August in Australia. We’re pretty over the cold at this point. But the snippets of summer aren’t far off and before we know it we’ll be longing for the cold again. August holds some wonderful national days: Picnic Day, Relaxation Day and ‘Race Your Mouse Around The Icons Day’, which could be the strangest national day we’ve come across so far. Plus, one of Australia’s favourite and most respected actors (we love Noni!) was born in this month.
Our long list below contains all the days that matter in August!
All The Days is your authoritative source for commemorative, fun, unusual and national days around Australia. We create really interesting guides to national days that are inclusive, fun and relevant to Australia. We also list the school holidays and public holidays around the country by state, so you can be really savvy about planning ahead.
In addition, we continue to research new and existing national days that everyone can get around. Good for content creators and curious people, All The Days keeps you up to date on all the days of the year.
National Days and Days That Matter During August:
Days that vary in date each year will have the year next to them.
|01 August||Picnic Day|
|World Wide Web Day|
|World Lung Cancer Week|
|01 August (2022)||World Breastfeeding Week (WHO)|
|02 August||Ice Cream Sandwich Day|
|03 August||Nautilus submarine travels under North Pole in 1958|
|Cloves Syndrome Awareness Dat|
|Great Southern Land” by Icehouse released this day in 1982|
|04 August||Anne Frank captured in 1944|
|Assistance Dog Day|
|05 August||Marilyn Monroe is found dead in 1962|
|06 August||American Bomber Drops Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima in 1945|
|International Sailor Moon Day|
|07 August||Jeans for Genes Day|
|Particularly Preposterous Packing Day|
|08 August||International Cat Day|
|09 August||International Day of the World’s Indigenous People|
|Book Lovers Day|
|10 August (2022)||Ekka Wednesday (Public Holiday for Brisbane, QLD)|
|“Beds Are Burning” by Midnight Oil was released on this day in 1987|
|11 August||Son and Daughter Day|
|12 August||International Youth Day|
|Vinyl Record Day|
|Middle Child’s Day|
|13 August||International Lefthanders Day|
|14 August||Tattoo Removal Day|
|15 August||Relaxation Day|
|16 August||Noni Hazlehurst is born 1953|
|17 August||Thrift Shop Day|
|18 August||Bad Poetry Day|
|19 August (2022)||Borroloola Show Day (Public holiday for the region of Borroloola, NT)|
|International Orangutan Day|
|International Photography Day|
|World Humanitarian Day|
|20 August||International Day of Medical Transporters|
|21 August||International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism|
|22 August||International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief|
|23 August||International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave trade and its Abolition|
|24 August||International Strange Music Day|
|25 August||Kiss and Make up Day|
|26 August||Womens Equality Day|
|27 August||International Bat Night|
|28 August||Daffodil Day|
|Race Your Mouse Around The Icons Day|
|29 August||International Day Against Nuclear Tests|
|Chop Suey Day|
|30 August||Grief Awareness Day|
|31 August||International Day For People of African Descent|
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