We have compiled a comprehensive list of 211 social media holidays taking place in August.

In this article, the holidays have first been sorted by date, then by category. The categories used are the following:

  • Art & Entertainment
  • Animals & Pets
  • Career & Work
  • Cause
  • Education & School
  • Nature & Environment
  • Family & Relationship
  • Fashion & Beauty
  • Food & Drinks
  • Health
  • History

Social Media Holidays in August 2021

August 1

  • American Family Day (Arizona, USA)
  • DOGust 1st a.k.a. Universal Birthday for Shelter Dogs
  • International Albariño Day
  • International Childfree Day
  • International Mahjong Day
  • National Doll Day (US)
  • National Girlfriend Day (US)
  • National Minority Donor Awareness Day (US)
  • National Raspberry Cream Pie Day (US)
  • National Sisters Day (US)
  • Psychic Day
  • Respect for Parents Day (US)
  • Spider-Man Day
  • World Lung Cancer Day
  • World Wide Web Day
  • World Scout Scarf Day
  • Yorkshire Day (UK)

August 2

  • Assistance Dog Day
  • National Boob Day #NationalBoobDay
  • National Coloring Book Day (US)
  • National Ice Cream Sandwich Day (US)

August 3

  • National Grab Some Nuts Day (US)
  • National Night Out (US)
  • National Watermelon Day (US)
  • National White Wine Day (US)

August 4

  • Barack Obama’s Birthday
  • International Clouded Leopard Day
  • National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day (US)
  • U.S. Coast Guard Birthday (US)
  • Single Working Women’s Day (US)

August 5

  • Cycle To Work Day
  • International Traffic Light Day
  • National IPA (India Pale Ale) Day (US)
  • National Oyster Day (US)
  • National Work Like A Dog Day (US)
  • National Underwear Day (US)

August 6

  • Braham Pie Day (US)
  • Hiroshima Day (Japan, World)
  • International Beer Day
  • National Fresh Breath Day (US)
  • National Root Beer Float Day (US)
  • National Water Balloon Day (US)
  • National Wiggle Your Toes Day (US)

August 7

  • National Disc Golf Day (US)
  • National Jamaican Patty Day (US)
  • National Lighthouse Day (US)
  • National Mead Day (US)
  • National Mustard Day (US)
  • National Play Outside Day (US)
  • National Raspberries ‘N’ Cream Day (US)
  • Professional Speakers Day
  • Purple Heart Day (US)

August 8

  • Global Sleep Under The Stars Night 
  • International Infinity Day
  • National CBD Day [CDB is Cannabidiol] (US)
  • National Dollar Day (US)
  • National Frozen Custard Day (US)
  • National Happiness Happens Day (US)
  • National Sneak Some Zucchini Into Your Neighbor’s Porch Day (US)
  • World Cat Day or International Cat Day

August 9

  • International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
  • National Book Lovers Day (US)
  • National Rice Pudding Day (US)
  • National Victory Day a.k.a. V-J Day (US)
  • National Women’s Day (South Africa)

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August 10

  • International Biodiesel Day
  • International Update Your Bio Day
  • National Duran Duran Appreciation Day (US)
  • National Lazy Day (US)
  • National Shapewear Day (US)
  • National S’mores Day (US)
  • National Spoil Your Dog Day (US)
  • World Lion Day

August 11

  • Global Kinetic Sand Day
  • Mountain Day (Japan)
  • National Bakewell Tart Day (US)
  • National Son and Daughter Day (US)
  • National Presidential Joke Day (US)
  • National Raspberry Bombe Day (US)
  • World Calligraphy Day

August 12

  • International Youth Day
  • National Julienne Fries Day (US)
  • National Middle Child Day (US)
  • National Vinyl Record Day (US)
  • The Glorious Twelfth (UK)
  • World Elephant Day

August 13

  • International Lefthanders Day
  • National Blame Someone Else Day (US)
  • National Filet Mignon Day (US)
  • National Prosecco Day (US)

August 14

  • Falklands Day (UK)
  • National Bowling Day (US)
  • National Creamsicle Day (US)
  • National Financial Awareness Day (US)
  • National Garage Sale Day (US)
  • National Navajo Code Talkers Day (US)
  • The Double Seventh Festival a.k.a. Qixi Festival (China)
  • World Lizard Day

August 15

  • Chant at the Moon Day
  • Feast of the Assumption a.k.a. Assumption of Mary
  • Independence Day (India)
  • National Acadian Day (Canada)
  • National Back To School Prep Day (US)
  • National Leathercraft Day (US)
  • National Lemon Meringue Pie Day (US)
  • National Relaxation Day (US)
  • National Spirit of ’45 Day (US)

