K-12 TLC Teacher's Calendar: August
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August Is...
  Children's Eye Health & Safety
National Catfish Month
National Golf Month
National Immunization Awareness Month
National Inventors' Month
National Water Quality Month
Psoriasis Awareness Month
Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month
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August 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 August
This Week Is...
International Clown Week
(The first seven days of August)

World Breastfeeding Week
(The first seven days of August)

SKY & Telescope
This Week Is...
Stop on Red Week
(First full week of August)

SKY & Telescope

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MON
Ramadan

National Minority Donor Awareness Day
African-American Heritage Asian-American Heritage Hispanic Heritage Native-American Heritage Health Care Anatomy
(Observed annually on August 1st)

Ireland: August Bank Day Ireland U.S. Department of State
(Observed annually the first Monday of August)
Tuvalu: National Children's Day Tuvalu Child Advocacy
(Observed annually the first Monday of August)

2

TUE
Crime National Night Out Illegal Drugs and Substance Abuse
(Observed annually the first Tuesday of August)

3

WED
Watermelon National Watermelon Day Watermelon
(Observed each year on August 3rd)

4

THU

5

FRI

6

SAT
Hiroshima Day
Japan World War II Nuclear Weapons
(Commemorates the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima: 08/06/1945)
First Quarter Moon

7

SUN

This Week Is...

National Health Center Week
(Second full week of August)
SKY & Telescope

8

MON
Nagasaki Day
Japan World War II Nuclear Weapons
(Commemorates the nuclear bombing of Nagaski: 08/09/1945)

9

TUE

10

WED

11

THU

12

FRI
Left-handers Day National Left-handers Day Left-handers Day
(Observed annually on August 13th since 1992)

United Nations International Youth Day United Nations
(Observed annually on August 12th as established December 17, 1999 by United Nations Resolution 54/120) )

13

SAT
Hinduism: Raksha-Bandhan (Narial Purnima) Hinduism Virtual Rakhi
(Celebrates Varun the sea god by those who depend on the sea for their livelihood: the full moon of the month of Narial)

Full Moon

14

SUN

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SKY & Telescope

15

MON
Argentina: Death of José F. de San Martín José F. de San Martín
(8/17/1850: Observed third Monday in August)

Colombia, Venezuela: Assumption Day Catholicism Colombia Venezuela:
(Commemoration of the death of the Virgin Mary: Observed third Monday in August)

16

TUE
United States: National Airborne Day Presidential Proclamation Source
(Commemorates the first official Army parachute jump on August 16, 1940)

17

WED
Brunei: Revelation of the Quran Brunei Islam
(Observed annually on the 17th of Ramadan)

18

THU
Catholicism: Feast of St. Helena Religion Catholicism Catholic Encyclopedia
(Observed annually on August 18 to revere the mother of Constantine the Great)

19

FRI
The Wright Brothers National Aviation Day The Wright Brothers
(Observed on August 19 since 1939 to commemorate Orville Wright's birthdate: 08/19/1871)

Hawaii Hawaii Admission Day Hawaii

(Celebrates the 08/21/1959 admission of Hawaii as the 50th state: Observed annually the third Friday of August)

Islam: Death of Imam Ali (first Imam) Islam Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting
(Observance of the death of Imam Ali who was stabbed to death 40 AH Ramadan 19)
Afghanistan: Independence Day Afghanistan England U.S. Department of State
(Commemorates Treaty of Rawalpind signed 08/08/1919, whereby Britain relinquished control 08/19/1919)

Hungary: National Day/St. Stephen's Day Hungary U.S. Department of State
(Celebration of the traditional birth of the Hungarian state in 1,000 A.D.)
Russian Orthodox Church: Apple Spas (Second Savior) Russia Religion Foods and Nutrition World Child International
(Observed annually 08/19 to commemorate the Transfiguration of Jesus)

20

SAT
Radio National Radio Day Radio
(Commemorates the first commercial radio broadcast: 08/20/1920)

Morocco: Revolution of the King and the People Morocco Answers.com
(Commemoration of the anniversary of the Revolution of the King: 08/20/1953)

21

SUN
Hinduism: Sri Krishna Jayanti Hinduism Thinkquest
(Celebrates the birthday of Sri Krishna Jayanti, the 8th incarnation of the Lord Vishnu: the last quarter moon of the month of Shravan)

Islam: Martyrdom of Imam Ali (first Imam) Islam Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting
(Observance of the martyrdom of Imam Ali 40 AH Ramadan 21)
Morocco: Youth Day Morocco U.S. Consulate Casablanca
(Observed on this date to commemorate the birthday of Morocco's King Mohammed VI: 08/21/1963)

Russia: Day of the Russian Federation State Flag Russia Russian Embassy, New Zealand
(Observed since 1994, commemorating the adoption of the Russian state flag in 1991)

Last Quarter Moon
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SKY & Telescope

