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Here are some August celebrations and events with histories kids might like to investigate.


B.C. Day (August 3rd, Canada)
Parapan-Am Games (August 7th – 15th), Toronto, Canada
Edinburgh Fringe Festival (August 7th -31st, Edinburgh, Scotland)
International Cat Day (August 8th, Multi-Country)
International Youth Day (August 12th, Multi-Country)
Iowa State Fair (August 13th – 23rd, Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.A.)
Independence Day (August 15th, India)
National Aviation Day (August 19th, U.S.A.)
African Market (August 24th, Spitalfields Market, London, England)
Notting Hill Carnival (August 29th-31st, London, England)


They might also like to learn more about some historic folk born in August:


Herman Melville, writer, August 1st, 1819.
Percy Bysshe Shelley, poet, August 4th, 1792.
Alfred, Lord Tennyson, poet, August 6th, 1809.
Enid Blyton, writer, August 11th, 1897.
Cecil B. Demille, film director & producer, August 12th, 1881.
Fortino Mario Alfonso Moreno Reyes (Cantinflas), comedian, August 12th, 1911.
Georgette Heyer, writer, August 16th, 1902.
Orville Wright, aviator, August 19th, 1871.
Ray Bradbury, writer, August 22nd, 1920.
Norah Lofts, writer, August 27th, 1904.
Mary Shelley, writer, August 30th, 1797.


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