August is a month filled with family activities and happy memories. As summer winds down, some families enjoy family fun during one last summer blast vacation.
Other families spend August busily preparing for the kids going back to school. Most schools start the new year in mid-August.
However your family spends the month of August, there are many reasons to love this month. From August retail sales to specials on TV and unusual holidays, enjoy the month of August.
At Apples4TheTeacher.com, you will find monthly and weekly observances and lots of unusual holidays to celebrate during the month of August.
August is back to school month. Visit the USA.gov back to school webpage for information about packing nutritious school lunches, school bus safety, homework help and more.
During August, many states hold a sales tax-free weekend. In Virginia, shop for school supplies and clothes during the first weekend in August to save money.
Virginia’s sales tax holiday is Aug. 2-4 this year. You can save on many items for the kids for school including pens, pencils, markers, notebooks, book bags, lunch boxes, clothing items which cost $100 or less per item and much more. Visit the website for a complete list.
August is National Peach Month. According to Farm Credit, the states of California, South Carolina and Georgia produce the most peaches.
Whether you like your peaches straight from the tree or baked in a cobbler or pie, visit an orchard or your local farmer’s market and pick up some peaches during August.
Shark Week begins on the Discovery Channel on Aug. 4. During Shark Week, find programs about sharks or visit the Discovery Channel’s website above to learn more about sharks.
August is a great month to enjoy one last family vacation before school starts. Your family’s last summer blast may take you to the beach, the mountains or a secluded resort.
Many beach resorts run special prices during the month of August. Check out MyrtleBeach.com for late summer beach specials and enjoy family fun at the beach.
Simplify Your Life Week is celebrated the week of Aug. 1-7. Clean out closets or junk drawers, donate unused items to Goodwill or another charity or sort through your kids’ clothes.
Celebrate Son and Daughter Day on Aug. 11. This is a great day to enjoy family activities with your kids before school starts. Another special family day in August is Sisters’ Day on Aug. 4.
If there’s a left-hander in your life, celebrate Left-Hander’s Day on Aug. 13. Learn more about left-handedness at the Random Facts website.
National Aviation Day is celebrated each year on Aug. 19, the birthday of Orville Wright. The Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, are credited with building the first successful airplane.
You can visit the Wright Brothers National Memorial at Kill Devil Hills in the Outer Banks of North Carolina all year long, except for Christmas Day.
Even the family dog has a special day in August. National Dog Day is celebrated each year on Aug. 26. National Dog Day celebrates dogs and encourages dog adoptions.
Enjoy lots of family activities during the month of August. Don’t let the dog days of summer get you down. August is the last month of summer and it’s just waiting for you to enjoy family fun.