255+ August Holidays in 2023 | Fun, Weird, and Special Dates

Are you looking for August holidays or special dates to celebrate on social media?

Are you a small business owner or marketer?

Marketing your business on social media just got a lot easier with this complete list of August holidays and observances with special dates to promote.

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Get ready for a fun-filled August with this comprehensive list of holidays and special observances!

From more popular holidays like Friendship Day to National Relaxation Day to more obscure celebrations like National Tooth Fairy Day and National Root Beer Float Day, there’s always a fun holiday to celebrate on social media.

So start planning your social media posts and promotions now – your audience and customers will thank you for it!

From August 1-31, there are over 255 holidays and special observances to choose from!

Here are a few of the biggest and most fun holidays in August.

– National Wellness Month

– International Beer Day

– Sister’s Day

– Friendship Day

– National Relaxation Day

– National Dog Day

– International Youth Day

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So whether you’re looking for traditional holidays to promote your business or just some fun and unique days to celebrate, this list has you covered.

Check out the full list of 2023 holidays in August below.

Mark your calendars and get ready to explore fun, weird, and special dates in August 2023. Happy August!

Why August Holidays Make Great Social Media Posts

Back in my corporate marketing days, when I managed the social media channels for a $150 million business, I rejoiced when a holiday came around.

Holiday posts were easy to create, and they always received more “likes” than any other post.

Not many people will engage with a post about a company news release or an industry article, but many who see a post wishing everyone a Happy Relaxation Day will give it a “like.”

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Including holidays in your social media content is an easy way to increase engagement and reach. People are already talking about the holiday, so you need to join the conversation.

You can use holiday-related hashtags, post photos celebrating the holiday, run contests, or offer discounts or special promotions related to the holiday.

Not sure how to get started? Here are some ideas:

  • Share recipes for favorite dishes served on the holiday
  • Give tips on how to decorate for the holiday
  • Offer advice on entertaining during the holiday season
  • Share photos of employees or customers celebrating the holiday
  • Run a contest related to the holiday
  • Offer a discount on products or services related to the holiday

With this list of August holidays, you will be able to easily come up with social media content ideas for August that will resonate with your audience and help you increase engagement and reach on your social channels.

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For a business owner or marketer, holiday posts not only increase your social media engagement but they’re also easy posts to create that fill your followers with positive emotions.

When sharing a holiday post, always include an image or video with your status update, no matter what platform you’re using. 

That’s because posts with an image get 2.3 times more engagement than posts without an image. (source)

Including an image with your post is the easiest way to DOUBLE engagement and it’s why the Social Media Content Club, our industry-leading social media software, is FULL of eye-catching images.

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Also, tack on a holiday-themed hashtag to make it easy for people to find your content, and use location tagging if you have a physical storefront.

For more tips on how to increase your social media engagement, read: 5 Ways to Increase Social Media Engagement. 

Holiday Hashtags for Social Media

When celebrating holidays on social media, it’s important to include the relevant hashtag(s) for that holiday in your post.

Hashtags will increase the reach of your post, exposing your business to a larger audience.

To learn why and how to use hashtags on social media, read: 210 Daily Hashtags for Social Media.

Hashtags are such an essential piece to your success on social media that I’ve done the research for you.

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Most of the holidays listed below include a hashtag for social media. 

However, for best results, you’ll want to use 3 – 5 hashtags relevant to that holiday in your post. 

If you’re pressed for time, the Social Media Content Club does the hashtag research for you and provides 3 popular and relevant hashtags for all major holidays. 

Now that you know those helpful tips, let’s jump into the list of Holidays.

List of August National Holidays in 2023

In an effort to simplify this massive list of holidays, I’ve divided the days into five categories – public holidays, religious holidays, monthly observances, weekly observances, and daily observances.

Scroll down to view all 255+ holidays or use the following links to skip ahead to a specific category.

August Public Holidays in 2023

This list contains public holidays and special observances in the United States, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

DateHolidayHashtagWhere Observed
August 2Regatta Day#RegattaDayParts of Canada
August 7British Columbia Day#BCDayBritish Columbia
August 7Civic/Provincial Day#CivicHolidayCanada
August 7Heritage DayAlberta, Canada
August 7New South Wales Bank Holiday#NewSouthWalesBankHolidayParts of Australia
August 7Picnic Day#PicnicDayParts of Australia
August 7Summer Bank Holiday#BankHolidayScotland
August 16Ekka (Royal National Agricultural Show Day)#EkkaQueensland, Australia
August 18Gold Cup Parade#GoldCupParadeParts of Canada
August 28Summer Bank Holiday#BankHolidayEngland, Wales, Northern Ireland

