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What Are the August National Days? – Get Our List to Find Out!

There are more than 225 national days in August. Make sure to celebrate them all with the list of August national days below!

These special days of August cover a wide variety of topics. In addition to the national food days of August, there are also monthly observances, days dedicated to animals, cocktails, people, concepts, objects and more!

The links provided in the list of the August national days will take you to either a page about the national day, a recipe, craft idea, or lists of fun facts to celebrate. Some of these days have links to pages where you can find more information about the topic of that day.

If you want to keep track of your favorite national days in August, download the free August printable to do list here or from the project card at the bottom of this post. That way you’ll never miss celebrating your favorite national day!

For an interactive way to learn about the special days in August, check out this free August word search puzzle. It has 22 of the August national days hidden within, and would be a fun activity to share with the whole family.

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List of national days in August (1st week)

If you’ve ever wondered what national days are in August, you’re in luck. Below are the August national days for the first week of the month.

August 1

  • National Girlfriends Day
  • National Minority Donor Awareness Day
  • Respect for Parents Day
  • National Mahjong Day
  • National Raspberry Cream Pie Day
  • National Planner Day
  • International Albariño Day
  • Homemade Pie Day
  • Play Ball Day
  • Rounds Resounding Day
  • Woman Astronomers Day
  • Spiderman Day
  • World Lung Cancer Day
  • World Wide Web Day
  • Yorkshire Day

August 2

August 3

August 4

A collage of two images with the image on the left being Mahjong tiles for National Mahjong Day and the image one the right being two watermelon halves for National Watermelon Day.

August 5

  • National Oyster Day
  • National Underwear Day
  • National Work Like A Dog Day
  • Green Pepper Day
  • International Traffic Light Day

August 6

  • National Fresh Breath Day
  • National Wiggle Your Toes Day
  • National Gossip Day
  • National Root Beer Float Day
  • Corporate Baby Name Day
  • Hiroshima Day

August 7

  • National Lighthouse Day
  • National Raspberries N’ Cream Day
  • National Sea Serpent Day
  • Purple Heart Day
  • Beach Party Day
  • Professional Speakers Day
  • Particularly Preposterous Packaging Day

Variable August national days – 1st week

  • Assistance Dog Day – (Monday of 1st full week)
  • National Night Out Day – (1st Tuesday)
  • National IPA Day – (1st Thursday)
  • International Beer Day – (1st Friday)
  • National Disc Golf Day  – (1st Saturday)
  • National Jamaican Patty Day – (1st Saturday)
  • National Mustard Day – (1st Saturday)
  • Mead Day – (1st Saturday)
  • Taxpayer Appreciation Day – (1st Saturday)
  • American Family Day – (1st Sunday)
  • National Friendship Day – (1st Sunday)
  • National Doll Day – (1st Sunday)
  • National Sisters Day – (1st Sunday)
  • National Kids Day – (1st Sunday)
  • International Forgiveness Day – (1st Sunday)

Hands holding IPA glasses and mustard jar and seeds with words Tasty National Days in August.

August national days list (2nd week)

Below is the second week of August national days.

August 8

  • National CBD Day 
  • National Sneak Some Zucchini Into Your Neighbor’s Porch Day
  • National Dollar Day
  • National Zucchini Day
  • National Happiness Happens Day
  • National Frozen Custard Day
  • International Cat Day
  • The Day to Create

August 9

  • National Rice Pudding Day
  • National Book Lovers Day (also the 1st Saturday in November)
  • National Holding Hand Day
  • National Veep Day
  • National Polka Day
  • International Day of the World’s Indigenous People
  • World Baijiu Day

August 10

August 11

  • National Son’s and Daughter’s Day
  • National Presidential Joke Day
  • National Panini Day
  • National Raspberry Bombe Day (also known as National Raspberry Tart Day)
  • Annual Medical Check Up Day
  • Play in the Sand Day
  • Presidential Joke Day
  • Ingersoll Day

A collage of four images representing four of the August national days. From top left to bottom right the images are a lion for World Lion Day, s'mores above a flame for National S'mores Day, a bowling lane with pins set up for National Bowling Day and a baseball sitting in the grass for Baseball Fans Day.

