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About August

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August was named in honor of Augustus Caesar. It has 31 days because Augustus wanted as many days as Julius Caesar's month of July had*. Previously names Sextilis in Latin, it was the sixth month of the Roman calendar.
*They took that extra day from February.

Birthstone: Peridot
Flower: Glaiolus

August is also related to the word "auger", a hole digging tool, because farmers dug for next season at this time every year.

Fascinating August lore here

"August, the eighth month of the current Gregorian calendar and the third month of Summer’s rule, derives its name from Augustus (Augustus Caesar). The traditional birthstone amulets of August are the peridot and the sardonyx; and the gladiolus and the poppy are the month’s traditional flowers.

August is shared by the astrological signs of Leo the Lion and Virgo the Virgin, and is sacred to the following Pagan deities: Ceres, the Corn Mother, Demeter, John Barleycorn, Lugh, and all goddesses who preside over agriculture. During the month of August, the Great Solar Wheel of the Year is turned to Lammas, one of the four Grand Sabbats celebrated each year by Wiccans and modern Witches throughout the world."
-Secrets of a Witch

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"The shortest measurable interval of time is the time between the moment I put a little extra aside for a sudden emergency and the arrival of that emergency."

August Events

National Back To School Month
National Psoriasis Awareness Month
National Investors Month
Admit You're Happy Month
Women's Small Business Month
National Sandwhich Month
National Catfish Month
Panini Month
Happiness Happens Month
Inventor’s Month.
August is the holiday month for many workers in Europe, as well as the US.

August Quotes

"Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?"
- William Shakespeare

"If the first week in August is unusually warm,
the coming Winter will be snowy and long."
- unknown

"August, the summer's last messenger of misery, is a hollow actor."
- Henry Rollins

"In August, the large masses of berries, which, when in flower, had attracted many wild bees, gradually assumed their bright velvety crimson hue, and by their weight again bent down and broke their tender limbs."
- Henry David Thoreau

"What dreadful hot weather we have!
It keeps me in a continual state of inelegance."
- Jane Austen

"If a cold August follows a hot July,
It foretells a Winter hard and dry."
- unknown

"Sunset Boulevard opened in August 1950, and it was pronounced the best movie ever made about Hollywood."
- Gloria Swanson

"I celebrate myself, and what I assume you shall assume, For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you. I loafe and invite my soul, I lean and loafe at my ease ... observing a spear of summer grass."
- Walt Whitman

"Whilst August yet wears her golden crown,
Ripening fields lush- bright with promise;
Summer waxes long, then wanes, quietly passing
Her fading green glory on to riotous Autumn."
- Michelle L. Thieme

"For every fog in August there will be a snowfall."
- unknown

"Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat."
- Ann Landers

"The Queen of Hearts, she made some tarts, all on a summer day:
The Knave of Hearts, he stole those tarts, and took them quite away!"
- Lewis Carroll

"For every fog in August,
There will be a snowfall in Winter."
- unknown

"There's a time each year that we always hold dear,
Good old summer time;
With the birds and the trees'es and sweet scented breezes,
Good old summer time,
When you day's work is over, then you are in clover,
And life is one beautiful rhyme,
No trouble annoying, each one is enjoying,
The good old summer time."
- In the Good Old Summertime, Lyrics by Ron Shields

 

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