This month, we remember when Pluto was a planet. We give our dogs a cuddle and an extra walk. We celebrate left-handedness. And we curl up with our favourite books. What. a. month.

Check out July here if you missed it and September will be with you very soon!

Check out the dates below, pick your faves and add them to your content calendar!

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Month-Long Events

Tradies National Health Month
MS Readathon – One month challenge

Special Days – August

August 1
SALA Festival – South Australia
Girlfriend’s Day
Homelessness Prevention Week
OCD and Anxiety Disorders Week
World Breastfeeding Week
Meat Free Week
Honey Money Days

August 3
Melbourne International Film Festival

August 4
Single Working Women’s Day
International Beer Day
National Aboriginal and Islander Children’s Day (NATICD)

August 5
Work Like a Dog Day
CafeSmart

August 6
Dental Health Week
National EOS Awareness Week
Sisters’ Day
National Missing Persons Week

August 7
Haemochromatosis Awareness Week
Picnic Day NT
Elvis Week

August 8
Dying To Know Day
Happiness Happens Day

August 9
International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
Book Lovers Day

August 10
Lazy Day
Valerian and The City Of A Thousand Planets in cinemas AUS
S’Mores Day

August 11
Ekka – Brisbane Show
Kidney Kar Rally

August 12
International Youth Day
World Elephant Day
National Science Week
QLD Seniors Week

August 13
Sydney City2Surf
Left-Handers Day

August 14
Cupcake Day
The Story of Diana special – Seven

August 16
Tell a Joke Day
Ekka Wednesday (QLD)
The Handmaid’s Tale 10:25pm SBS

August 17
Thrift Shop Day
The Dark Tower in cinemas AUS

August 18
Marvel’s The Defenders Netflix
Vietnam Veterans Day (Long Tan Day)

August 19
World Humanitarian Day
International Orangutan Day
Book Week

August 20
Hearing Awareness Week
National Op Shop Week
Top of the Lake: China Girl 8:30pm BBC First

August 21
Be Medicinewise Week
Keep Australia Beautiful Week

August 24
Pluto Demoted Day
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power in cinemas AUS

August 25
Melbourne Writers’ Festival
Amnestea
Daffodil Day
The Tick Amazon

August 26
Dog Appreciation Day

August 27
Legacy Week

August 28
Bow Tie Day
National Superhero Week
US Open

August 29
Frankenstein Day

August 30
Eat Outside Day

August 31
National Meals on Wheels Day

Just a reminder that these events are as correct as I can make them at the time of writing – but please double check special dates should things have shifted since publication!

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