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August 2021 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 2021.

The list includes more than 235 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 2021 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 235+ 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 2021 Public Holidays

This list contains public holidays and special observances in the United States, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
DateHolidayHashtagWhere Observed
August 2British Columbia Day #BCDayBritish Columbia
August 2Heritage DayAlberta, Canada
August 2New South Wales Bank Holiday#NewSouthWalesBankHolidayParts of Australia
August 2Picnic Day#PicnicDayParts of Australia
August 2Summer Bank Holiday#BankHoliday Scotland
August 2 Civic/Provincial Day#CivicHolidayParts of Canada
August 3Civic/Provincial Day#CivicHolidayCanada
August 4Regatta Day#RegattaDayParts of Canada
August 11Ekka (Royal National Agricultural Show Day) #EkkaQueensland, Australia
August 20Gold Cup Parade #GoldCupParadeParts of Canada
August 30Summer Bank Holiday#BankHoliday England, Wales, Northern Ireland

August 2021 Religious Holidays

DateHolidayHashtagReligion
August 10Muharram/Islamic New Year#IslamicNewYearMuslim
August 15Assumption of Mary#AssumptionofMaryChristian

August 2021 Monthly Observances

Holiday
American Adventures Month
American Artists Appreciation Month
Arrr-gust: International Pirate Month
Black Business Month
Boomers Making A Difference Month
Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month
Get ready for Kindergarten Month
Happiness Happens Month
MedicAlert Awareness Month
Motorsports Awareness Month
National Back to School Month
National Breastfeeding Month
National Catfish Month
National Child Support Awareness Month
National Crayon Collection Month
National Eye Exam Month
National Family Fun 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 SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy) 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 2021 Weekly Observances

DateHoliday
August 1 - 7International Assistance Dog Week
August 1 - 7International Clown Week
August 1 - 7Intimate Apparel Market Week
August 1 - 7National Farmers Market Week
August 1 - 7National Minority Donor Awareness Week
August 1 - 7Single Working Women's Week
August 1 - 7Stop on Red Week
August 1 - 7World Breastfeeding Week
August 2 - 8National Bargain Hunting Week
August 6 - 15Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
August 8 - 14National Health Center Week
August 8 - 14National Resurrect Romance Week
August 11 - 17Elvis Week
August 15 - 21National Aviation Week
August 23 - 27National Composites Week
August 23 - 27World Water Week
August 25 - 31Be Kind To Humankind Week
August 28 - 29International Bat Night

August 2021 Daily Observances

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

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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:  AngieGensler.com/September-Holidays

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

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