August 12

  • National Middle Child Day
  • National Julienne Fries Day
  • National Vinyl Record Day
  • Baseball Fans Day
  • IBM PC Day
  • Truck Driver Day
  • International Youth Day
  • World Elephant Day

August 13

August 14

  • National V-J Day (unofficial, also September 2)
  • National Creamsicle Day
  • National Financial Awareness Day
  • National Navajo Code Talkers Day
  • National Wiffleball Day
  • Color Book Day

Variable national August days – week 2

  • Victory Day – (2nd Monday)
  • National Kool Aid Day – (2nd Friday)
  • National Model Aviation Day – (2nd Saturday)
  • National Bowling Day – (2nd Saturday)
  • National Garage Sale Day – (2nd Saturday)
  • Celebrate your Lakes Day – (2nd Saturday)
  • National Spirit of ’45 Day – (2nd Sunday)
  • Gay Uncles Day – (2nd Sunday)

A collage of four images to represent the August national days, with the top left image being a pink rectangle with the words Celebrating the National Days in August, the top right image being a black cat to represent Black Cat Appreciation Day, the bottom left image being a roller coaster climbing up the track for National Rollercoaster Day and the bottom right image being a woman's hand holding an ice cream cone with strawberry soft serve in it to represent National Soft Serve Ice Cream Day.

National days August list (3rd week)

This next section has the third week of national days for August.

August 15

  • National Leathercraft Day
  • National Lemon Meringue Pie Day
  • National Relaxation Day
  • National Failures Day
  • I Love Cowboys and Cowgirls Day

August 16

August 17

August 18

  • National Ice Cream Pie Day
  • National Fajita Day
  • National Pinot Noir Day
  • National Bad Poetry Day
  • National Mail Order Catalog Day
  • Serendipity Day
  • Helium Discovery Day
  • Never Give Up Day

Various spices in wooden spoons around a distressed clipboard with a sheet of paper in it that has the words food and drink national day lists on it in bubble lettering.

August 19

August 20

August 21

  • National Brazilian Blowout Day
  • National Spumoni Day
  • National Senior Citizens Day

Variable special days in August – week 3

  • Stay Home with your Kids Day – (3rd Monday)
  • National Medical Dosimetrist Day – (3rd Wednesday)
  • World Honey Bee Day – (3rd Saturday)
  • International Homeless Animals Day – (3rd Saturday)

Two images to represent two different national days of August, withteh left image being black plate filled with waffles for National Waffle Day and a dog with his head out the car window for National Dog Day.

National days of August list (4th week)

The August special days below fall in the fourth week of the month. It’s the last week of the month, so it’s time to pick out your favorite national day in August! Let us know in the comments which one you like best.

August 22

  • National Surgical Oncologist Day
  • National Bao Day
  • National Eat a Peach Day
  • National Be an Angel Day
  • Never Bean Better Day
  • National Tooth Fairy Day
  • National Pecan Torte Day
  • Black Woman’s Equal Pay Day

August 23

  • National Ride The Wind Day
  • National Sponge Cake Day
  • Hug Your Sweetheart Day
  • Buttered Corn Day

August 24

August 25

  • National Kiss and Make Up Day
  • National Secondhand Wardrobe Day
  • National Banana Split Day
  • National Park Service Founders Day
  • National Whiskey Sour Day

August 26

  • National Women’s Equality Day
  • National Cherry Popsicle Day
  • National Toilet Paper Day
  • National WebMistress Day
  • National Dog Day
  • Musical Yoga Day
  • Make Your Own Luck Day

A photo of a beach scene with an August printable to do list and blank calendar on top of it.

