Wellness Calendar August 2016

Beverly’s Picks

What Will Be Your Legacy MonthWhat Will Be Your Legacy Month

National Relaxation DayNational Relaxation Day

Less Salt DayLess Salt Day

Simplify Your Life WeekSimplify Your Life Week

Use the awareness events listed in links below for programming ideas at your workplace. Build them into events such as workshops, displays and health fairs or gather articles and tips for your company newsletter, blog or eposts. Check out the Stress and Wellness Blog for statistics and strategies related to many of the celebrations listed below.

Awareness Months

 

Awareness Weeks

  • Aug 1-7     – World Breastfeeding Week
  • Aug 1-7     – Simplify Your Life Week (first week)      * Blog
  • Aug 1-7   – Single Working Womans’ Week   (includes August 4)
  • Aug 7-13   – National Farmers’ Market Week
  • Aug 7-13   – Exercise With Your Child Week
  • Aug 7-13   – National Fraud Awareness Week
  • Aug 14-20   – National Resurrect Romance Week  (second full week)
  • Aug 14-20 – Thanks For All The Gifts Week
  • Aug 17-23 – National Bowling Week
  • Aug 17-23 – National Massage Therapy Week
  • Aug 21-28  – Reduce The Clutter Week
  • Aug 22-26 – National Safe at Home Week  (Last M-F Week)
  • Aug 25-31  – Be Kind To Humankind Week

 

Awareness Days

  • Aug 1   – Respect For Parents Day
  • Aug 1   – National Minority Donor Awareness Day   (US)
  • Aug 1   – Girlfriend’s Day                           * BlogBlog
  • Aug 1   – Play Ball Day
  • Aug 1   – World Lung Cancer Day
  • Aug 1   – Canadian Heritage Day (2015)  (First Monday)                   * Blog
  • Aug 2   – National Night Out    (first Tuesday)
  • Aug 3   – Watermelon Day
  • Aug 4   – Single Working Women’s Day
  • Aug 5  – International Beer Day (first Friday)
  • Aug 6   – World Wide Web Anniversary  (August 6,1991)
  • Aug 6   – National Fresh Breath Day              * Blog
  • Aug 7   – Friendship Day  (first Sunday)     * Blog
  • Aug 7   – National Kid’s Day    (first Sunday)
  • Aug 7   – Sisters Day    (first Sunday)
  • Aug 7   – International Forgiveness Day   (first Sunday)
  • Aug 7   – Professional Speakers Day        * Blog, Blog, Blog
  • Aug 7   – Beach Party Day
  • Aug 8   – Happiness Happens Day                           * Blog
  • Aug 9   – International Day of the Indigenous People
  • Aug 9   – National Hand Holding Day                    * Blog
  • Aug 10 – Lazy Day
  • Aug 10 – Gals Night Out
  • Aug 11 – Annual Medical Check-up  Day
  • Aug 12  – International Youth Day
  • Aug 13 – International Left Handers  Day
  • Aug 13   – National Garage Sale Day   (second Saturday)
  • Aug 13  – Middle Child Day (second Saturday)
  • Aug 15  – National Relaxation Day                 * Blog, Blog
  • Aug 15  – National Failures Day
  • Aug 15  – Best Friends Day
  • Aug 15  – Stay Home With Your Kids Day  (2015) (third Monday)       * Blog
  • Aug 16  – National Tell A Joke Day                   * Blog
  • Aug 16  – Roller Coaster Day
  • Aug 19  – Hug Your Boss Day    (third Friday)      * Blog
  • Aug 20 – International Tongue Twister Day
  • Aug 20 – World Honey Bee Day (third Saturday)
  • Aug 21   – Sit Back and Relax Day
  • Aug 22  – Be An Angel Day                 * Blog
  • Aug 24   – Shooting Star Day
  • Aug 24   – Single Parent Family Day
  • Aug 25  – Kiss-And-Make-Up Day
  • Aug 27  – Just Because Day
  • Aug 27  – Global Forgiveness Day
  • Aug 28  – Dream Day
  • Aug 29  – Less Salt Day                  * Blog
  • Aug 30  – National Toasted Marshmallow Day      * Blog
  • Aug 30 – National Grief Awareness Day
  • Aug 31 – International Overdose Awareness Day

 

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