August Religious Holidays in 2023

August 15Assumption of Mary#AssumptionofMaryChristian

August Monthly Holidays in 2023

American Adventures Month
American Artists Appreciation Month
Arrr-gust: International Pirate Month
Black Business Month
Boomers Making A Difference Month
Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month
Get ready for Kindergarten Month
Happiness Happens Month
MedicAlert Awareness Month
Motorsports Awareness Month
National Back to School Month
National Breastfeeding Month
National Catfish Month
National Child Support Awareness Month
National Crayon Collection Month
National Dog Month
National Eye Exam Month
National Family Fun Month
National Goat Cheese Month
National Golf Month
National Hair Loss Awareness Month
National Immunization Awareness Month
National Panini Month
National Peach Month
National Sandwich Month
National SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy) Awareness Month
National Traffic Awareness Month
National Truancy Prevention Month
National Water Quality Month
National Wellness Month
National Win With Civility Month
Neurosurgery Awareness Month
Psoriasis Awareness Month
Romance Awareness Month
What Will Be Your Legacy Month
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August Weekly Holidays in 2023

August 7 – 13National Bargain Hunting Week
August 1 – 7National Minority Donor Awareness Week
August 1 – 7International Clown Week
July 31 – August 6Single Working Women’s Week
August 1 – 7World Breastfeeding Week
August 7 – 13National Simplify your Life Week
August 4 – 13Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
August 6 – 12Exercise with Your Child Week
August 6 – 12International Assistance Dog Week
August 6 – 12National Farmers Market Week
August 6 – 12Stop on Red Week
August 13 – 19National Health Center Week
August 13 – 19National Hobo Week
August 13 – 19National Resurrect Romance Week
August 13 – 19National Smile Week
August 13 – 19Elvis Week
August 13 – 19National Aviation Week
August 21 – 25National Composites Week
August 23-29Health Unit Coordinators Week
August 25 – 31Be Kind To Humankind Week
August 26 – 27International Bat Night
August 20 – 24World Water Week
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August Daily Holidays in 2023

