August is the eighth month of the year and has a length of 31 days. It is this month when Egypt was brought under the Authority of Roman People and the same month the civil war came to an end.
Because of all these events, the month was considered as the most fortunate to the empire and it was thereby decreed by the Senate that the month will be called Augustus. Senate also decided to put the 31 days as of July into this month under Julius month.
Peridot and Sardonyx are the birthstones for this month whereas Gladiolus and Poppy are the Birth Flowers. August is also called as the cosmic month and certain meteor shower falls in the month and is at their maximum during this month only. Leo and Virgo are considered as the Zodiac signs for August. See More September 2019 Calendar
Civic Day In Canada – Civic Day is also referred to as ‘August Long Weekend’ and also named by different names in different regions of Canada. This is a holiday which is not based on any event or historical logic but is simply a ‘Not to work’ day. In British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick all the government offices are closed however in Alberta, Quebec, and Yukon it is not mandatory to shut the offices on this day.
Heritage Day – Heritage day is not a statutory holiday but an optional civic holiday in Alberta province of Canada. Albertans may choose this as an optional holiday and can celebrate the province’s heritage. This day proves to be an inspiration for many events outside Alberta such as the Edmonton Heritage Festival and the Crows nest Pass doors open and Heritage festival.
August Bank Holiday – This is a bank holiday in Scotland on the first Monday in the month of August. In England, Wales and Northern Ireland it is observed on the last Monday of August. This holiday in England, Wales and Northern Ireland was moved to the last Monday in August 1971 whereas Scotland kept the original date.