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August Observance Calendar Roundup

Jul 23, 2021

What days should you keep in mind for your government social media content calendar? Here’s a helpful roundup of some of the observed days happening in August you might want to build content for — or be mindful of — for your government social media accounts.

Please keep in mind that this may not be a full list, and we encourage you to check other sources like List of National Days or National Today, with your state/county for any area-specific days or with your peers in our GSM Facebook Community Group or GSM network.

Observed in the month of August

  • American Artists Appreciation Month
  • Back to School Month
  • Black Business Month
  • National Immunization Awareness Month
  • Family Fun Month
  • MedicAlert Awareness Month
  • Motorsports Awareness Month
  • National Water Quality Month

Weeks observed in August

  • International Assistance Dog Week: August 1-7

Days observed in August

  • DOGust 1st: Universal Birthday for Shelter Dogs: August 1
  • National Watermelon Day: August 3
  • National Coast Guard Day: August 4
  • Cycle to Work Day: August 6
  • Purple Heart Day: August 7
  • National S’mores Day: August 10
  • International Left-Handers Day: August 13
  • National Relaxation Day: August 15
  • National Aviation Day: August 19
  • World Photo Day: August 19
  • International Homeless Animals Day: August 21
  • National Senior Citizens Day: August 21
  • National Women’s Equality Day: August 26
  • National Grief Awareness Day: August 30

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