In 2011 Jamshedi Noruz, the Zoroastrian New Year's Day in the Shenshai calendar, takes place on August 19th.
If you're lucky enough to be near a beach, today is the holiday for you. Create a masterpiece in honor of National Sandcastle and Sculpture Day.
To celebrate World Photography Day, capture and submit a special image of your world.
National Men's Grooming Day, sponsored by American Crew, is observed on the 3rd Friday in August. Some salons and barber shops offer special deals.
National Hug Your Boss Day is celebrated in the U.K. Organizers at TipTopJob.com say, "If you can hug your boss, you love your job!!!!"
The United Nations supports World Humanitarian Day on August 19th. The theme for 2011 is "People Helping People." U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon states: “Let those we honour today inspire us to start our own journey to make the world a better place and bring our human family more closely together.”
August 19th, the birth date of Orville Wright, is celebrated as National Aviation Day.
Afghanistan observes Independence Day on August 19th.
In honor of National Potato Day, enjoy the tasty, nutritious potato in some form other than french fry or potato chip.