22

MON
Great Britain, Vietnam, Mozambique: Late Summer Bank Holiday Great Britain Mozambique Vietnam U.S. Department of State
(Observed annually on the 4th Monday of August)

23

TUE
International Day for Remembrance of Slave Trade & Its Abolition
United Nations
(Commemorates uprising that helped lead to the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade: 08/23/1791)

Lithuania: Black Ribbon Day Lithuania Yale University
(German-Russian non aggression pact leads to invasion of Lithuania: 08/23/1939)

24

WED
Catholicism: Feast Day of St. Bartholomew Religion Catholicism Catholic Encyclopedia
(Observed annually on August 24)

Liberia: Flag Day Liberia Liberian Embassy in Washington, D.C. (Comemmorates the first flying of the Liberian flag: 08/24/1847)

Ukraine: Independence Day Ukraine Independence Soviet Union U.S. Department of State
(Commemorates Ukraine's declaration of independence from the Soviet Union: 08/24/1991)

25

THU

26

FRI
Women's Suffrage Women's Equality Day 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
Presidential Proclamation
(Observed since 1971: Commemoration of the enactment of 19th Amendment 08/26/1920)

Namibia: Heroes Day Namibia U.S. Department of State
(Observed annually on this date in remembrance of distinguished Namibians)

27

SAT
Moldova: National Day Moldova The Soviet Union U.S. Department of State
(Observed since 1991 declaration of independence from the Soviet Union: 08/27/1991)
Texas: Lyndon Baines Johnson's Birthday Texas President Lyndon Johnson
(Observed since 1973)

28

SUN
Georgia: Mariamoba (St. Mary's Day) Georgia Religion Kazgebi Catholic Encyclopedia
(Observed annually 08/28)
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SKY & Telescope

29

MON
United Nations International Day of the Disappeared United Nations
(Observed annually on August 30 by declaration of the United Nations to focus world attention on those persons who are victims of enforced disappearance)

Hong Kong: Liberation Day Hong Kong Japan World War II Memorial Gates Trust
(Observed the last Monday of August to commemorate Japan's surrender of Hong Kong: 08/16/1945)

Russian Orthodox Church: Linen Spas (Third Savior) Russia Religion World Child International
(Observed annually 08/29 to commemorate the linen cloth on which the image of Christ was imprinted)
Slovakia: Uprising Day Slovakia World War II U.S. Department of State Radio Prague
(Commemoration of unsuccessful uprising of the Slovak resistance: 08/29/1944 - 10/27/1944)

Tibet: Xuedun (Shoton) Festivals: Opera Festivals Tibet Buddhism Opera Travel China Guide
(Day 1 of 8-day festival observed beginning on the 30th day of the sixth Tibetan month)

New Moon

30

TUE
Perú: Saint Rose of Lima Perú Religion Catholic Saints U.S. Department of State
(Commemoration of the death of first South American saint: 08/30/1586)
Tibet: Chapshuk (Bathing Festival) Tibet Buddhism Access Tibet
(Observed the first 10 days of July on the Tibetan calendar)
Tibet: Xuedun (Shoton) Festivals: Opera Festivals Tibet Buddhism Opera Travel China Guide
(Day 2 of 8-day festival observed beginning on the 30th day of the sixth Tibetan month)

Turkey: Zafer Bayram (Victory Day) Turkey U.S. Department of State Tuluma Turkish Community
(Observed annually on August 30th to commemorate Turkish victories over Greek occupation forces in 1922)

Louisiana: Huey P. Long Day Huey P. Long U.S. Congress
(Commemoration of birthdate of Huey P. Long: 08/30/1893)

31

WED
Australia: White Rose Day Australia Princess Diana
(In remembrance of the death of England's Princess Diana: 08/31/1997)
Buñol, Spain: La Tomatina Spain Spanish Fiestas
(Observed since 1945: Locals fling ripe tomatoes on the last Wednesday of August)
Kyrgyzstan: Independence Day Kyrgyzstan Soviet Union U.S. Department of State
(Commemorates Kyrgyzstan's declaration of independence from the Soviet Union: 08/31/1991)
Malaysia: National Day Malayasia Great Britain U.S. Department of State
(Commemorates Malaysia's independence from Great Britain: 08/31/1957)
Moldova: Limba Noastra (National Language Day) Moldova U.S. Department of State Library of Congress
(Commemorates establishment of Romanian written in the Latin alphabet as state language: 08/31/1989)
Tibet: Xuedun (Shoton) Festivals: Opera Festivals Tibet Buddhism Opera Travel China Guide
(Day 3 of 8-day festival observed beginning on the 30th day of the sixth Tibetan month)

Trinidad and Tobago: Independence Day Trinidad and Tobago Great Britain U.S. Department of State Blacknet
(Commemorates independence from Great Britain: 08/31/1961)

United States: National Trail Mix Day Food & Nutrition State Symbols USA
(Observed annually on 08/31)

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