August 2012 Holidays and Activities

See August 2013 updated list of holidays and activities.

National Kids Day, first Sunday (August 5, 2012)

August 5th, 1930– Neil Alden Armstrong (the first man on the moon) was born in Wapakoneta, Ohio Video of first moon landing on youtube.

First Monday (Aug 6, 2012) Civic holiday in Canada

August 12 — H.M. The Queen‘s Birthday in Thailand — celebrated August 13, 2012 as a national Mother’s Day

August 14–Creamsicle Day: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Popsicle

August 15 – Panama Canal opened, 1914

August 18/19, 2012 – Eid al-Fitr (end of Ramadan)

August 19 – National Aviation Day (aviation unit study); craftsvirtual airplane tour Boeing 747

August 19 – Afghanistan Independence Day

August 26 – Women given right to vote, 1920

August 30 – Victory Day in Turkey – annual swim

If you are reading this and a special holiday in your country occurs in August and is not listed here, please leave a comment and let us know! :) Happy August!

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