August 16

  • National Airborne Day (US)
  • National Roller Coaster Day (US)
  • National Tell a Joke Day (US)
  • National Rum Day (US)

August 17

  • Baby Boomers Recognition Day (US)
  • Black Cat Appreciation Day
  • National I LOVE My Feet Day! (US)
  • National Nonprofit Day (US)
  • National Thrift Shop Day (US)

August 18

  • Serendipity Day
  • Bad Poetry Day (US)
  • National Fajita Day (US)
  • National Ice Cream Pie Day (US)
  • National Mail Order Catalog Day (US)
  • National Pinot Noir Day (US)

August 19

  • International Bow Day
  • International Orangutan Day
  • National Aviation Day (US)
  • National Potato Day (US)
  • National Soft Ice Cream Day (US)
  • Sandcastle and Sculture Day
  • World Humanitarian Day
  • World Photography Day

August 20

  • National Bacon Lovers Day (US)
  • National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day  (US)
  • National Lemonade Day (US)
  • National Men’s Grooming Day (US)
  • National Radio Day (US)
  • World Mosquito Day

August 21

  • International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism
  • International Homeless Animals’ Day
  • International Geocaching Day
  • National Brazilian Blowout Day (US)
  • National Honey Bee Day (US)
  • National Senior Citizens Day (US)
  • National Spumoni Day (US)
  • World Entrepreneurs’ Day
  • World Honey Bee Day 

August 22

  • International Day Commemorating the Victims Acts of Violence Based on Religious Belief
  • National Bao Day (US)
  • National Be An Angel Day (US)
  • National Pecan Torte Day (US)
  • National Surgical Oncologist Day (US)
  • National Tooth Fairy Day (US)
  • Never Bean Better Day
  • Take Your Cat to the Vet Day
  • World Plant Milk Day

August 23

  • Black Ribbon Day (BRD) a.k.a. European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism
  • Health Unit Coordinators Day
  • International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition
  • Meatball Day (Sweden)
  • National Cuban Sandwich Day (US)
  • National Ride The Wind Day (US)
  • National Sponge Cake Day (US)

August 24

  • International Strange Music Day
  • National Knife Day (US)
  • National Peach Pie Day (US)
  • National Waffle Day (US)
  • Pluto Demoted Day
  • Vesuvius Day

August 25

  • National Banana Split Day (US)
  • National Kiss and Make Up Day (US)
  • National Park Service Founders Day (US)
  • National Secondhand Wardrobe Day (US)
  • National Whiskey Sour Day (US)

August 26

  • National Dog Day (US)
  • National Cherry Popsicle Day (US)
  • National Toilet Paper Day (US)
  • National Women’s Equality Day (US)
  • National WebMistress Day (US)
  • Mr. Hyde National Burger Day (UK, Ireland)

August 27

  • International Lottery Day
  • National Just Because Day (US)
  • National Pots De Crème Day (US)

August 28

  • Crackers Over The Keyboard Day
  • Daffodil Day (Australia)
  • International Bat Nights
  • National Bow Tie Day (US)
  • National Cherry Turnovers Day (US)
  • National Power Rangers Day (US)
  • National Red Wine Day (US)
  • National Thoughtful Day (US)
  • Notting Hill Carnival (UK) – 28-29 August
  • Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day

August 29

  • International Bat Nights
  • International Day against Nuclear Tests
  • More Herbs, Less Salt Day (US)
  • National Chop Suey Day (US)
  • National Lemon Juice Day (US)

August 30

  • Frankenstein Day (Mary Shelley’s birthday)
  • International Cabernet Sauvignon Day
  • International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearance
  • International Whale Shark Day
  • National Beach Day (US)
  • National Grief Awareness Day (US)
  • National Holistic Pet Day (US)
  • National Toasted Marshmallow Day (US)
  • Slinky Day

August 31

  • Eat Outside Day
  • International Overdose Awareness Day
  • Love Litigating Lawyers Day
  • National Diatomaceous Earth Day (US)
  • National Matchmaker Day (US)
  • National Trail Mix Day (US)
  • World Distance Learning Day

Food & Drink Holidays

Restaurants, cafes and companies in the food business should pay attention in particular to these food holidays in August.

