What calendar highlights does August 28th hold?
August 28th is a holiday for bow ties, cherry turnovers, mice and more. Dreamers and other celebrants mark August 28th as a special day for many reasons.
Take your pick from several popular August 28th holidays (arranged alphabetically).
Bow Tie Day
Dapper dans unite. August 28th is Bow Tie Day.
Bow ties are back, at least for this high-fashion occasion. Clip on a pre-fastened bow tie, or tie it yourself.
As an alternative, more casual folks may opt to celebrate Bow Tie Day on August 28th by cooking farfalle, which is otherwise known as bow tie pasta.
Cherry Turnover Day
It’s Cherry Turnover Day on August 28th. What a wonderful foodie holiday to raise almost anyone out of the pits.
Check out AC writer Amy Brantley’s “Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Turnovers Review.” Or try AC writer Judy Purcell’s delicious “Fresh Cherry Turnover Recipe.” (CTRL-click each title to read that article in a new window.)
Do you dare to dream? Have you ever considered what your dreams might mean?
August 28th is Dream Day, an ethereal occasion that precipitates pondering of personal musings.
Dream Day honors the memory of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., who delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech on August 28, 1963, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.
On August 28th, dreamers and others are encouraged to wear black and white apparel to demonstrate reverence for unity among the races.
Race Your Mouse Day
Are you tired of the old rat race? Need a study break or a breather at the office? Could you be sick of playing cat-and-mouse with coworkers or higher-ups?
August 28th is Race Your Mouse Day. How fast can you click that computer mouse?
Computer users may choose their favorite online or software games of dexterity and speed on August 28th, testing the limits of their hand-held computer pointing devices or the touch-pads on their laptop computers.
Perhaps ironically, August 28th is also St. Hermes’ Day, honoring the patron saint of insanity.
Special Saints Days (Various)
The Calendar of the Saints lists the following for August 28th: Adelindis of Buchau, Alexander of Constantinople, Alfons Maria Mazurek, Augustine of Hippo, Aurelio da Vinalesa, Edmund Arrowsmith, Fortunatus, Gorman, Hermes of Rome, Hugh More, James Claxton, John Roche and Julian of Auvergne.
Additional August 28th saints include Levkadia Herasymiv, Margaret Ward, Moses the Black, Pelagius, Robert Morton, Rumwald, Teresa Bracco, Thomas Felton, Thomas Holford, Vivian, William Dean and William Guntei.
Notable Anniversaries on August 28th:
British pharmacists John Lea and William Perrins created Worcestershire Sauce on August 28, 1837. The savory fermented condiment became publicly available the following year. The Original Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce is now owned by the H.J. Heinz Company.
On August 28, 1907, two Seattle teens (Jim Casey and Claude Ryan) began a package delivery service known as American Messenger Company. This enterprise later became known as United Parcel Service, or UPS.
Various Other August 28th Holidays
August 28th is also Cheese Sacrifice Day, Dream Day Quest and Jubilee Holiday, Feast Day of St. Augustine, Feast of St. Julian the Martyr, Festival of Neon Revolution, Hong Kong Liberation Day, Mariamoba – Assumption Day (Republic of Georgia), Nativity of Nephthys – Goddess of Love (Egypt) and Race Your Mouse Around the Icons Day.
Additional August 28th holidays include Runic half-month of As (last day), St. Augustine of Hippo’s Day, St. Hermes the Martyr Feast Day, St. Moses the Black’s Day, Velika Gospojina – Eastern Orthodox Assumption Holiday (Bosnia-Herzegovina) and World Sauntering Day.
Happy August 28th to one and all!
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