August 1Lammas Day#LammasDay
August 1National Disc Golf Day#DiscGolfDay
August 1National Girlfriends Day#NationalGirlfriendsDay
August 1National Minority Donor Awareness Day#MinorityDonorAwarenessDay
August 1National Night Out#NightOut
August 1National Raspberry Cream Pie Day#RaspberryCreamPieDay
August 1Respect for Parents Day#RespectForParentsDay
August 1Rounds Resounding Day#RoundsResoundingDay
August 1Sandcastle and Sculpture Day#SandcastleAndSculptureDay
August 1Scout Scarf Day#ScoutScarfDay
August 1Spider-Man Day#SpiderManDay
August 1World Wide Web Day#WorldWideWebDay
August 2National Coloring Book Day#NationalColoringBookDay
August 2National Ice Cream Sandwich Day#IceCreamSandwichDay
August 3National Grab Some Nuts Day#NationalGrabSomeNutsDay
August 3National Watermelon Day#NationalWatermelonDay
August 4Assistance Dog Day#AssistanceDogDay
August 4Braham Pie Day#BrahamPieDay
August 4International Beer Day#BeerDay
August 4National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day#ChocolateChipCookieDay
August 4National Coast Guard Birthday Day#NationalCoastGuardDay
August 4National White Wine Day#nationalwhitewineday
August 4Single Working Women’s Day#SingleWorkingWomensDay
August 5International Traffic Light Day#InternationalTrafficLightDay
August 5Mead Day#MeadDay
August 5National Jamaican Patty Day#JamaicanPattyDay
August 5National Mustard Day#MustardDay
August 5National Oyster Day#NationalOysterDay
August 5National Underwear Day#NationalUnderwearDay
August 5National Work Like A Dog Day#NationalWorkLikeADogDay
August 6American Family Day#AmericanFamilyDay
August 6Friendship Day#FriendshipDay
August 6Hiroshima Day#HiroshimaDay
August 6National Doll Day#NationalDollDay
August 6National Fresh Breath Day#NationalFreshBreathDay
August 6National Root Beer Float Day#RootBeerFloatDay
August 6National Wiggle Your Toes Day#WiggleYourToesDay
August 6Psychic Day#PsychicDay
August 6Sister’s Day#SistersDay
August 7National Beach Party Day#NationalBeachPartyDay
August 7National Lighthouse Day#NationalLighthouseDay
August 7National Raspberries N’ Cream Day#RaspberriesNCreamDay
August 7Professional Speakers Day#ProfessionalSpeakersDay
August 7Purple Heart Day#PurpleHeartDay
August 8International Cat Day#CatDay
August 8International Infinity Day#infinity
August 8National CBD Day#CbdDay
August 8National Dollar Day#NationalDollarDay
August 8National Frozen Custard Day#FrozenCustardDay
August 8National Zucchini Day#ZucchiniDay
August 8Odie Day#OdieDay
August 8Scottish Wildcat Day#ScottishWildcatDay
August 8The Date to Create#TheDateToCreate
August 9International Day of The World’s Indigenous People#DayOfTheWorldsIndigenousPeople
August 9National Book Lovers Day#NationalBookLoversDay
August 9National Rice Pudding Day#NationalRicePuddingDay
August 9National Veep Day#NationalVeepDay
August 9National Women’s Day#nationalwomensday
August 10National Duran Duran Appreciation Day#DuranDuranAppreciationDay
August 10National Lazy Day#NationalLazyDay
August 10National S’mores Day#NationalSmoresDay
August 10National Shapewear Day#NationalShapewearDay
August 10National Spoil Your Dog Day#SpoilYourDogDay
August 10World Lion Day#WorldLionDay
August 11Ingersoll Day#IngersollDay
August 11National Presidential Joke Day#PresidentialJokeDay
August 11National Raspberry Bombe Day#RaspberryBombeDay
August 11National Son and Daughter Day#SonsAndDaughtersDay
August 12International Youth Day#YouthDay
August 12National Model Aviation Day#NationalModelAviationDay
August 12National Bowling Day#BowlingDay
August 12National Garage Sale Day#GarageSaleDay
August 12National Julienne Fries Day#JulienneFriesDay
August 12National Middle Child Day#MiddleChildDay
August 12National Sewing Machine Day#SewingMachineDay
August 12National Vinyl Record Day#VinylRecordDay
August 12World Elephant Day#ElephantDay
August 13International Left-Handers Day#LeftHandersDay
August 13National Filet Mignon Day#NationalFiletMignonDay
August 13National Prosecco Day#NationalProseccoDay
August 13The Spirit of ’45 Day#SpiritOf45Day
August 14National Creamsicle Day#CreamsicleDay
August 14National Financial Awareness Day#FinancialAwarenessDay
August 14National Navajo Code Talkers Day#NavajoCodeTalkersDay
August 14National V-J Day#VJDay
August 14Victory Day in Rhode Island#VictoryDay
August 14World Lizard Day#WorldLizardDay
August 15Assumption of Mary#AssumptionOfMary
August 15Chant at the Moon Day#talkingtothemoon
August 15National Leathercraft Day#NationalLeathercraftDay
August 15National Lemon Meringue Pie Day#LemonMeringuePieDay
August 15National Relaxation Day#NationalRelaxationDay
August 15Nicolas Chauvin Day#ChauvinDay
August 16National Airborne Day#NationalAirborneDay
August 16National Medical Dosimetrist Day#MedicalDosimetristDay
August 16National Roller Coaster Day#RollerCoasterDay
August 16National Rum Day#NationalRumDay
August 16National Tell a Joke Day#TellAJokeDay
August 17Baby Boomers Recognition Day#BabyBoomersRecognitionDay
August 17National Black Cat Appreciation Day#BlackCatAppreciationDay
August 17National Nonprofit Day#NationalNonprofitDay
August 17National Thrift Shop Day#NationalThriftShopDay
August 17National Vanilla Custard Day#NationalVanillaCustardDay
August 18Bad Poetry Day#BadPoetryDay
August 18Helium Discovery Day#HeliumDiscoveryDay
