Quirky August Holidays to Celebrate at The Vue Apartments

Reading a book in a gazebo

 

August has holidays? Who knew! Well The Vue Apartment Blog has done some research and August does indeed have holidays — perhaps not as well known as Valentine’s Day, the 4th of July, or Memorial Day — but if  you’re looking for quirky and obscure, we’ve got you covered! Celebrate these holiday right here in Fitchburg, Wisconsin this month.

 

National Book Lovers Day - August 9th

What better way to spend a summer day than reading a book? There are many books you can read in a single day — or over the weekend. Here are a few, with Goodreads reviews, which we think sound interesting. (Check the link for more suggestions about how to celebrate National Book Lovers Day.

 

A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl’s Journal by Joan Blos

I, Catherine Cabot Hall, aged 13 years, 6 months, 29 days…do begin this book.

 

The Anatomy of Peace asks, What if conflicts at home, conflicts at work, and conflicts in the world stem from the same root cause? What if we systematically misunderstand that cause? And what if, as a result, we unwittingly perpetuate the very problems we think we are trying to solve?

National Waffle Day — August 24th

Food holidays are definitely a thing these days, and we sometimes wonder why National Kumquat Day is a thing, but we can get behind National Waffle Day! Here are a few waffle recipes to help you celebrate! Whip up a batch or two this month.

 

Chicken and Waffles from Food Network

Ree Drummond, of The Pioneer Woman fame, provides a made-from-scratch recipe for the chicken, waffles, and sauce, with a video detailing the finer points. Plan ahead to make this taste treat.

 

Belgian Waffles from Cooking Classy

There’s nothing like a basic belgian waffle. Sprinkle your waffle with powdered sugar and cinnamon, top it with white chocolate mousse or ice cream, and decorate your waffle with your favorite fruits. This versatile recipe works well with a variety of toppings.

More Herbs, Less Salt Day - August 29th

“Eating a healthy, balanced diet is often easier said than done – it takes thought, time and effort to prepare fresh and nutritious food, when less healthy options are often much easier and more convenient!

 

“More Herbs, Less Salt Day encourages you to take a simple step to re-align this balance, through the use of herbs in home-cooked dishes in place of salt. It doesn’t take much room or effort to grow a variety of fresh herbs, and a little rosemary, thyme, mint or other herbs can do just as much to enrich a dish as a heavy dose of salt.”

 

Keep an eye on social media for #MoreHerbsLessSaltDay.


We hope you have fun celebrating these and other weird and/or quirky holidays this August at your apartment or when you’re out and about in Fitchburg. What is the strangest holiday you know about? Share with our apartment community in the comments.

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