August 25th is here. Let’s have a holiday.
What holidays are celebrated on August 25th? Try second-hand clothes, make-up kisses, whisky sours and more. Neighbors, silent speakers and more mark August 25th as a special day.
Catch a glimpse of popular August 25th holidays (arranged alphabetically).
Don’t Utter a Word Day
Ssssh! It’s August 25th – Don’t Say a Word Day.
Hold your tongue on this hushed holiday. Mum’s the word. Vows of silence are the order of the day on August 25th.
English Channel Swim Day
Ready, set, go! And cheerio!
On August 25, 1875, 27-year-old British sailor Matthew Webb became the first human to swim across the English Channel. “Captain” Webb dove off the shore at Dover, England, and swam for 21 hours and 45 minutes to arrive at Calais, France.
August 25th has become known as English Channel Swim Day, and many natators (swimmers) attempt to replicate Webb’s feet (perhaps with webbed feet) on August 25th each year.
Kiss and Make-Up Day
Have you and a loved one suffered a spat? Fallen apart? August 25th is Kiss and Make Up Day.
Bury the hatchet, and curtail the tiff. Perhaps a little peck can help to resolve a conflict and lead to relational restoration. If not, what has been lost by a little smooch on Kiss and Make Up Day? Why not try a wee bit of wooing to set a wrong aright with that special someone on August 25th?
Have you been blessed with nice neighbors? If so, August 25th is your chance to show your appreciation for the best in your barrio. If you value those living in your vicinity, why not bake up a batch of brownies, host a backyard barbecue or invite your neighbors to play a pickup game of kickball or soccer on August 25th? It’s Neighbor Day.
Mister Rogers would be so proud, if we would all be nice to our neighbors.
Secondhand Wardrobe Day
The secondhand blues do not apply to great bargains, particularly on August 25th. It’s Secondhand Wardrobe Day.
On this fashion-forward, yet budget-conscious, occasion, folks hunt high and low for super deals on secondhand clothing. From trendy consignment stores to vintage apparel boutiques to local thrift shops, recycled fashions are the rage on August 25th.
CTRL-click each of these titles to read these secondhand wardrobe tips (in new windows): “Bargain-Hunter Banes; 60 Things You Should Never Buy Used,” “Bargain Fashionista Tips: How to Throw a Super Clothing Swap” and “Thrifty Shoppers; What’s the Difference Between a Resale Store and a Consignment Shop?”
Whiskey Sour Day
Toasts of the town will celebrate a traditional cocktail on August 25th. It’s Whiskey Sour Day.
What’s in a whiskey sour, besides bourbon, lemon juice and sugar? How are egg whites added to a whiskey sour?
Check out these cocktail recipes for details on making whiskey sour drinks: “How to Make a Berkshire Whiskey Sour,” by Steven Mottor; “How to Make a Professional Whiskey Sour,” by Chris Davy, and “Quick and Easy Whiskey Sour for One,” by Lizz Clements. (CTRL-click each title to open that article in a new window.)
Cheers! It’s Whiskey Sour Day on August 25th.
Special Saints Days (Various)
The Calendar of the Saints lists the following for August 25th: Ebbe the Elder, Eusbius, Genesius of Arles, Genesius of Rome, Geruntius of Italica, Gregory of Utrecht, Gurloes, Hunegund, Joseph Calasanz, Julian, Louis IX, Louis Baba, Louis Sasanda, Louis Sotelo, Lucilla, Maginus, Marcian, María del Tránsito de Jesús Sacramentado, Maria Michaela Desmaisieres, Menas, Miguel Carvalho, Nemesius, Patricia of Naples, Peregrinus, Peter Vasquez, Pontian, Vincent, Warinus and Yrieix.
Notable Anniversaries on August 25th:
The First Council of Nicaea gathered in Bithynia (now Turkey) on August 25, 325 A.D., summoned by Roman Emperor Constantine I. The familiar Nicene Creed was the primary result of this ecumenical session.
The American National Park Service was founded by the U.S. Department of the Interior on August 15, 1916.
Various Other August 25th Holidays
August 25th is also Banana Split Day, BBQ Blowout Day (New York), Begonia Festival (Belgium), Constitution Day (Paraguay), Dia do Soldado (Brazil), Discovery of the Runes, Fairies’ Rumpleskunkskin’s Bride Escapes to Heewigoland Celebration Day, Feast Day for St. Gregory the Confessor, Feast of St. Tabbs, Feast of the Green Corn (New York), Great American Duck Day and Hershey Pennsylvania Dutch Days (Pennsylvania).
August 25th holidays also include Independence Day (Uruguay), International Zucchini Festival Holiday, La Tomatina (Spain), Liberation Day (Hong Kong), Odin’s Ordeal (final day), Opiconsivia – Vestal Virgin Festival, Seasonal Seafood Holiday (New York), Puerto Rico Commonwealth Day, Somali Constitution Day, St. Joseph Calasanctius’ Day, St. Louis of France Day, St. Menas of Constantinople’s Day, Table Communion pour Dan Wezo – Roi de France (Haiti) and Zambia Constitution Day.
Happy August 25th to one and all!
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