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August is the eighth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars, and the fifth of seven months to have a length of 31 days. Wikipedia

Birth flowers: Gladiolus, Poppy

Number of days: 31

Birthstones: Peridot, Spinel, Sardonyx

Synonyms of august marked by majestic dignity or grandeu

What does the month of August signify?

August comes from the Latin word augustus, meaning "consecrated" or "venerable," which in turn is related to the Latin augur, meaning "consecrated by augury" or "auspicious." In 8 B.C. the Roman Senate honored Augustus Caesar, the first Roman emperor, by changing the name of their month Sextilis to Augustus.

Does August mean new beginnings?

Known for new beginnings, August has historically been the month we transition from summer to fall at month's end.Jul 24, 2020

August is a Month of New Beginnings

By Lynn AlexanderPublished: July 24, 2020

Known for new beginnings, August has historically been the month we transition from summer to fall at month’s end. This year summer has been quite strange as we continue to follow guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID. It is frustrating for certain. All of us are beginning to feel a bit restless. PVM staff is doing all we can to help get us through this next stage and onto better times. We are beginning to do more outdoor visits and activities and seeking out resources such as plexi-glass partitions to help us all stay safe. One of the toughest things for many of us as parents, grandparents or aunts and uncles is not being able to spend time with our loved ones. Here are some ideas for how to remain close even though we are physically distant. Think about the talents you and loved ones possess and ramp it up!

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