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Why Is August Called August?

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 posted by Martin
Leave No Stone Unturned Business Gifts

Leave No Stone Unturned Business Gifts

August was named for Augustus, the nephew of Julius Caesar.  Originally, the calendar had only ten months, and August was the sixth month (there was no January of February). However, about 700 BC, its name was changed from Sextilis to August to honor the Roman emperor. It is one of the seven months with 31 days.

August is popular as a vacation month in the northern hemisphere because schools are closed during the early part of the month. It’s great for travel, swimming, hiking, rock climbing and creating engraved rocks. Back to school begins during late August, or after Labor Day in many school districts in the United States.

On the negative side, August is also right in the middle of the hurricane season on the US east coast.  Ocean cruises are riskier during August, September and October.  Famous August hurricanes include Carol during 1954, Diane during 1955, Camille during 1969, Andrew during 1992, Charley during 2004 and Katrina, the worst natural disaster ever experienced during 2005.  So if you are planning to be at sea during August, have the flexibility to change your plans if necessary.

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Happy August

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 posted by Joan
Happy Birthday Greeting Stone

Happy Birthday Engraved Stone

If your birthday is in the month of August,  these facts about August may interest you. August is name for the first Roman emperor, Augustus Caesar, in 8 BCE.   August’s  birthstone is the peridot.  The gladiolus or poppy is the flower for the month of August. The zodiac signs for the month are Leo and Virgo.

Coming up in August!

August 1 – Sport’s Day

August 4 – Coast Guard Day

August 5 – Friendship Day

August 15 – National Rexation Day

August 20 – National Radio Day

August 26 – Women’s Equality Day

August 28 – Dream Day

August is American Artist Appreciation Month, Home Business Month, National Golf Month, and Foot Health Month

If you have an August birthday, you may share it with a famous personality or fictional character like Francis Scott Key, Neil Armstrong, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Hulk Hogan, Julia Child, Davy Crockett, Bill Clinton, Mother Teresa, Allan Jay Lerner, Betty Boop, Mr. Snuffleupagus, Speedy Gonzales, or Lois Lane.

If  family member or friends celebrate August birthdays, you may want to consider engraved stones, like Greeting Stones which can be personalized, to mark their special day. Greeting Stones are engraved river stones which are thousands of years old. The recipient of a Greeting Stones will keep it and always remember the special person who gave it to him/her.

Happy August!

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