  • August 1: International Albariño Day
  • August 1: National Raspberry Cream Pie Day
  • August 2: National Ice Cream Sandwich Day
  • August 3: National Grab Some Nuts Day
  • August 3: National Watermelon Day
  • August 3: National White Wine Day
  • August 4: National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day
  • August 5: National IPA (India Pale Ale) Day
  • August 5: National Oyster Day
  • August 6: Braham Pie Day
  • August 6: International Beer Day
  • August 6: National Root Beer Float Day
  • August 7: National Jamaican Patty Day
  • August 7: National Mead Day
  • August 7: National Mustard Day
  • August 7: National Raspberries N’ Cream Day
  • August 8: National Frozen Custard Day
  • August 9: National Rice Pudding Day
  • August 10: National S’mores Day
  • August 11: National Bakewell Tart Day
  • August 11: National Raspberry Bombe Day
  • August 12: National Julienne Fries Day
  • August 13: National Filet Mignon Day
  • August 13: National Prosecco Day
  • August 14: National Creamsicle Day
  • August 15: Chant at the Moon Day
  • August 15: National Lemon Meringue Pie Day
  • August 16: National Rum Day
  • August 18: National Fajita Day
  • August 18: National Ice Cream Pie Day
  • August 18: National Pinot Noir Day
  • August 19: National Potato Day
  • August 19: National Soft Ice Cream Day
  • August 20: National Bacon Lovers Day
  • August 20: National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day 
  • August 20: National Lemonade Day
  • August 21: National Spumoni Day
  • August 22: World Plant Milk Day
  • August 22: National Bao Day
  • August 22: National Pecan Torte Day
  • August 23: National Cuban Sandwich Day
  • August 23: National Sponge Cake Day
  • August 23: Meatball Day (Sweden)
  • August 24: National Peach Pie Day
  • August 24: National Waffle Day
  • August 25: National Banana Split Day
  • August 25: National Whiskey Sour Day
  • August 26: National Cherry Popsicle Day
  • August 27: National Pots De Crème Day
  • August 28: National Cherry Turnovers Day
  • August 28: National Red Wine Day
  • August 29: National Chop Suey Day
  • August 29: National Lemon Juice Day
  • August 29: More Herbs, Less Salt Day
  • August 30: International Cabernet Sauvignon Day
  • August 30: National Toasted Marshmallow Day
  • August 31: Eat Outside day
  • August 31: National Trail Mix Day

Fashion & Beauty Holidays

  • August 5: National Underwear Day
  • August 10: National Shapewear Day
  • August 17: National Thrift Shop Day
  • August 19: International Bow Day
  • August 20: National Men’s Grooming Day
  • August 21: National Brazilian Blowout Day
  • August 28: National Bow Tie Day

Historical Holidays

  • August 1: World Wide Web Day
  • August 4: U.S. Coast Guard Birthday
  • August 5: International Traffic Light Day
  • August 6: Hiroshima Day (Japan, World)
  • August 7: National Lighthouse Day
  • August 7: Purple Heart Day (US)
  • August 8: National Dollar Day
  • August 9: International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
  • August 9: National Victory Day a.k.a. V-J Day (US)
  • August 14: Falklands Day (UK)
  • August 14: National Navajo Code Talkers Day (US)
  • August 15: Independence Day (India)
  • August 15: National Acadian Day (Canada)
  • August 15: National Spirit of ’45 Day (US)
  • August 16: National Airborne Day
  • August: 18 National Mail Order Catalog Day
  • August 19: National Aviation Day
  • August 21: International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism
  • August 22: International Day Commemorating the Victims Acts of Violence Based on Religious Belief
  • August 23: Black Ribbon Day (BRD) a.k.a. European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism
  • August 23: International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition
  • August 23: National Ride The Wind Day
  • August 24: Pluto Demoted Day

Fun Holidays

  • August 1: International Mahjong Day
  • August 1: National Doll Day
  • August 1: World Scout Scarf Day
  • August 2: National Coloring Book Day
  • August 6: National Water Balloon Day
  • August 6: National Wiggle Your Toes Day
  • August 7: National Disc Golf Day
  • August 7: National Play Outside Day (US)
  • August 8: Global Sleep Under The Stars Night 
  • August 8: International Infinity Day
  • August 8: National Sneak Some Zucchini Into Your Neighbor’s Porch Day
  • August 9: National Book Lovers Day
  • August 10: International Update Your Bio Day
  • August 10: National Lazy Day
  • August 11: Global Kinetic Sand Day
  • August 11: National Presidential Joke Day
  • August 11: World Calligraphy Day
  • August 12: The Glorious Twelfth
  • August 14: National Bowling Day
  • August 14: National Garage Sale Day
  • August 16 National Roller Coaster Day
  • August 16: National Tell a Joke Day
  • August 21: International Geocaching Day
  • August 24: National Knife Day
  • August 26: National Toilet Paper Day
  • August 27: International Lottery Day
  • August 27: National Just Because Day
  • August 28: Crackers Over The Keyboard Day
  • August 29-29: Notting Hill Carnival (UK)
  • August 30: Slinky Day

