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August 2020 Holidays + Fun, Weird and Special Dates

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Are you a small business owner or marketer? Looking for August holidays or special dates to celebrate on social media?

Marketing your business on social media just got a lot easier with this complete list of holidays, observances, and special dates for August 2020.

The list includes more than 245 different holidays and observances to celebrate in August.

To learn why holidays make great social media posts read: The Complete Calendar of Social Media Holidays.

Holiday Hashtags for Social Media

When celebrating holidays on social media, it’s important to include the relevant hashtag(s) for that holiday in your post.

Using hashtags will help increase the reach of your post, exposing your business to a larger audience.

Hashtags are such an essential piece to your success on social media that I’ve done the research for you.

Most of the holidays listed below include the corresponding hashtag for social media.

For more social media post ideas read: What to Post on Social Media – 100 Post Ideas for 2020.

List of August 2020 Holidays

In an effort to simplify this massive list of holidays, I’ve divided the days into five categories – public holidays, religious holidays, monthly observances, weekly observances, and daily observances.

Scroll down to view all 245+ holidays or use the following links to skip ahead to a specific category.

Access all Holidays for the Year

Bonus 2021 Holidays

Did you know there are over 3,300 holidays to celebrate on social media each year? 

Click here for a complete listing of holidays for every month of the year.  

If you’d like a printable PDF with all the holidays listed out by month, check out the Social Media Content App.  It includes a free PDF of all 3,300+ holidays.

August 2020 Public Holidays

This list contains public holidays and special observances in the United States, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
DateHolidayHashtagWhere Observed
August 3Civic/Provincial Day#CivicHolidayCanada
August 3Picnic Day#PicnicDayParts of Australia
August 3New South Wales Bank Holiday#NewSouthWalesBankHolidayParts of Australia
August 3Summer Bank Holiday#BankHolidayScotland
August 31Summer Bank Holiday#BankHolidayEngland, Wales, Northern Ireland

August 2020 Religious Holidays

August 3Raksha BandhanHindu
August 10JanmashtamiHindu
August 15Assumption of MaryChristian
August 20Muharram/Islamic New YearMuslim
August 21Ganesh ChaturthiHindu
August 29AshuraMuslim

August 2020 Monthly Observances

American Adventures Month
American Artists Appreciation Month
Arrr-gust: International Pirate Month
Black Business Month
Boomers Making A Difference Month
Child Support Awareness Month
Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month
Family Fun Month
Get ready for Kindergarten Month
Golf Month
Happiness Happens Month
MedicAlert Awareness Month
Motorsports Awareness Month
National Back to School Month
National Breastfeeding Month
National Catfish Month
National Crayon Collection Month
National Eye Exam Month
National Goat Cheese Month
National Golf Month
National Hair Loss Awareness Month
National Immunization Awareness Month
National Panini Month
National Peach Month
National Sandwich Month
National Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Awareness Month
National Traffic Awareness Month
National Truancy Prevention Month
National Water Quality Month
National Wellness Month
National Win With Civility Month
Neurosurgery Awareness Month
Psoriasis Awareness Month
Romance Awareness Month
What Will Be Your Legacy Month

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August 2020 Weekly Observances

August 1 - 7International Clown Week
August 1 - 7National Minority Donor Awareness Week
August 1 - 7National Cleanse Your Skin Week
August 1 - 7Simplify Your Life Week
August 1 - 7World Breastfeeding Week
August 2 - 7Intimate Apparel Market Week
August 2 - 8International Assistance Dog Week
August 2 - 8National Exercise with Your Child Week
August 2 - 8National Farmers Market Week
August 2 - 8National Health Center Week
August 2 - 8Single Working Women's Week
August 2 - 8Stop on Red Week
August 3 - 9National Bargain Hunting Week
August 7 - 16Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
August 8 - 16Elvis Week
August 9 - 16National Resurrect Romance Week
August 10 - 16Safe and Sound Week
August 16 - 22National Aviation Week
August 19 - 23Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Week
August 23 - 28World Water Week
August 24 - 28National Composites Week
August 25 - 31Be Kind To Humankind Week
August 29 - 30International Bat Night

