August

White poppy

White poppy

August is the eighth month of the year. It is one of these months throughout the history of the Mankind when the Empires used to fall. Therefore this month is also called Fall of Empires Month.

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The Zodiac signs of August are Leo and Virgo.

Flowers of August  are  Poppy or Gladiolus.

Gladiolus is a symbol of  remembrance,  sincerity, infatuation, calm, integrity  and strength of character. The leaves of Gladiolus remind a sword, therefore this was a flower of ancient Roman Gladiators. Gladiolus means a ‘sword lily’,thus it represents the heart which is being “pierced with love.”

The other August flower is the poppy. A red poppy  is a symbol of pleasure,  however a white poppy is a symbol of remembrance and is given for consolation. Whilst  a yellow poppy  sends your wishes for  wealth and success. Poppy is said to be the symbol of marriage, love and family as well.

Birthstones of August

Modern Birthstone  of August is Peridot
Traditional Birthstone  for August is Sardonyx
Mystical Birthstone  of this month is Diamond
Ayurvedic Birthstone  is a Sapphire

Celebrations of August

  • United States- American Artists Appreciation Month
  • National Canning Month
  • National Catfish Month
  • National Golf Month
  • National HAIRritage Month
  • National Parks Month
  • National Sandwich Month
  • National Water Quality Month
  • Architecture Month
  • Breastfeeding Month
  • Foot Health Month
  • Psychic Month
  • Romance Awareness Month
  • Science, Medicine and Technology Books Month

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