August Birth Month Fun Facts and Gift Guide
In this article you'll find interesting facts about August and gift ideas for August birthdays.
August Birth Stone: Peridot
This green gem is often mistaken for an emerald, but it has its own hue and is just as pretty. This gemstone is formed deep inside the earth and is brought to the surface by volcanoes. According to legend, when a peridot is combined with gold it takes on magical powers, and can even keep nightmares at bay.
August Birth Flower: Gladiolus / Poppy
The gladiolus brings remembrance, calm, integrity and infatuation. Poppy is also a popular August flower: red means pleasure, white means consolation, and yellow brings wishes of wealth and success.
Leo and Virgo
Leo fun fact:
"Leo is connected to the first of twelve labours of the Greek hero Hercules, in which he had to kill the notorious Nemean Lion.
The Lion lived in a cave in Nemea and terrorised the people who lived there. There was no way to defeat him because of the impenetrable skin that could not be punctured by iron, bronze or stone. When Heracles found it, he tried to shoot it with arrows and they simply bounced of the lion’s skin. When the lion entered his cave to hide, Heracles started a search for it. He needed two months to find it in that cave and finally strangled it, using its own claws to get its skin. This skin was made into a cloak, worn as a trophy and a reminder of Heracles’ strength, as well as a cloak of protection that made him look even more fearsome."
August Personality Traits
August babies are either Leos or Virgos, and there's a lot to like about people born under those both of those signs. They tend to be strong, confident and organised. They make naturally strong leaders, because of their charisma and confidence.
Did you know...
• August was named in honour of Augustus Caesar. It has 31 days because Augustus wanted as many days as Julius Caesar's month of July had.
• 1 August 1981- MTV network debuted on cable television, actually playing music videos 24 hours a day. The Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star" was the first video shown.
• The Great Train Robbery was the robbery of £2.6 million from a Royal Mail train heading from Glasgow to London on the West Coast Main Line in the early hours of 8 August 1963.
Special dates in August:
2 August International Beer Day 2019
12 August International Youth Day 2019
13 August International Lefthander’s Day
25 August Notting Hill Carnival will begin at 06:00 on Sunday.
Famous August Birthdays
Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Halle Berry, Steve Martin, Jack Black, Taika Waititi, James Gunn, Louis Armstrong, Mila Kunis, Jennifer Lawrence, Demi Lovato & Luis Guzmán,
August Birthday Gift Guide
What could make a gift more special than adding your own personal memory! These photo keyrings are double sided and personalised with whatever text you'd like to add to it. For example, you could have a photo of you and your bestie and personalise it with "Happy Birthday to my bestie Sam!".
If like to they curl up on the sofa, relax on a hot beach or even sit in the comfort of their back yard to indulge in a book, why not surprise them with a beautiful bookmark?
A gorgeous and relaxing pampering kit of macaron bath bombs and marble soap.