31 Reasons to Celebrate in August

31 Reasons to Celebrate in August

31 Reasons to Celebrate in August

To be observed are special days and unconventional holidays.

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There are still a few fun activities and celebrations you can enjoy before the summer ends. You can celebrate August's sunny days in a variety of ways, from eating root beer floats to relaxing.

For the month of August, here are 31 reasons to celebrate!

Aug. 1: National Girlfriends Day

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Some women would be completely and utterly lost without their closest girlfriends. Today, show your girlfriends how much they mean to you with a small gift, homemade meal, or even a sweet handmade card. After years of judgment-free advice, hilarious jokes, and fun times, they've certainly earned it.

Aug. 2: National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

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It turns out there is a way to make ice cream even better: Smash it between two soft cookies. Whether you prefer your ice cream sandwiches homemade or store-bought, vanilla with chocolate cookies, or something a bit more inventive, today’s a good day to indulge in this cool treat.

Aug. 3: National Watermelon Day

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Due to its high water content of 92 percent, watermelon is a tasty and refreshing treat on a hot summer afternoon. Enjoy a few pieces of this pink fruit in honor of National Watermelon Day! Consider watermelon lemonade or a watermelon feta salad for a refreshing summer treat as well.

Aug. 4: National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

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Chocolate chip cookies come in a variety of delicious forms, whether they are crisp or chewy, straight from the oven or from a bag. Grab a bag of chocolate chip cookies from your local bakery or bake a batch yourself today. Pour yourself a glass of cold milk, and enjoy it!

Aug. 5: Work Like a Dog Day

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Work Like a Dog Day coincides with the summer's dog days. Service dogs and other working canines are recognized on this day. Today, thank your coworkers. Likewise, show extra affection (and treats) to any service or working dogs in your life.

Aug. 6: National Root Beer Float Day

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Take a trip back to your childhood, and sip on a tall glass of root beer topped with vanilla ice cream for National Root Beer Float Day. Looking for a grown-up twist on this classic treat? Combine a few ounces of Galliano, vanilla-flavored vodka, whipped cream, and root beer in a frosted pint class.

Aug. 7: International Beer Day* (first Friday)

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From a 5,400-year-old brew discovered in the mountains of Iran to today’s creative craft beers, beer has had a long and interesting history. Say cheers to International Beer Day with a classic German Spaten or Kolsch, sample a new-to-you brew from a local brewery, or try brewing your own beer at home.

Aug. 8: International Cat Day

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Because every day with your feline friend is basically International Cat Day, if you're a cat owner. Cats can be finicky and poop in the wrong places at times. Nevertheless, the joy of owning a cat justifies the sacrifices. This Valentine's Day, show your cat some extra affection. Give it a new toy, some catnip, or some tasty treats to splurge on.

Aug. 9: National Rice Pudding Day

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Rice pudding typically is rice mixed with milk or water and flavored with cinnamon, sugar, and raisins. But there are many twists on this recipe. For National Rice Pudding Day, try topping it with lemon zest and vanilla, or sample an international variation of rice pudding from Turkey or Portugal.

Aug. 10: National S’mores Day

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This campfire classic is perfectly delicious in its original form with graham crackers, milk chocolate, and toasted marshmallows. There are tons of tasty twists on s'mores out there, too. Try adding sliced strawberries, bananas, or raspberries, or go all out with a smear of Nutella for National S'mores Day.

Aug. 11: Son and Daughter Day

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Today is a day to honor your sons, daughters, and any other children in your life who deserve recognition. A big bear hug will show them how special they are. Or, make a DIY game and spend the day bonding over it.

Aug. 12: Baseball Fans Day

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No sport says “summer” like baseball. If you're not able to get to the ballpark today, you can create your own fan experience at home. Enjoy hot dogs, freshly popped popcorn, and ice-cold beer while you watch a game on TV.

Aug. 13: National Filet Mignon Day

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If you’ve never made filet mignon before, today’s the day to learn. Preparing filet mignon is much easier than you might think. And it’s ridiculously good when served with sides of potatoes and green beans. Treat yourself to some quality home-cooking.

Aug. 14: National Creamsicle Day

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Dairy and citrus aren't a common pair. But when it comes to creamsicles, the duo definitely works. These tarts, creamy treats are a summertime staple. So cool off with one for National Creamsicle Day.

Aug. 15: National Relaxation Day

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Lie down and relax for a couple of minutes today. A massage at a local spa is another option. Make every effort to disconnect and relax.

