In many European countries, August is the holiday month for most workers. Numerous religious holidays occurred during August in ancient Rome.
Among the aborigines of the Canary Islands, especially among the Guanches of Tenerife, the month of August received in the name of Beñesmer or Beñesmen, which was also the harvest festival held this month.
August’s birthstones are the peridot, sardonyx, and spinel.
Its birth flower is the gladiolus or poppy, meaning beauty, strength of character, love, marriage and family.
The Western zodiac signs for the month of August are Leo (until August 22) and Virgo (from August 23 onwards)
“Fairest of the months!
Ripe summer’s queen
The hey-day of the year
With robes that gleam with sunny sheen
Sweet August doth appear.”
~ R. Combe Miller
Artwork: Wendy Andrew
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