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  • [Farmerworker Appreciation Day] (Aug 9, 2020)
    CANCELLED FOR 2020.
     
  • India Pale Ale Day - IPA Day (Aug 6, 2020 - 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 (Sept 20, 2020 - Sat before Labor Day - can be in August or September)
    (Bacon Trivia & Facts)
     
  • International Beer Day (August 7, 2020 - 1st Fri)
    (Beer Trivia and Facts)
     
  • Jamaican Patty Day (Aug 1, 2020 - 1st Sat)   [Golden Crust Bakery]
     
  • Mead Day (Aug 1, 2020) 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 15, 2020)
      [U.S. Dept of Agriculture Proclamation]
     
  • [National Mustard Day & Festival] (Aug 1, 2020 - 1st Sat) A VIRTUAL EVENT FOR 2020
    (Mustard Trivia & Facts  ---  Mustard Recipes)
     
  • New England Apple Day (Sept 2, 2020 - Wed. before Labor Day - can be Aug or Sept)
    [N.E. Apple Assoc]
     
  • World Kitchen Garden Day (Aug 23, 2020 - 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 16, 2020 - Sunday closest to Aug 15).
     
  • Australia (NT): [Picnic Day] (Aug 3, 2020 1st Mon)
     
  • Australia: [Cupcake Day for the RSPCA] (Moved to October 26, 2020)
     
  • Spain: ['La Tomatina' Tomato Fight]  (Aug 26, 2020 - last Wed)  Bunol, Valencia, Spain. 30,000 people throw 240,000 pounds of tomatoes at each other. CANCELLED FOR 2020
     
  • Sweden: Kräftskiva, Traditional Swedish Crayfish Parties (various dates)
     
  • Sweden: Surströmingspremiären, Sour Herring Premiere (Aug 20, 2020 - 3rd Thursday) By ordinance, the year's supply of sour herring may begin to be sold.
     
  • Turkmenistan: Melon Day (Aug 9, 2020 - 2nd Sun)
     
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WEEKS (with variable dates)

  • Air Conditioning Appreciation Week ?
     
  • Alex's Lemonade Days (August 1-9, 2020) [Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation] (Lemonade Recipes)
     
  • [National Farmers Market Week] (Aug 2-8, 2020 1st full week in August) USDA
     
  • [World Water Week] (Aug 24-28, 2020 - annual Aug/Sept) A VIRTUAL EVENT FOR 2020.  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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