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August 4th National Cookie Day U.S. World Cookie Day is observed every year on August 4 and we are celebrating it this year by… eating cookies!


Braham Pie Day - August 4, 2023 (First Friday in August) ·


Brother's Day - August 4, 2023 (First Friday after the Full Moon, and also on May 24 each year) ...


International Clouded Leopard Day raises awareness of the plight of the clouded leopard. Both in the wild and in captivity, the clouded leopard needs our help to maintain its current population levels and to grow.

These beautiful and shy species inhabit central and south East Asia. The Clouded Leopard (Neofelis nebulosi) also known as the mainland Clouded leopard, is native to the Asian mainland. A second species, the Sunda Clouded leopard (Neofelis diardi) lives on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra.


National Water Balloon DayArt & EntertainmentFill ’em up! The first Friday in August ushers in National Water Balloon Day just in time for the hottest days of summer!

Pop, throw, splash, or just squish! What kid or adult doesn’t enjoy a water balloon in the hot summer? Since Edgar Ellington invented the waterproof sock in 1950, backyards haven’t been the same. Whether kids compete in the Longest Toss or take sides in a good old water balloon fight, the cool, wet fun lasts all summer long.

Besides keeping cool, they’re an excellent way to expend a little energy, too. And speaking of spending, water balloons are an inexpensive way to have tons of fun.


InternationalI Beer DayThe first Friday in August brings a toast to ales, lagers, and pilsners that put the international in International Beer Day.


Perhaps there’s a porter or a Belgian in your glass. Whether yours is fermented or not, dark or pale, hoppy, bitter, smooth, raise your mug. Lift it high among friends around the world, thanking those who work at brewing delicious beer in your local area. Why? Because International Beer Day brings the world together, celebrating the beers of all cultures on one remarkable day.

Did you know, this is a day for beer lovers everywhere. In backyards, taverns, pubs, and breweries all over, people celebrate beer’s greatness while showing gratitude to their bartender and waitstaff. By the way, did you miss National IPA Day the other day? Don’t miss this one. If you do, be sure to check out these other ways to celebrate:

  • Pack a cooler and the grill for National Tailgating Day.

  • National Drink Beer Day

  • In December, National Lager Day has you covered.

  • Beer goes well with National Pizza Day.

  • And it goes really well with National Pretzel Day, too.

  • Of course, there’s always National Beer Day.

Our research shows the origin of International Beer Day dates back to 2008. Because August is hot in many parts of the world, the first Friday of August was chosen.

National Coast Guard Daycelebrates and honors the courageous work of the service members of Coast Guard.

The United States Coast Guard is one of the six US Armed Forces. While this maritime service is a branch of the military, they are a multi-missioned service. During peacetime, it operates under the Department of Homeland Security. However, their responsibilities can be transferred to the US Navy by the President of the United States any time deemed necessary, or by Congress during war times.

Always ready, The United States Coast Guard’s official motto in Latin reads Semper Paratus.

Since 1790, the Coast Guard’s missions have changed. As the nation and the military services grew, maritime needs evolved. In 1917, the first Coast Guard aviators graduated from Pensacola Naval Aviation Training School. Today, aviation is a large part of the Coast Guard’s security, enforcement, and defense readiness.

Always ready to protect our shores and waterways, the Coast Guard provides more than search and rescue. They are a large part of the nation’s navigation system and Marine Environmental Protection.

When Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast of America, the US Coast Guard saved over 33,500 lives. Their maritime efforts rescued an estimated 24,000 lives from peril in severely dangerous conditions.

Since 1790, service members have been at the ready to provide support whatever the mission. Their commitment continues today.

HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL COAST GUARD DAY

In America, thousands of events nationwide honor the Coast Guard. Get involved and show your support. Other ways to celebrate the day include:

  • Taking a tour of one of the many Coast Guard museums in the country.

  • Share stories of Coast Guard experiences.

  • Listen to the U.S. Coast Guard Band.

  • Watch movies featuring the Coast Guard. Find a complete list here.

  • Read about the Coast Guard in The Coast Guard by José Hanson and Tom Beard or So Others May Live: Coast Guard’s Rescue Swimmers: Saving Lives, Defying Death by Marth J. Laguardia-Kotite and Tome Ridge

Post on social media using #NationalCoastGuardDay.

NATIONAL COAST GUARD HISTORY

The United States Coast Guard traces its founding to an act of Congress on August 4, 1790. The Coast Guard consisted of 10 vessels that carried out the enforcement of various trade and humanitarian duties.



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