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August

The Eighth Month of the Year

According to the Gregorian Calendar, the month of August is the eighth month of the year and has a total of 31 days. The month was given the name August by the Roman Senate in honor of emperor Augustus Caesar who ruled Rome from 63 BC until 14 AD.

In the Southern Hemisphere, August is cold and rainy, similar to the month of February in the Northern Hemisphere. In the Northern Hemisphere, August is hot and humid in many areas and hot and dry in others.

The birthstone for the month of August:

  • Peridot: As the birthstone for August, it signifies joy and happiness in marriage. Peridot is a light to olive green, moderately hard, transparent mineral. Onyx is listed as an alternative birthstone for the month of August.

The flower for August is the Poppy or the Gladiolis. This means beauty, strength of character, love, marriage and family.

Interesting facts about August:

  • In common years, no other month starts on the same day of the week as August, though in leap years February starts on the same day.
  • August ends on the same day of the week as November every year.

The 12 months of the year:

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