Offbeat Holidays You Can Celebrate in August

Plenty of reasons to party this month.
  1. AUGUST 1: GIRLFRIEND’S/GIRLFRIENDS DAY
    Some say this is a day for one's female significant other, while some call it a day for women to celebrate their female friendships. Either way, celebrate the ladies in your life on August 1.
  2. AUGUST 1: RESPECT FOR PARENTS DAY
    We have a feeling an unappreciated parent came up with this one.
  3. AUGUST 6: NATIONAL MUSTARD DAY
    Any excuse to eat a hot dog—or three.
  4. AUGUST 8: SNEAK SOME ZUCCHINI ONTO YOUR NEIGHBOR'S PORCH DAY/NIGHT
    Not a euphemism!
  5. AUGUST 10: NATIONAL S’MORES DAY
    No need to wait until the middle of August to get this party started. The holiday just means you should have extra.
  6. AUGUST 13: MIDDLE CHILDREN’S DAY
  7. AUGUST 15: NATIONAL RELAXATION DAY
    Preferably celebrated in a hammock, on a beach, or with a pooped pup.
  8. AUGUST 16: JOE MILLER’S JOKE DAY
    Joe Miller was an 18th century English actor whose reputation for being serious was so well known, we now hold an offbeat joke-telling holiday in his honor.
  9. AUGUST 16: NATIONAL ROLLER COASTER DAY
    The amusement first took root in the U.S. as a means of distracting people from unsavory entertainments. More than 130 years later, it's still going strong.
  10. AUGUST 18: BAD POETRY DAY
  11. AUGUST 20: INTERNATIONAL GEOCACHING DAY
  12. AUGUST 22: DOROTHY PARKER'S BIRTHDAY
    Her epitaph reads: “Excuse my dust.”
  13. AUGUST 26: NATIONAL DOG DAY
    Every day, really.