as they are Catholic, I realized that it was much more accurate than I thought. They told me that the mythos of the church as it related to the book and different things. They also explained some things that I didn’t quite get, so that was also amazing. Also, from reading the acknowledgments at the end, I realized that the author actually went to the places described in the book. If that doesn’t add to it, I don’t know what does.

Killer Roommate

Just out of college, that last thing you expect is that your new roommate kills people for a living, but that is what you get out of Assassin Roommate by Monica Gallagher. The characters balance each other well. There is not an overabundance of unnecessary characters. Everyone serves a purpose. The relationships are also written very well. There are hints of a love triangle, but it isn’t annoying as some love triangles can be. Everyone involved are adults. Yes, they do have outbursts of emotion, but it is all understandable. Also, the conflict between the different assassin networks is also interesting as you are trying to figure out what everyone wants and what their true motives are. The second season of this webcomic just wrapped up, so it is the perfect time to catch up on this amazing series. I can’t wait to find out what the author has in store next.

Rebuilding the Island

Unless you have been living under a rock, you are sure to have noticed the influx of games that revolve around complete puzzles in order to rebuild something, be it mansions or gardens. A new addition to this genre of gaming is Lost Island: Blast Adventure. I like this game because instead of a match three, is a … blow up blocks of a color. It’s the same premise, but different. From what I have seen in the game, there are lots of interesting characters and a mystery to unravel through the power of archeology. I would check it out if you can so you can have a seal. Have I told you that you get a seal friend?

You can get this game on Android and iOS.

My Little Vet Clinic

One of the many recent games that I have downloaded on my phone has Pet Rescue. What can I say about it other than it is super adorable? The animal and character designs are well done. The simple animations are absolutely perfect. The premise of the game is that you are running a vet clinic with different services that you can upgrade your care for animals and help out missing animals. The first part is more time management and the second is waiting for a time to expire. There are also three worlds currently available as I am writing this. I have only played in two of them. The different worlds have different services you can offer and different animals to rescue. My one complaint is that the vets don’t get different outfits for the different world. I know that it is a silly complaint, but I just think it would be really cute.

You can get that game for Android and a bunch of random platforms from I saw.