August 18National Couple’s Day#NationalCouplesDay
August 18National Fajita Day#NationalFajitaDay
August 18National Ice Cream Pie Day#IceCreamPieDay
August 18National Mail Order Catalog Day#MailOrderCatalogDay
August 18National Men’s Grooming Day#MensGroomingDay
August 18Serendipity Day#SerendipityDay
August 19International Bow Day#InternationalBowDay
August 19International Geocaching Day#GeocachingDay
August 19International Homeless Animals Day#HomelessAnimalsDay
August 19International Orangutan Day#OrangutanDay
August 19National Aviation Day#NationalAviationDay
August 19National Potato Day#PotatoDay
August 19National Soft Ice Cream Day#NationalSoftIceCreamDay
August 19World Honey Bee Day#WorldHoneyBeeDay
August 19World Humanitarian Day#HumanitarianDay
August 19World Photo Day#WorldPhotoDay
August 20National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day#ChocolatePecanPieDay
August 20National Lemonade Day#LemonadeDay
August 20National Radio Day#NationalRadioDay
August 20World Mosquito Day#WorldMosquitoDay
August 21Cupcake Day (Australia)#RspcaCupcakeDay
August 21International Dalek Remembrance Day#DalekRemembranceDay
August 21National Brazilian Blowout Day#BrazilianBlowoutDay
August 21National Senior Citizens Day#SeniorCitizensDay
August 21National Spumoni Day#NationalSpumoniDay
August 21Take Your Cat to the Vet Day#TakeYourCatToTheVetDay
August 22Be An Angel Day#BeAnAngelDay
August 22National Bao Day#NationalBaoDay
August 22National Pecan Torte Day#NationalPecanTorteDay
August 22National Tooth Fairy Day#NationalToothFairyDay
August 22Never Bean Better Day#NeverBeanBetterDay
August 22World Plant Milk Day#WorldPlantMilkDay
August 23Cheap Flight Day#CheapFlightDay
August 23International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade & its Abolition
August 23National Ride The Wind Day#RideTheWindDay
August 23National Sponge Cake Day#NationalSpongeCakeDay
August 23Valentino Day#ValentinoDay
August 24International Strange Music Day#StrangeMusicDay
August 24National Knife Day#KnifeDay
August 24National Peach Pie Day#NationalPeachPieDay
August 24National Waffle Day#NationalWaffleDay
August 24Pluto Demoted Day#PlutoDemotedDay
August 24Vesuvius Day#VesuviusDay
August 24William Wilberforce Day#WilliamWilberforceDay
August 25National Banana Split Day#NationalBananaSplitDay
August 25National Kiss and Make Up Day#KissAndMakeUpDay
August 25National Park Service Founders Day#NPSFoundersDay
August 25National Second-hand Wardrobe Day#SecondhandWardrobeDay
August 25National Whiskey Sour Day#NationalWhiskeySourDay
August 26National Cherry Popsicle Day#CherryPopsicleDay
August 26National Dog Day#NationalDogDay
August 26National Toilet Paper Day#ToiletPaperDay
August 26National WebMistress Day#nationalWEBMISTRESSday
August 26National Women’s Equality Day#WomensEqualityDay
August 27National Just Because Day#NationalJustBecauseDay
August 27National Pots De Creme Day#NationalPotsDeCremeDay
August 28Crackers Over The Keyboard Day#CrackersOverTheKeyboardDay
August 28Daffodil Day#DaffodilDay
August 28National Bow Tie Day#NationalBowTieDay
August 28National Cherry Turnovers Day#CherryTurnoverDay
August 28National Power Rangers Day#NationalPowerRangersDay
August 28National Red Wine Day#RedWineDay
August 28Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day#RainbowBridgeRemembranceDay
August 29Individual Rights Day#IndividualRightsDay
August 29International Day Against Nuclear Tests#DayAgainstNuclearTests
August 29More Herbs, Less Salt Day#MoreHerbsLessSaltDay
August 29National Chop Suey Day#NationalChopSueyDay
August 29National Lemon Juice Day#LemonJuiceDay
August 30Frankenstein Day#FrankensteinDay
August 30International Whale Shark Day#WhaleSharkDay
August 30National Beach Day#BeachDay
August 30National Grief Awareness Day#GriefAwarenessDay
August 30National Holistic Pet Day#HolisticPetDay
August 30National Toasted Marshmallow Day#ToastedMarshmallowDay
August 31International Overdose Awareness Day#OverdoseAwarenessDay
August 31Love Litigating Lawyers Day#LoveLitigatingLawyersDay
August 31National Diatomaceous Earth Day#DiatomaceousEarthDay
August 31National Eat Outside Day#EatOutsideDay
August 31National Matchmaker Day#MatchmakerDay
August 31National Trail Mix Day#NationalTrailMixDay
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September 2023 Holidays 

The complete list of holidays, observances, and fun, weird, and special dates for September 2023 can be found here: AngieGensler.com/September-Holidays

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To access the list of holidays for every month in 2023 and beyond, visit the Holidays index page.


The month of August is packed with holidays and local observances that can be used as social media content.

From Friendship Day to International Beer Day, there are plenty of holidays and ideas to help you get your social media posts seen by more people.

And don’t forget about using monthlyweekly, and daily observances to keep your social media calendar full!

We hope this post has been a useful resource, giving you some great content ideas! If you found value in it, please share it with your network – it would mean so much to us. Thank you!


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