August 27

  • National Pots De Creme Day
  • National Petroleum Day
  • National Just Because Day
  • Kiss Me Day
  • Tarzan Day

August 28

  • National Power Rangers Day 
  • National Bow Tie Day
  • National Cherry Turnovers Day
  • Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day
  • Red Wine Day
  • Race Your Mouse Around the Icons Day
  • Radio Commercial Day
  • International Read Comics in Public Day
  • Checkers Over the Keyboard Day

August 29

August 30

  • National Toasted Marshmallow Day
  • National Grief Awareness Day
  • National Beach Day
  • National Holistic Pets Day
  • National Mai Tai Day
  • Frankenstein Day
  • International Day of the Disappeared

August 31

  • National Diatomaceous Earth Day
  • National Trail Mix Day
  • National South Carolina Day
  • National Matchmaker Day
  • We Love Memoirs Day
  • Eat Outside Day
  • Love Litigating Lawyers Day

Variable special days of August – week 4

  • Motorist Consideration Day – (last Monday)
  • Touch a Heart Day – (last Tuesday)
  • Willing to Lend a Hand Wednesday – (last Wednesday)
  • International Cabernet Day – (Thursday before Labor Day)
  • National College Colors Day – (Friday before Labor Day)
  • Forgive Your Foe Friday – (last Friday)
  • Franchise Appreciation Day – (Saturday before Labor Day)
  • Speak Kind Words Saturday – (last Saturday)
  • Pony Express Day – (last Saturday)
  • Sacrifice Our Needs for Other’s Wants Sunday – (last Sunday)

Monthly national day lists

There are over 2000 national days in the year and each month has over 150 special days to celebrate. Get all the monthly national day lists here:

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Share this post about the August special days on Twitter

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Pin the list of national days in August for later

Would you like a reminder of these August national days? Just pin this image to one of your national day boards on Pinterest so that you can easily find it later.

A collage with seven images of sports, animals, food and activities representing several August national days with words Get the list of August National Days as a text overlay.

Admin note: this post for the August national days first appeared on the blog in April of 2018. I have updated the post to add all new photos, and a video for you to enjoy.

Yield: 1 August printable

August National Days Printable To Do List

Daisies with words Hello August.

Keep track of your favorite August national days with this free August printable.

Simply print out this to do list and fill it in with your favorite national days in August.

It's a great way to keep track and plan your menus and activities for the whole month while keeping the national days of August in mind.

Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $1


  • Heavy card stock or regular printer paper
  • A pen or pencil


  • Computer
  • Printer


  1. Add your heavy cardstock or printer paper into your printer.
  2. Using the print function on this card will give you an August printable national day planner that fills about 3/4 of an 8.5 x 11 inch sheet of paper.
  3. Choose portrait layout and if possible "fit to page" in your settings. Doing this will fill the entire page.
  4. Alternatively, you can use this link to print the national days of August list, using the print feature in your browser window.
  5. After you print this August national days list, fill it in with the national days you'd like to observe this year.
  6. This August to do list will help plan how to celebrate the national days in August, and keep you organized so you never forget your favorite national days.


Beach scene with August to do list.

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Mike W.

Wednesday 14th of February 2024

The U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945, not in 1942 as you stated in the Historical Events section.


Wednesday 14th of February 2024

Thank you for alerting me to my mistake. I have fixed the typo.

Bonnie Ehret

Wednesday 6th of July 2022

Where is your Monthly Printable Calendar?


Sunday 10th of July 2022

Hi Bonnie, Thank you for your question! We have discontinued our calendars, and will not be making them in the future. However, we do have a full list of the national days which you can find here. This page contains even more national days than our calendars previously had!

We have also started making free printable word searches featuring the national days of each month. You can find all the word search printables under the puzzles tab on the main menu bar.

Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are "affiliate links." This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive a small commission from the sale, but the price is the same for you. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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