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  • India Pale Ale Day - IPA Day (Aug 4, 2022 - 1st Thurs in Aug) Beer enthusiasts, breweries and bars around the world celebrate IPA Day, a toast to one of craft beer’s most iconic styles: the India Pale Ale.
     
  • International Beer Day (August 5, 2022 - 1st Fri)
    (Beer Trivia and Facts)
     
  • Jamaican Patty Day (Aug 6, 2022 - 1st Sat)   [Golden Crust Bakery]
     
  • Mead Day (Aug 6, 2022) Mead, perhaps the oldest fermented beverage, is made by combining honey, water, and yeast, and is often referred to as honey wine [American Homebrewers Assn].
     
  • [National Honey Bee Day] (August 20, 2022)
    (U.S. Dept of Agriculture Proclamation) A day to honor the insect responsible for more than 1/3 of the food we eat. (Honey Bee Trivia & Facts)
    (Honey Quotes)
     
  • [National Mustard Day & Festival] (Aug 6, 2022 - 1st Sat)  (Mustard Trivia  ---  Mustard Recipes)
    (Mustard Quotes)
     
  • New England Apple Day (August 31, 2022 - Wed. before Labor Day - can be Aug or Sept)
    [N.E. Apple Assoc
      (Apple Trivia  ---  Apple Quotes)
     
  • World Kitchen Garden Day (Aug 28, 2022 - 4th Sun in Aug) An opportunity for people around the world to gather in their gardens with friends, family, and members of their local community to celebrate the multiple pleasures and benefits of home-grown, hand-made foods.
     
  • Armenia: Grape Blessing Day (Aug 14, 2022 - Sunday closest to Aug 15).
     
  • Australia (NT): [Picnic Day] (Aug 1, 2022 1st Mon)
     
  • Australia: [Cupcake Day for the RSPCA]
    (2022 - This year, your Cupcake Day can be any time in August, so pick a day that suits you!)
     
  • Spain: ['La Tomatina' Tomato Fight]  (Aug 31, 2022 - last Wed)  Bunol, Valencia, Spain. 30,000 people throw 240,000 pounds of tomatoes at each other.
     
  • Sweden: Kräftskiva, Traditional Swedish Crayfish Parties (various dates)
     
  • Sweden: Surströmingspremiären, Sour Herring Premiere (Aug 18, 2022 - 3rd Thursday) By ordinance, the year's supply of sour herring may begin to be sold.
     
  • Turkmenistan: Melon Day (Aug 14, 2022 -2nd Sun)
     
  • More than 800 Food Festivals, including Apple, BBQ & Rib; Blueberry, Corn, Mint, Peach, Watermelon, Zucchini, Lobster, Oyster & Wine Festivals

WEEKS (with variable dates)

  • Air Conditioning Appreciation Week (3rd week in Aug)
     
  • [National Farmers Market Week] (Aug 7-13, 2022 1st full week in August) USDA
     
  • UK: [Afternoon Tea Week] (Aug 8-14, 2022)  A celebration of the great British tradition of Afternoon Tea.
     
  • [World Water Week] (Aug 23-Sept 1, 2022 - annual Aug or Sept) World Water Week is organised by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and takes place in Stockholm, Sweden. It has been the annual focal point for the globe’s water issues since 1991.
     
  • OLD - National Apple Week (Since 1996, now National Apple Month in October)
     
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