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AUGUST IS:

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DAYS

  • [Can-It-Forward Day] (Aug 5, 2017 - no new updates) Celebrate and share the joys of canning.
     
  • [Farmerworker Appreciation Day] (Aug 11, 2019)
     
  • India Pale Ale Day - IPA Day (Aug 1, 2019 - 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 Bacon Day (Aug 31, 2019 - Sat before Labor Day - can be in August or September)
     
  • International Beer Day (August 2, 2019 - 1st Fri)
    (Beer Trivia and Facts)
     
  • Mead Day (Aug 3, 2019) 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 17, 2019)
      [U.S. Dept of Agriculture Proclamation]
     
  • [National Mustard Day & Festival] (Aug 3, 2019 - 1st Sat)
    (Mustard Trivia & Facts  ---  Mustard Recipes)
     
  • National White Wine Day (Aug 4, 2019) ?
     
  • New England Apple Day (Aug 28, 2019 - Wed. before Labor Day) [N.E. Apple Assoc]
     
  • World Kitchen Garden Day (Aug 25, 2019 - 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.
     
  • Grape Blessing Day (Armenia) Aug 18, 2019 - Sunday closest to Aug 15.
     
  • Australia (NT): [Picnic Day] (Aug 5, 2019 1st Mon)
     
  • Australia: [Cupcake Day for the RSPCA] (Aug 19, 2019)
     
  • Spain: ['La Tomatina' Tomato Fight]  (Aug 28, 2019 - 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 15, 2019 - 3rd Thursday) By ordinance, the year's supply of sour herring may begin to be sold.
     
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WEEKS (with variable dates)

  • Air Conditioning Appreciation Week ?
     
  • [National Farmers Market Week] (Aug 4-10, 2019 1st full week in August) USDA
     
  • [World Water Week] (Aug 25-30, 2019 - annual Aug/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.
     
  • [Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight] (Aug 31-Sept 15, 2019)  A nationwide event which supports and promotes Scotland’s produce, and the people who grow, make, cook and sell it.
     
  • OLD - National Apple Week (Since 1996, now National Apple Month in October)
     
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