Aug. 16: National Bratwurst Day

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Bratwurst is German sausage commonly made with pork, beef, or veal. They're easy to cook, and they can be prepared in a number of ways. Try a classic grilling recipe, and top them with your favorite hot dog fixings. Simmer them in beer for a truly German treat. Or slice cooked bratwurst into homemade spaetzle for a delicious side dish.

Aug. 17: National Black Cat Appreciation Day

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Black cats have gotten a bad rap with the superstition that they're unlucky. So it's a good thing they have a day dedicated to their appreciation. If you have a black cat, give it some extra treats, playtime, and pets today. Or consider volunteering at your local animal shelter, where you can help lots of black cats get lucky and find their forever homes.

Aug. 18: National Fajita Day

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Sometimes they’re topped with cheese, sometimes they’re spicy, and sometimes they’re packed with inventive ingredients. But one thing is for certain: Fajitas are always delicious. For National Fajita Day, you can serve them with refried beans and rice, fresh tortillas, and sour cream for a totally filling (and easy to prep) dinner.

Aug. 19: National Potato Day

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Mashed, fried, chipped, and baked, potatoes are an incredibly versatile food. Enjoy your favorite spud preparations for National Potato Day. Whether it’s hash browns for breakfast, chips for lunch, or loaded baked potatoes for dinner, there’s a potato recipe for every taste.

Aug. 20: National Bacon Lover’s Day

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You can serve it with eggs, in a BLT sandwich, or in a cocktail. Today is bacon lovers' day. You should learn how to make perfectly cooked and crispy bacon in the oven before you go on a bacon binge, though.

Aug. 21: National Spumoni Day

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Spumoni is a traditional dessert that contains gelato, whipped cream, candied fruit, and nuts. For National Spumoni Day, try your culinary skills at making your own spumoni. Or leave it to the pros, and pick one up at your local Italian bakery.

Aug. 22: National Bao Day

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Bao, otherwise known as baozi, is meat- or veggie-filled steamed bun that’s common in Chinese cuisines. Unlike a dumpling, bao has a thick, chewy, almost bread-like wrapper. You can find them at your local Chinese eatery, or try making your own bao at home for National Bao Day.

Aug. 23: National Sponge Cake Day

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Sponge cake can be made with eggs, flour, and sugar only. In the Renaissance era, the classic sponge had many variations. In the event that you've never made sponge cake before, today is the day to do so. There are many ways to jazz up this recipe by adding icing, fruit or other ingredients.

Aug. 24: National Waffle Day

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As far as waffles go, they're quite versatile. Waffles with butter and syrup are the obvious choice for breakfast. A chicken and waffle lunch or a burger sandwiched between two waffles for dinner are also options. Waffles can also be used to make ice cream sandwiches. National Waffle Day is the perfect time to experiment with new waffle recipes.

Aug. 25: National Whiskey Sour Day

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Try a whiskey sour if you want to feel like a cool, mid-century modern type of cat. Fresh lemon juice and simple syrup are the main ingredients in this cocktail. The cocktail is best served on the rocks with an orange wheel and a Maraschino cherry.

Aug. 26: National Dog Day

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Dog owners truly consider their four-legged friends to be members of the family. In exchange for its love and loyalty, give your pooch a little extra pampering today, whether that means a long walk, a new toy, or a tasty treat.

Aug. 27: National Banana Lovers Day

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Bananas can be used in countless recipes, from smoothies to ice cream sundaes and homemade pancakes. Plus, they're a great vegan egg substitute in baking recipes. They contain potassium, which is good for your heart. And they're absurdly cheap. Enjoy a banana or a banana-centric recipe on National Banana Lovers Day.

Aug. 28: Red Wine Day

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There is evidence that red wine can reduce stress and blood pressure. In addition, it contains antioxidants that can reduce plaque build-up in arteries, lower cholesterol, and reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke Celebrate Red Wine Day by pouring yourself a glass of the vino!

Aug. 29: Lemon Juice Day

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Lemon juice can add brightness to any dish, from a salad to a lemon cake. It can add depth to cocktails. And when you’re finished prepping food with it, you can use lemon juice as an eco-friendly home cleaner. Find a new-to-you way to use lemon juice for Lemon Juice Day.

Aug. 30: National Toasted Marshmallow Day

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If you didn't eat enough toasted marshmallows on National S'mores Day earlier this month, now's your chance to make up for lost ground. Make marshmallow fudge, add toasted marshmallows to a peanut butter sandwich, or simply eat them straight off the stick.

Aug. 31: Eat Outside Day

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It's getting closer to the end of the outdoor dining season, so take advantage of every sunny day you can. Today is Eat Outside Day, so let's hope the weather cooperates! Then, set up some twinkling lights, grab your shatterproof dishes, and head outside.

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