The month of August takes its name from the Roman Emperor Augustus Caesar, who reigned from 27 BCE to 14 CE. Previously, the month was called Sextilis, meaning the sixth month in the ancient Roman calendar. When Julius Caesar introduced the Julian calendar, the Senate renamed Sextilis to August in 8 BCE to honor Augustus.
Throughout history, August has been marked by significant events. On August 24, 79 CE, Mount Vesuvius erupted, famously destroying Pompeii and Herculaneum. On August 28, 1963, the iconic March on Washington took place, where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech.
Today, August is celebrated for various reasons worldwide. In many countries, it's a popular time for vacations and travel due to the summer season in the Northern Hemisphere. Moreover, in some cultures, August hosts vibrant festivals and events, making it a diverse and culturally rich month.
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Here are a few of the special days during this month:
1 - Lughnasa (Pagan/Wiccan)
1 - Full Moon 2:31 pm EDT
7 - August Bank Holiday (Scotland)
7 - Civic Holiday (Canada)
8 - Last Quarter 6:28 am EDT
15 - Dormition of the Theotokos (Orthodox Christian)
16 - New Moon 5:38 am EDT
23 - Mercury Retrograde until September 15
24 - First Quarter 5:57 am EDT
26 - Women’s Equality Day
28 - Summer Bank Holiday (UK)
30 - Full Moon 9:35 pm EDT (Blue Moon)
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Posted by Amber Lotus Publishing on 1st Aug 2023