August 2020 Daily Observances

1Lammas Day#LammasDay
1Mead Day#MeadDay
1National Disc Golf Day#DiscGolfDay
1National Girlfriends Day#NationalGirlfriendsDay
1National Jamaican Patty Day#JamaicanPattyDay
1National Minority Donor Awareness Day#MinorityDonorAwarenessDay
1National Mustard Day#MustardDay
1National Raspberry Cream Pie Day#RaspberryCreamPieDay
1Respect for Parents Day#RespectForParentsDay
1Rounds Resounding Day#RoundsResoundingDay
1Sandcastle and Sculture Day#SandcastleAndSculptureDay
1Scout Scarf Day#ScoutScarfDay
1Spider-Man Day
1World Wide Web Day#WorldWideWebDay
2American Family Day#AmericanFamilyDay
2Friendship Day#FriendshipDay
2National Coloring Book Day#NationalColoringBookDay
2National Doll Day#NationalDollDay
2National Ice Cream Sandwich Day#IceCreamSandwichDay
2Psychic Day#PsychicDay
2Sister's Day#SistersDay
3National Grab Some Nuts Day#NationalGrabSomeNutsDay
3National Watermelon Day#NationalWatermelonDay
4National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day#ChocolateChipCookieDay
4National Coast Guard Day#NationalCoastGuardDay
4National Night Out#NightOut
4Single Working Women's Day#SingleWorkingWomensDay
5National Oyster Day#NationalOysterDay
5National Underwear Day#NationalUnderwearDay
5National Work Like A Dog Day#NationalWorkLikeADogDay
6Hiroshima Day#HiroshimaDay
6National Fresh Breath Day#NationalFreshBreathDay
6National Root Beer Float Day#RootBeerFloatDay
6National Wiggle Your Toes Day#WiggleYourToesDay
7Braham Pie Day#BrahamPieDay
7International Beer Day#BeerDay
7National Lighthouse Day#NationalLighthouseDay
7National Raspberries N’ Cream Day#RaspberriesNCreamDay
7Professional Speakers Day#ProfessionalSpeakersDay
7Purple Heart Day#PurpleHeartDay
8International Cat Day#CatDay
8National Bowling Day#BowlingDay
8National CBD Day#CbdDay
8National Dollar Day#NationalDollarDay
8National Frozen Custard Day#FrozenCustardDay
8National Garage Sale Day#GarageSaleDay
8National Zucchini Day#ZucchiniDay
8Odie Day#OdieDay
8The Date to Create#TheDateToCreate
9International Day of The World's Indigenous People#DayOfTheWorldsIndigenousPeople
9National Book Lovers Day#NationalBookLoversDay
9National Rice Pudding Day#NationalRicePuddingDay
9National Veep Day#NationalVeepDay
9The Spirit of '45 Day#SpiritOf45Day
10Assistance Dog Day#AssistanceDogDay
10National Duran Duran Appreciation Day#DuranDuranAppreciationDay
10National Lazy Day#NationalLazyDay
10National S’mores Day#NationalSmoresDay
10National Shapewear Day#NationalShapewearDay
10National Spoil Your Dog Day#SpoilYourDogDay
10World Lion Day#WorldLionDay
11Ingersoll Day#IngersollDay
11National Presidential Joke Day#PresidentialJokeDay
11National Raspberry Bombe Day#RaspberryBombeDay
11National Son’s and Daughter’s Day#SonsAndDaughtersDay
12International Youth Day#YouthDay
12National Julienne Fries Day#JulienneFriesDay
12National Middle Child Day#MiddleChildDay
12National Sewing Machine Day#SewingMachineDay
12National Vinyl Record Day#VinylRecordDay
12World Elephant Day#ElephantDay
13International Left-Handers Day#LeftHandersDay
13National Filet Mignon Day#NationalFiletMignonDay
13National Prosecco Day#NationalProseccoDay
14National Creamsicle Day#CreamsicleDay
14National Financial Awareness Day#FinancialAwarenessDay
14National Navajo Code Talkers Day#NavajoCodeTalkersDay
14National V-J Day#VJDay
15Assumption of Mary#AssumptionOfMary
15International Geocaching Day#GeocachingDay
15International Homeless Animals Day#HomelessAnimalsDay
15National Best Friends Day#BestFriendsDay
15National Leathercraft Day#NationalLeathercraftDay
15National Lemon Meringue Pie Day#LemonMeringuePieDay
15National Relaxation Day#NationalRelaxationDay
15Nicolas Chauvin Day#ChauvinDay
15World Honey Bee Day#WorldHoneyBeeDay
16National Airborne Day#NationalAirborneDay
16National Roller Coaster Day#RollerCoasterDay
16National Rum Day#NationalRumDay
16National Tell a Joke Day
17Baby Boomer's Recognition Day#BabyBoomersRecognitionDay
17Black Cat Appreciation Day#BlackCatAppreciationDay
17Cupcake Day (Australia)#RspcaCupcakeDay
