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.
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