Celebrate August 15th holidays!
August 15th is a holiday for angel food cake, lemon meringue, loaded dice and more. Cowboys, cowgirls, best friends and others mark August 15th as a holiday for many reasons.
Following are several popular August 15th holidays (arranged alphabetically).
Angel Food Cake Day
Light, fluffy angel food cake tops the menu for August 15th – Angel Food Cake Day. This foodie holiday highlights sweet, spongy angel food cake.
Do you have a delicious recipe for making angel food cake? August 15th is the day to share your culinary secrets for creating this delightful dessert, or simply passing out generous slices of angel food cake to those you love. Topped with fruit, jam, chocolate sauce or the accent of your choice, angel food cake tastes great on August 15th.
Best Friends Day
August 15th is Best Friends Day, lauding BFFs everywhere.
Do you have a BFF or best friend (forever)? If you can count even one or two lifelong and loyal friends among those in your personal social circle, then you are blessed indeed.
August 15th offers a splendid opportunity for getting together with closest pals and celebrating lasting friendships.
I Love Cowboys and Cowgirls Day
Cowboys and cowgirls are the stars of the show, both on and off the stage (or stagecoach) on August 15th. It’s I Love Cowboys and Cowgirls Day.
How about saddling up for a scenic trail ride with a cowboy or cowgirl? Why not plan to attend a traveling Wild West Show or a real-life rodeo on August 15th? On the other hand (or foot), you might simply step into a pair of stupendously stunning cowboy boots to kick up your heels for a night on the town on August 15th.
Here are a few cowboy-loving items that might raise a Western mood (CTRL-click each title to open the poem or article in a new window.): “A Cowboy’s Name: A Poetic Song on a Love Lifelong,” “And Style to Boot: A Pocket of Bills for Footwear Frills,” “Chaparral Chic for City and Country Folk,” “His Perfect Passion: A Rhyming Whoa on Love Let Go,” “It’s a Wild Ride: A Poetic Tribute to the Rodeo Cowboy,” “Olympic Dreams: A Limericked Lament for a Western Event” and “The Boot Salute: A Quatrain Mix for More Than Kicks.”
Lemon Meringue Pie Day
Refreshingly zesty, lemon meringue pie is the dessert of the day for many holiday celebrants on August 15th. Do you have a wonderful recipe for light and delightful lemon meringue pie to share? What restaurant serves your favorite lemon meringue pie?
Happy Lemon Meringue Pie Day on August 15th.
Loaded Dice Day
August 15th is Loaded Dice Day. Of course, no one owns up to originating this odd occasion. Still, a warning is warranted for any dice players in casinos, on riverboats, in local taverns and at any other gaming locales. The proverbial deck may be stacked against the hapless player on Loaded Dice Day.
Watch out for loaded dice on August 15th … and don’t take any wooden nickels either.
National Failures Day
How do you feel about failure? Have you ever known the feeling of falling somehow short of success? (Don’t answer that.)
August 15th is National Failures Day (in the United States and certain other locations). Many famous people have proclaimed their own personal failures proudly, insisting these life lessons actually contributed to their ultimate successes.
Abraham Lincoln (1809 – 1865), 16th President of the United States, insisted that failure could be a starting point for personal motivation towards ultimate success. “My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure,” Abraham Lincoln said.
British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (1874 – 1965) said this about success and failure: “Success is going from failure to failure without a loss of enthusiasm.”
On August 15th, folks everywhere ponder their own personal disappointments and the times they may have missed the mark – and extend grace to others who may occasionally fail as well. After all, who does not possess personal experience with failure at some point?
National Failures Day offers an excellent opportunity for new beginnings and emboldened fresh starts.
August 15th is Relaxation Day, a laid-back holiday, marking the end of the Dog Days of Summer. How many employees will call in sick on August 15th to chill out at home or bask in the summer sun at the beach or pool?
Take your ease on August 15th. Put your feet up. Stretch out for a snooze. It’s Relaxation Day.
Special Saints Days (Various)
The Calendar of the Saints lists the following for August 15th: Alipius, Altfrid, Arduinus, Arnulf, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Athanasia of Aegina, Claudio Granzotto, George Halley, Isidore Bakanja, Limbania, Neopolus and Tarcisius.
Notable Anniversaries on August 15th:
Proctor & Gamble introduced Crisco solid vegetable shortening on August 15, 1911.
The Panama Canal opened on August 15, 1914.
On August 15, 1939, Grauman’s Chinese Theater of Hollywood hosted the cinematic premier of The Wizard of Oz, starring Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Billie Burke, Jack Haley, Margaret Hamilton, Bert Lahr, Frank Morgan and others.
The legendary Woodstock Music and Art Fair opened on August 15, 1969, at Max Yasgur’s 600-acre dairy farm in upstate New York. The Woodstock Festival included such popular performers as Joan Baez, The Band, Blood Sweat & Tears, Canned Heat, Joe Cocker, Country Joe and the Fish, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, The Grateful Dead, Arlo Guthrie, Jimi Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, Melanie, Santana, John Sebastian, Sha-Na-na, Ravi Shankar, Sly and the Family Stone, The Who and more.
Various Other August 15th Holidays
August 15th is also Acadian Day (Canada), Anniversary of Liberation (North Korea), Asuncion Founding Day (Paraguay), Assumption Day, Chauvin Day, Constitution Day (Equatorial Guinea), Constitution Day (Equatorial Guinea), Dog Days of Summer (last day), Danjiru Festival Holiday (Tibet), Day of the Virgin Mary (Ireland), Encamp – La Massana (Andorra), Ernie Banks Day (Chicago), Feast Day of St. Arnulphus, Feast Day of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Feast of Assumption.
August 15th holidays celebrants also mark the date as special for Ferragosto – Oven of August Holiday (Italy), Flooding of the Nile Holiday (Egypt), Fool’s Dance Days (Japan), Foundation of Asuncion (Paraguay), Great American Tomato Canning Tournament Day, Great Mother Goddess Day, Hello Day, Homeless Animals Candlelight Vigils Holiday (varies) and Hu Nuco (Peru).
Additional August 15th holidays include Independence Day (Korea), Independence Day (Republic of Congo, Brazzaville), Indian Independence Day, International Homeless Pets Day (varies), Korea Republic Day, La Digue Festival Day (Seychelles), Liberation Day (South Korea), Lightenstein National Day, Maria Himmelfahrt – Assumption Day (Switzerland), Military Regime Day (Niger), Montserrat Annual Pilgrimage and Mother’s Day (Costa Rica.
Still more August 15th holidays include National Day (Congo), National Day (Liechtenstein),
National Mourning Day (Bangladesh), Our Lady of Bissila Day (Equatorial Guinea), Our Lady of Flowers Festival Holiday (Florida and New York), Our Lady of the Monte Festival Holiday (Portugal), Shinto O-Bon – Festival of Souls Holiday (Japan), Special Holiday – Malatta Province (Solomon Islands), St. Alipius the Confessor Holiday, St. Arnulph of Soissons’ Day, St. MacCartin Aid Holiday (Ireland), St. Mary’s Day, St. Tarsicius’ Day, Velika Gospa – Assumption (Bosnia-Herzegovina), Virgin of Asunta – Virgin of the Assumption (Peru) and
West Indies Constitution Day (1950).
Happy August 15th to one and all!
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