Happy August 12th!
August 12th is a special holiday. In fact, every day’s a holiday for someone and for some reason.
Although we may not know the origins of many of these holidays, avid celebrants will participate eagerly in marking August 12th as a most special day for so many different reasons.
Here are several of the most popular holidays celebrated on August 12th (arranged alphabetically):
Julienne Fries Day
August 12th is Julienne Fries Day. Call them French fries, or call them Freedom Fries, but these long, thin potato strips are the order of the day on August 12th.
Do you dip your fries into ketchup, barbecue sauce, mayonnaise or mustard? Or do you prefer to eat your fries plain?
However you take them, Julienne Fries are a favorite on August 12th – Julienne Fries Day.
Truck Driver Day
Keep on truckin’ on August 12th. It’s Truck Driver Day. Honk the horn, and hit the roadways.
If you don’t drive a truck, you can simply wave to truckers who pass you on the pavement. Who knows? Maybe a friendly truck driver will wave back or even blow his or her horn on August 12th.
Vinyl Records Day
Spin that hot wax. It’s Vinyl Records Day on August 12th. Do you love LPs? This mid-August occasion is a prime opportunity to dust off those discs and crank up the oldies. Do you have a vintage record collection? Why not fire up the old record player on August 12th for an old-fashioned dance party to celebrate Vinyl Records Day?
Special Saints Days (Various)
The Calendar of the Saints lists the following for August 12th: Anicetus, Anthony Peter Dich, Cassian of Benevento, Euplius, Felicissima, Giacobe do Mai Nam, Gracilian, Herculanus of Brescia, Hilaria, Innocent XI, Jambert of Canterbury, Julian of Syria, Just, Karl Leisner, Leo Gustav Dehon, Macarius of Syria, Merewenna, Michael My, Murtagh, Porcarius and companions and Ust.
Notable Anniversaries on August 12th:
American inventor Isaac Merritt Singer patented the first sewing machine on August 12, 1851. Isaac Singer was the founder of The Singer Sewing Machine Company.
On August 12, 1972, the last American combat ground troops loaded up and pulled out of Vietnam.
The International Business Machines Company (IBM) introduced the first personal computer (PC), along with PC-DOS Version 1.0, on August 12, 1981.
Various Other August 12th Holidays
August 12th is also American Theater Day, Arequipa Week (Peru), Bambi’s Thumper’s Birthday, Baseball Fans Day, Battle of Flowers Parade Holiday (Florida), Chinese Valentine’s Day, Daughter’s Day, Defense Forces Day (Zimbabwe), Eleanor Roosevelt Day, Elvis Presley Commemoration Day, Fairies’ Anniversary of Snick-Snacker’s Left Food Day, Feast Day of St. Clare, Feast of St. Muredach of Killala (Ireland), Glorious Twelfth – Beginning of Grouse Season (Scotland) and Indian Day (Massachusetts).
Additional August 12th holidays include Lights of Isis Holiday (Egypt), Middle Children’s Celebration Holiday, Mitcham Fair Holiday (United Kingdom), Montserrat Annual Pilgrammage Holiday (varies), National Toasted Almond Bar Day, Old Time Farm Day, Runic Half-Month of Thorn (last day), St. Euplius the Martyr Feast Day, St. Grouse’s Feast Day, St. Porcarius’ Day, Thai Queen’s Birthday Celebration (Thailand), United Nations’ International Youth Day, Vinyl Record Day and Zaraday – Discordian Zarathud’s Day.
Happy August 12th to one and all!
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