Monday, August 1, 2011

August 2011 month-long celebrations

August brings the final hurrah of summer for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere. Take time to start a new tradition, inspired by an offbeat holiday or worthy cause from this list of August celebrations. Events are listed alphabetically, with descriptive words such as "National" and "World" omitted.

Admit You're Happy Month
Air Travel Month
Almost Too Late to Get a Tan Month
American Adventures Month
American Artist Appreciation Month
American Indian Heritage Month
Audio Book Appreciation Month
Back to School Safety Month

Black Business Month
Breastfeeding Month
Brownie Month
Brownies at Brunch Month
Buwan ng Wika (Language Month)
Cataract Awareness Month
Catfish Month
CDC Fruit of the Month - Edible Cactus
CDC Vegetable of the Month - Celery and Fennel
Child Support Enforcement Month
Children's Eye Health and Safety Month
Children's Vision and Learning Month
Coffee Month
Eat Dessert First Month 
Eye Exam Month
Family Fun Month 
Foot Health Month
Get Ready for Kindergarten Month
Goat Cheese Month
Golf Month
Happiness Happens Month
Immunization Awareness Month
Inventors' Month
Maine Lobster Month
Medic-Alert Awareness Month
Motorsports Awareness Month
Napping Month
Neurosurgery Outreach Month
Panini Month
Parks Month
Peach Month
Pedestrian Safety Month
Pennsylvania Produce Month
Picnic Month
Professional Speakers Month
Psoriasis Awareness Month

Ramadan - July 31st to August 30th
Romance Awareness Month
Sandwich Month
Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month
Tour de USA - July 30th to September 15th
Truancy Prevention Month
Water Quality Month
What Will Be Your Legacy Month
Win with Civility Month

If you know of other month-long celebrations that should be included in this list, please provide info in the Comments section below. Happy August!

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