Good morning world today I thought I would write a little about the month of August, like did you know that this year there are 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays, and 5 Sundays and this only happens every 823 years. The Chinese call it “Silver pockets”.
Did you know about the following dates in August, if not now you do.
1 August is Swiss National Day.
6 August is Independence Day in Jamaica since 1962.
9 August is the National Day of Singapore.
15 August is Indian Independence Day since 1947.
14 August is Pakistan’s Independence Day since 1947.
17 August is Indonesia’s Independence Day since 1945
The Philippines celebrates National Heroes Day in commemoration of the First Cry of the Philippine Revolution on August 23, 1896.
24 August is Independence Day in Ukraine since 1991.
27 August is Moldova National Day
31 August is the National Day of Malaysia.
Now I am sure most people know that the 1st of August is the horse’s birthday in the Southern Hemisphere, in the Northern Hemisphere it is the 1st of January just saying, I live in the Southern Hemisphere in case you didn’t know.
August’s birthstones are peridot and sardonyx which are green and red, the birth flower is the gladiolus or the poppy these flowers mean beauty, strength of character, love, marriage and family.
August has two zodiac signs Leo and Virgo depending on what part of the month you are born.
9 thoughts on “August”
August is when most of my closest relatives are born. So it is a month to celebrate love.
For us that is January and October
So much of this I did not know! 🙂
Oh well I am glad I wrote about something you didn’t know about
what is the horse’s birthday Jo-Anne, I’ve never heard of it?
When it comes to things like horse racing a horse’s age starts from the 1st of August or 1st January no matter when it was actually born it is suppose to make it easier when it comes to entering horses in different races.
Ohhh, I never knew that Jo-Anne!
I didn’t know any of those special days but I was born August 19th so I am a Leo and have the peridot birthstone. I had no idea what the flower was so thanks! That’s good for me to know.
I will be doing more posts like these as I found it interesting when researching this post