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 – 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!