August is the eighth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars, and the fifth of seven months to have a length of 31 days. Formerly named Sextilis, it was originally the sixth month in the ten-month Roman calendar. It became the eighth month around 700 BC, when King Numa Pompilius added January and February to the beginning of the calendar year; he also made the month 29 days long. Julius Caesar later added two days when he created the Julian calendar in 46 BC, giving it its modern length of 31 days. In 8 BC, it was renamed to August to honor the great triumphs of the Roman Emperor Augustus.
Zodiac signs: Leo (until July 23) and Virgo (July 24 onwards)
Here are a few of the special days during this month:
1 - August Bank Holiday (Scotland)
1 - Civic Holiday (Canada)
1 - Lughnasa (Pagan/Wiccan)
5 - First Quarter 7:06 am EDT
7 - Tisha B’Av (Jewish)
8 - Ashurah (Islamic)
11 - Full Moon 9:36 pm EDT
15 - Dormition of the Theotokos (Orthodox Christian)
19 - Last Quarter 12:36 am EDT
26 - Women’s Equality Day
27 - New Moon 4:17 am EDT
29 - Summer Bank Holiday (UK)
31 - Ganesh Chaturthi (Hindu)
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Posted by Amber Lotus Publishing on 1st Aug 2022