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August Holidays

Aug 01, 2016

Another month is about to begin and you want an excuse to party before school starts. Well, the fact that it's summer should be reason enough to lace up your dancing shoes, but if you need something else to celebrate then check out these quirky August holidays!

Sister's Day: August 7

Take this opportunity to show your sis just how much you care. This August holiday is celebrated on the first Sunday of the month and isn't just for blood relatives. It's a chance to let all the girls in your life (step-sisters, best friends, etc.), know how important they are to you. Sorry boys, you're going to have to wait 'til next May to celebrate Brother's Day.

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Middle Child's Day: August 13th

Ever feel like you've been left out or your other siblings get all the attention from the 'rents? Feel like you're stuck in an episode of Malcom in the Middle? Well, today is your day to shine, middle kid. Be sure to write it on the calendar in the kitchen so they don't forget your special day - like they did with your birthday last year.

Left Hander's Day: August 13th

Way back in 1976 the organization Lefthanders International declared August 13th International Left Hander's Day. Although close to 15 percent of the world's population is left-handed, they're often treated like big ol' weirdos! But would you believe that the likes of Bill Clinton, Queen Elizabeth and [kwlink]Prince William[/kwlink] are all left-handers? And don't forget to celebrate your fave left-handed actors like Tom Cruise, Angelina Jolie and Julia Roberts!

Women's Equality Day: August 26th

Women's Equality Day is celebrated on August 26th to remember the day women were finally allowed to vote in the United States. In 1920, the United States Congress added the 19th amendment to the Constitution, thanks to the efforts of feminist Susan B. Anthony. It wasn't until 1971 though, that Women's Equality Day was designated an official holiday.

 

La Tomatina Festival: August 31st

The world's biggest food fight takes place in the small town of Bunol, in eastern Spain, on the last Wednesday in August. More than 30,000 people flock to Spain each year to take part in this messy tradition.

Have Your Say

What do think about these August holidays? Do you have a fave holiday that you celebrate this month? Tell us by leaving a comment below!

 

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Fave August Holiday?

  • Left Hander's Day cuz I'm a leftie!
  • Middle Child's Day so I can celebrate my fave TV character, Malcom.
  • La Tomatina Festival cuz I love a good food fight!
  • Sister's Day cuz my sis is always lending me her stylin' clothes.

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Pink_Cool_Girl
Yes. They actually are. 
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rainbowpoptart
"Pink_Cool_Girl" wrote:Anyways, I know girls are into cleaning and dolls, and you have a very good point there. But your also missing it.  I feel like I addressed everything.. Which part of your point am I missing?   "Pink_Cool_Girl" wrote:ANOTHER thing is the computer for boys and girls. One computer is $12.99. 50 functions. Blue and white. AKA for boys.    Girls: -White and pink -9 dollars -25 DAMN FUNCTIONS I suppose that does look a bit problematic. Are they the same brand?
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Pink_Cool_Girl
Oh Rainbowpoptart. Where were you. Anyways, I know girls are into cleaning and dolls, and you have a very good point there. But your also missing it. ANOTHER thing is the computer for boys and girls. One computer is $12.99. 50 functions. Blue and white. AKA for boys. Girls:-White and pink-9 dollars-25 DAMN FUNCTIONSProve anything to you yet? 
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Pink_Cool_Girl
"Powerslave" wrote:Generally boys are more into things that are more competitive, violent etc. and girls are generally into beauty, dolls and things of that nature. These toys reflect that idea.Yes, but new feminists are being born each day. See, I hate pink, beauty, and I cringe at the name "Shopping". I know others don't, but most do. Speaking of which, I was on ROBLOX today when someone said "Girls are noobs".  I was extremely offended by this. I know this got off topic, but still. Girls shouldn't be influenced by toys and gender roles. 
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rainbowpoptart
Companies create products targeted towards a specific audience.     Toys specifically targeted towards girls are pink and frilly or about professions mostly girls have aren't that way because it's sexist, they're that way because girls generally like the colour pink, pretending to cook (because cooking is really fun), and enjoy taking care of their stuffed animals or baby dolls as if they were actual living things. (These things also teach them skill sets that will be helpful to them in the future, such as how to raise a child if you have any and how to cook so you don't starve to death.)      Toys specifically targeted towards boys are blue or green and/or related to guns and cars and gross bugs/animals because that's what guys are generally into. (And I haven't heard of any science kits targeted specifically towards boys..? Every science kit advert I've seen has had both males and females in it, and I've seen a rather nice amount of them.) That's just the way we are. Nothing will change that. I don't think toys [and other things] should be specifically gendered. Anyone can do and play with anything. Just because it's targeted towards girls or because girls generally have this job more than boys do, doesn't mean a boy can't play with that toy or have that job and vice versa. A product being for this one gender shouldn't stop people of the other gender from buying it. This probably wasn't as coherent as I'd like for it to be, but today's science lesson completely fried my brain, and I don't think I can properly do anything except breathe for the next few hours.
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