17National Nonprofit Day#NationalNonprofitDay
17National Thrift Shop Day#NationalThriftShopDay
18Bad Poetry Day#BadPoetryDay
18Helium Discovery Day#HeliumDiscoveryDay
18National Fajita Day#NationalFajitaDay
18National Ice Cream Pie Day#IceCreamPieDay
18National Mail Order Catalog Day#MailOrderCatalogDay
18Serendipity Day#SerendipityDay
19International Bow Day#InternationalBowDay
19International Orangutan Day#OrangutanDay
19National Aviation Day#NationalAviationDay
19National Medical Dosimetrist Day#MedicalDosimetristDay
19National Potato Day#PotatoDay
19National Soft Ice Cream Day#NationalSoftIceCreamDay
19World Humanitarian Day#HumanitarianDay
19World Photo Day#WorldPhotoDay
20National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day#ChocolatePecanPieDay
20National Lemonade Day#LemonadeDay
20National Radio Day#NationalRadioDay
20World Mosquito Day#WorldMosquitoDay
21International Dalke Remembrance Day#DalekRemembranceDay
21National Brazilian Blowout Day#BrazilianBlowoutDay
21National Men's Grooming Day#MensGroomingDay
21National Senior Citizens Day#SeniorCitizensDay
21National Spumoni Day#NationalSpumoniDay
21Take Your Cat to the Vet Day#TakeYourCatToTheVetDay
22Be An Angel Day#BeAnAngelDay
22National Bao Day#NationalBaoDay
22National Pecan Torte Day#NationalPecanTorteDay
22National Tooth Fairy Day#NationalToothFairyDay
22Never Bean Better Day#NeverBeanBetterDay
22World Plant Milk Day#WorldPlantMilkDay
23Cheap Flight Day#CheapFlightDay
23International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade & its Abolition
23National Ride The Wind Day#RideTheWindDay
23National Sponge Cake Day#NationalSpongeCakeDay
23Valentino Day#ValentinoDay
24International Strange Music Day#StrangeMusicDay
24National Knife Day#KnifeDay
24National Peach Pie Day#NationalPeachPieDay
24National Waffle Day#NationalWaffleDay
24Pluto Demoted Day#PlutoDemotedDay
24Vesuvius Day#VesuviusDay
24William Wilberforce Day#WilliamWilberforceDay
25National Banana Split Day#NationalBananaSplitDay
25National Kiss and Make Up Day#KissAndMakeUpDay
25National Park Service Founders Day#NPSFoundersDay
25National Secondhand Wardrobe Day#SecondhandWardrobeDay
25National Whiskey Sour Day#NationalWhiskeySourDay
26National Cherry Popsicle Day#CherryPopsicleDay
26National Dog Day#NationalDogDay
26National Toilet Paper Day#ToiletPaperDay
26National WebMistress Day#nationalWEBMISTRESSday
26National Women’s Equality Day#WomensEqualityDay
27National Just Because Day#NationalJustBecauseDay
27National Pots De Creme Day#NationalPotsDeCremeDay
28Crackers Over The Keyboard Day#CrackersOverTheKeyboardDay
28Daffodil Day#DaffodilDay
28National Bow Tie Day#NationalBowTieDay
28National Cherry Turnovers Day#CherryTurnoverDay
28National Power Rangers Day#NationalPowerRangersDay
28National Red Wine Day#RedWineDay
28Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day#RainbowBridgeRemembranceDay
29Individual Rights Day#IndividualRightsDay
29International Day Against Nuclear Tests#DayAgainstNuclearTests
29More Herbs, Less Salt Day#MoreHerbsLessSaltDay
29National Chop Suey Day#NationalChopSueyDay
29National Lemon Juice Day#LemonJuiceDay
29Pony Express Day#PonyExpressDay
30Frankenstein Day#FrankensteinDay
30International Whale Shark Day#WhaleSharkDay
30National Beach Day#BeachDay
30National Grief Awareness Day#GriefAwarenessDay
30National Holistic Pet Day#HolisticPetDay
30National Toasted Marshmallow Day#ToastedMarshmallowDay
31Eat Outside Day#EatOutsideDay
31International Overdose Awareness Day#OverdoseAwarenessDay
31Love Litigating Lawyers Day#LoveLitigatingLawyersDay
31National Diatomaceous Earth Day#DiatomaceousEarthDay
31National Matchmaker Day#MatchmakerDay
31National Trail Mix Day#NationalTrailMixDay

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September 2021 Holidays 

The complete list of holidays, observances, and fun, weird, and special dates for September 2021 can be found here:

The access the list of holidays for every month in 2021, visit the 2021 Holidays index page.

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