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August's Observations and Celebrations

By VerityCU August 01, 2022 Community

Happy August! As we transition into the next month of 2022 we would like to acknowledge the celebrations and observances. 

Below is a list of celebrations and observances throughout August, as well as links to government or nonprofit websites that help provide more education on each topic.

Month-long Observances & Celebrations

  • National Black Business Month: August is dedicated to supporting Black Businesses in our communities. Seattle and the surrounding areas have great resources to help find and support black-owned businesses in our communities. Check out the Intentionalist,, and the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle, all of which help connect you to local Black businesses.
  • National Civility Month: With everything going on in the world, both at home and abroad, it’s a good reminder that we should be kind to our fellow human beings, provide people grace, and ensure we remain civil when interacting with each other. A little kindness can go a long way. The National Civility Association has more resources and information to check out.


Daily Observances & Celebrations

  • Tuesday, August 9th – International Day of the World’s Indigenous People: This year, the UN’s focus is on Indigenous woman, who “are the backbone of indigenous peoples’ communities and play a crucial role in the preservation and transmission of traditional ancestral knowledge.” Visit the UN’s website for more information.
  • Thursday, August 19th - World Humanitarian Day: This year’s focus is around #TheHumanRace and the climate emergency “wreaking havoc across the world”. Learn more at the UN page for World Humanitarian Day
  • Thursday, August 26th - Women’s Equality Day: A commemoration of the day in 1920 when Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby signed the proclamation granting American women the constitutional right to vote. Learn more about Women’s Equality Day at the National Women’s History Alliance website.

We acknowledge that we may not have listed every celebration and observance that is important to you and your community. If you have a suggestion for inclusion, please email