Cause Holidays

  • August 1: International Childfree Day
  • August 3: National Night Out
  • August 4: Single Working Women’s Day
  • August 9: International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
  • August 9: National Women’s Day
  • August 12: International Youth Day
  • August 13: International Lefthanders Day
  • August 14: National Financial Awareness Day
  • August 17: Baby Boomers Recognition Day
  • August 17: National Nonprofit Day
  • August 19: World Humanitarian Day
  • August 21: National Senior Citizens Day
  • August 22: National Be An Angel Day
  • August 26: National Women’s Equality Day
  • August 29: International Day against Nuclear Tests
  • August 30: International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearance
  • August 30: National Grief Awareness Day

Animal & Pet Holidays

  • August 1: DOGust 1st a.k.a. Universal Birthday for Shelter Dogs
  • August 4: International Clouded Leopard Day
  • August 8: World Cat Day or International Cat Day
  • August 10: National Spoil Your Dog Day
  • August 10: World Lion Day
  • August 12: World Elephant Day
  • August 14: World Lizard Day
  • August 17: Black Cat Appreciation Day
  • August 19: International Orangutan Day
  • August 21: International Homeless Animals’ Day
  • August 22: Never Bean Better Day
  • August 22: Take Your Cat to the Vet Day
  • August 26 National Dog Day
  • August 28: Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day
  • August 28-29: International Bat Nights
  • August 30: National Holistic Pet Day
  • August 30: International Whale Shark Day

Health Holidays

  • August 1: National Minority Donor Awareness Day
  • August 1: World Lung Cancer Day
  • August 2: Assistance Dog Day
  • August 6: National Fresh Breath Day
  • August 8: National CBD Day [CDB is Cannabidiol]
  • August 15: National Relaxation Day (US)
  • August 17: National I LOVE My Feet Day!
  • August 22: National Tooth Fairy Day
  • August 28: Daffodil Day (Australia)
  • August 29: More Herbs, Less Salt Day
  • August 31: International Overdose Awareness Day

Family & Relationship Holidays

  • August 1: American Family Day
  • August 1: National Girlfriend Day
  • August 1: National Sisters Day
  • August 1: Respect for Parents Day
  • August 11: National Son and Daughter Day
  • August 12: National Middle Child Day
  • August 13: National Blame Someone Else Day
  • August 25: National Kiss and Make Up Day
  • August: 31 National Matchmaker Day

Motivational Holidays

  • August 5: National Work Like A Dog Day
  • August 8: National Happiness Happens Day
  • August 18: Serendipity Day
  • August 28: National Thoughtful Day

Art & Entertainment Holidays

  • August 1: Spider-Man Day
  • August 9: National Book Lovers Day
  • August 10: National Duran Duran Appreciation Day
  • August 12: National Vinyl Record Day
  • August 18: Bad Poetry Day
  • August 19: World Photography Day
  • August 19: Sandcastle and Sculture Day
  • August 20: National Radio Day
  • August 24: International Strange Music Day
  • August 28: National Power Rangers Day 
  • August 30: Frankenstein Day (Mary Shelley’s birthday)

Career & Work Holidays

  • August 1: Psychic Day
  • August 7: Professional Speakers Day
  • August 14: National Financial Awareness Day (US)
  • August 15: National Leathercraft Day (US)
  • August 21: World Entrepreneurs’ Day
  • August 22: National Surgical Oncologist Day
  • August 23: Health Unit Coordinators Day
  • August 25: National Park Service Founders Day
  • August 26: National WebMistress Day
  • August 31: Love Litigating Lawyers Day

Education & School Holidays

  • August 15: National Back To School Prep Day (US)
  • August 31: World Distance Learning Day

Nature & Environment Holidays

  • August 5: Cycle To Work Day
  • August 8: Global Sleep Under The Stars Night 
  • August 10: International Biodiesel Day
  • August 11: Mountain Day (Japan)
  • August 20: World Mosquito Day
  • August 21: World Honey Bee Day 
  • August 21: National Honey Bee Day
  • August 24: Vesuvius Day
  • August 25: National Secondhand Wardrobe Day
  • August 30: National Beach Day
  • August 30: National Diatomaceous Earth Day