August 12, 2021

World Elephant Day

"On August 12, 2012, the inaugural World Elephant Day was launched to bring attention to the urgent plight of Asian and African elephants. The elephant is loved, revered and respected by people and cultures around the world, yet we balance on the brink of seeing the last of this magnificent creature". Visit for more information.

International Youth Day

"On 17 December 1999, in its resolution 54/120, the United Nations General Assembly endorsed the recommendation made by the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth (Lisbon, 8-12 August 1998) that 12 August be declared International Youth Day." Each year a theme is attached in celebration of the day. In 2016, the theme was "The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Consumption and Production". Visit the for more information.

National Julienne Fries Day

Julienne is a culinary knife cut in which the food item is cut into long thin strips, similar to matchsticks.

National Vinyl Record Day

Celebrated on the day Thomas Edison invented the phonograph, August 12, 1877.

National Middle Child Day

National Middle Child Day is dedicated to those middle children that sometimes feel left out and invisible. Famous middle children include David Letterman, Jennifer Lopez, Bill Gates, and Britney Spears.