NATIONAL NIGHT OUT
A community-police awareness-raising event in the United States, which is annually held on the first Tuesday of August, National Night Out has been celebrated since 1984 and is sponsored by the National Association of town Watch in the United States and Canada.
National Night Out was created to increase awareness about police programs in communities.
Some of these programs include:
- Drug prevention
- town watch
- Neighborhood watch
- Other anti=watch
Events around the country are normally organized by block watches, non-for-profit organizations, companies and police departments. These events can be as simple as backyard barbecues to full-blown festivals.
One of the largest National Night Out events is on the west side of Columbus, Ohio. the Ogden Block Watch in Columbus organizes one of the largest festivals which include live music, food and entertainment.
For more information, see http://www.natw.org/
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT is an “unofficial” national holiday
NATIONAL UNDERWEAR DAY
If you’re like many Americans, your mother warned you to always wear clean underwear in case you were “in an accident!” Although there are probably better reasons to wear fresh underwear, this is the one that most often comes to mind.
A national underwear manufacturer has taken the idea of fresh underwear one giant step further. They’re inviting everyone to participate in setting a new Guinness World Record by wearing their underwear to Times Square on “National Underwear Day,” August 5.
Freshpair founded National Underwear Day on August 5th, 2003. This year they are reaching out to “… cancer survivors struggling to regain their lives, men and women suffering with poor body image, and young and old embracing their sexuality.”
If a trip to New York City isn’t in your travel budget, you can still celebrate by watching the 1983 romance comedy “Risky Business” starring Tom Cruise and Rebecca De Mornay.
NATIONAL UNDERWEAR DAY is an “unofficial” national holiday.
NATIONAL OYSTER DAY
Did you know there are over 100 different species of oysters? They’re typically named after the body of water in which they’re grown because they take on the characteristics of the water they live in.
Here are some other interesting oyster facts:
- The largest oyster-producing body of water in the world is located in Chesapeake Bay on the east coast of the U.S.
- Almost two billion pounds of oysters are eaten each year.
- In the U.S., east coast oysters tend to be smaller, milder and saltier. West coast oysters are creamy and sweet.
- Only one out of every 10,000 oysters will produce a pearl.
NATIONAL OYSTER DAY is an “unofficial” national holiday.
AUGUST 4th HOLIDAYS CELEBRATED AROUND THE WORLD:
World Single Women’s Working Day
International Assistant Dog Appreciation Day