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CELEBRATE AUGUST

//HEALTH//
Water Quality Month, Admit You’re Happy Month, National Eye Exam Month, Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month, National Breastfeeding Month, National Immunization Awareness Month, Psoriasis Awareness Month, Gastroparesis Awareness Month

//FOOD//
Peach Month, National Picnic Month

//FUN//
Family Fun Month, National Golf Month, Romance Awareness Month

WEEKLY HASHTAGS

//Monday//
#ManCrushMonday or #MCM, #MondayBlues, #MotivationMonday, #MarketingMonday, #MeatlessMonday

//Tuesday//
#TransformationTuesday or #TT, #TravelTuesday, #TongueOutTuesday, #Tunesday

//Wednesday//
#WomanCrushWednesday or #WCW, #WayBackWednesday or #WBW, #WineWednesday, #WellnessWednesday, #HumpDay, #WisdomWednesday

//Thursday//
#TBT or #ThrowbackThursday, #Thursdate, #ThoughtfulThursday, #ThirstyThursday, #ThankfulThursday

//Friday//
#FollowFriday or #FF, #FlashbackFriday or #FBF, #FridayFeeling, #FriYay, #FridayReads

//Saturday//
#Caturday, #SexySaturday

//Sunday//
#SundayFunday, #SelfieSunday, #Sinday

TUESDAY, AUGUST 1

//HOLIDAYS//
National Girlfriends Day, National Mountain Climbing Day, National Raspberry Cream Pie Day

//FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS//
Jason Momoa, Sam Mendes

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2

//HOLIDAYS//
National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

//FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS//
Mary Louise Parker, Peter O’Toole, Wes Craven, Kevin Smith

THURSDAY, AUGUST 3

//HOLIDAYS//
National Watermelon Day 

//FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS//
Martin Sheen, Martha Stewart, Tony Bennett, Tom Brady

FRIDAY, AUGUST 4

//HOLIDAYS//
National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, U.S. Coast Guard Day

//FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS//
Billy Bob Thornton, Greta Gerwig

//SPORTS//
IAAF World Championship (Usain Bolt’s last run)

//MOVIE PREMIERES//
The Dark Tower, Kidnap, Detroit

SATURDAY, AUGUST 5

//HOLIDAYS//
National Mustard Day first Saturday, National Underwear Day, Work Like a Dog Day

//FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS//
Jonathan Silverman

SUNDAY, AUGUST 6

//HOLIDAYS//
Friendship Day, Sisters Day, Wiggle Your Toes Day, International Forgiveness Day

//FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS//
Vera Farmiga, M. Night Shyamalan

MONDAY, AUGUST 7

//HOLIDAYS//
National Lighthouse Day

//FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS//
Charlize Theron, David Duchovny, Abbie Cornish

TUESDAY, AUGUST 8

//HOLIDAYS//
Sneak Some Zucchini onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day

//FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS//
Dustin Hoffman

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9 

//HOLIDAYS//
Book Lover’s Day

//FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS//
Anna Kendrick, Gillian Anderson, Eric Bana, Sam Elliot, Melanie Griffith, Audrey Tautou

THURSDAY, AUGUST 10

//HOLIDAYS//
Lazy Day, National S’mores Day

//FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS//
Antonio Banderas, Justin Theroux

//SPORTS//
PGA Championship starts (Golf)

//TV//
SNL Weekend Update premiere (9 PM EST, NBC)

FRIDAY, AUGUST 11

//HOLIDAYS//
Presidential Joke Day, Son and Daughter Day

//FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS//
Chris Hemsworth, Viola Davis, Anna Gunn

//MOVIE PREMIERES//
Annabelle: Creation, The Glass Castle, Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature

SATURDAY, AUGUST 12

//HOLIDAYS//
Middle Child’s Day

//FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS//
Casey Affleck, Peter Krause

SUNDAY, AUGUST 13

//HOLIDAYS//
Left Hander’s Day 

//FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS//
Sebastian Stan

MONDAY, AUGUST 14

//HOLIDAYS//
National Creamsicle Day

//FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS//
Mila Kunis, Halle Berry, Steve Martin, Marcia Gay Harden

TUESDAY, AUGUST 15

//HOLIDAYS//
Relaxation Day

//FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS//
Jennifer Lawrence, Alejandro Inarritu, Ben Affleck

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16

//HOLIDAYS//
National Tell a Joke Day

//FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS//
Steve Carell, James Cameron, Madonna, Angela Bassett

THURSDAY, AUGUST 17

//HOLIDAYS//
National Thrift Shop Day

//FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS//
Robert de Niro, Sean Penn

FRIDAY, AUGUST 18

//HOLIDAYS//
Bad Poetry Day

//FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS//
Edward Norton, Roman Polanski, Robert Redford, Madeleine Stowe, Christian Slater

//MOVIE PREMIERES//
The Hitman’s Bodyguard

SATURDAY, AUGUST 19

//HOLIDAYS//
Aviation Day, National Honey Bee Awareness Day, National Potato Day

//FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS//
Matthew Perry, Alan Arkin, John Stamos, Peter Gallagher

SUNDAY, AUGUST 20

//HOLIDAYS//
National Radio Day

//FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS//
Andrew Garfield, Amy Adams, David O. Russell, Joan Allen, Demi Lovato

MONDAY, AUGUST 21

//HOLIDAYS//
National Spumoni Day, Senior Citizen’s Day

//FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS//
Hayden Panettiere, Kenny Rogers, Peter Weir, Kim Cattrall, Carrie-Ann Moss

TUESDAY, AUGUST 22

//HOLIDAYS//
Be an Angel Day, National Tooth Fairy Day

//FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS//
Kristen Wiig, Tori Amos

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23

//HOLIDAYS//
Ride the Wind Day

//FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS//
River Phoenix, Kobe Bryant, Jay Mohr

THURSDAY, AUGUST 24

//HOLIDAYS//
Vesuvius Day

//FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS//
Rupert Grint, Steve Guttenberg

FRIDAY, AUGUST 25

//HOLIDAYS//
Kiss and Make Up Day

//FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS//
Alexander Skarsgard, Blake Lively, Sean Connery, Rachel Bilson, Elvis Costello

//MOVIE PREMIERES//
Polaroid

SATURDAY, AUGUST 26

//HOLIDAYS//
Women’s Equality Day, National Dog Day

//FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS//
Melissa McCarthy, Chris Pine

//SPORTS//
College football season begins, Floyd Mayweather, Jr. vs. Conor McGregor

SUNDAY, AUGUST 27

//HOLIDAYS//
Global Forgiveness Day, Just Because Day

//FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS//
Aaron Paul

MONDAY, AUGUST 28

//HOLIDAYS//
Chinese Valentine’s Day/Daughter’s Festival, Race Your Mouse Day (but we are not sure what kind of “mouse”)

//FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS//
Jack Black, Shania Twain, David Fincher, Armie Hammer

//MUSIC//
VMAs (MTV, 8 PM EST)

//SPORTS//
US Open starts (Tennis)

TUESDAY, AUGUST 29

//HOLIDAYS//
More Herbs, Less Salt Day

//FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS//
Carla Gugino, Lea Michele

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30

//HOLIDAYS//
Frankenstein Day, Toasted Marshmallow Day

//FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS//
Cameron Diaz, Lewis Black

THURSDAY, AUGUST 31

//HOLIDAYS//
National Eat Outside Day, National Trail Mix Day

//FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS//
Richard Gere, Chris Tucker