August

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Depiction of harvesting in the August calendar page of the Queen Mary Psalter (fol. 78v), ca. 1310

August is the eighth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars, and the fifth of seven months to have a length of 31 days.[1] It was originally named Sextilis in Latin because it was the sixth month in the original ten-month Roman calendar under Romulus in 753 BC, and March was the first month of the year. About 700 BC, it became the eighth month when January and February were added to the year before March by King Numa Pompilius, who also gave it 29 days. Julius Caesar added two days when he created the Julian calendar in 46 BC (708 AUC), giving it its modern length of 31 days. In 8 BC, it was renamed in honor of Augustus. According to a Senatus consultum quoted by Macrobius, he chose this month because it was the time of several of his great triumphs, including the conquest of Egypt.[2]

In the Southern Hemisphere, August is the seasonal equivalent of February in the Northern Hemisphere. In many European countries, August is the holiday month for most workers. Numerous religious holidays occurred during August in ancient Rome.[3]

Certain meteor showers take place in August. The Kappa Cygnids take place in August, with the dates varying each year. The Alpha Capricornids meteor shower takes place as early as July 10 and ends at around August 10, and the Southern Delta Aquariids take place from mid-July to mid-August, with the peak usually around July 28–29. The Perseids, a major meteor shower, typically takes place between July 17 and August 24, with the days of the peak varying yearly. The star cluster of Messier 30 is best observed around August.

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.[4][5]

August symbols

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Augustus
Alemannisch: August
አማርኛ: ኦገስት
Ænglisc: Wēodmōnaþ
Аҧсшәа: Нанҳәа
العربية: أغسطس
aragonés: Agosto
ܐܪܡܝܐ: ܐܒ
armãneashti: Avgustu
arpetan: Oût
অসমীয়া: আগষ্ট
asturianu: Agostu
Atikamekw: Otatakon pisimw
Avañe'ẽ: Jasypoapy
авар: Август
Aymar aru: Thaya phaxsi
azərbaycanca: Avqust
বাংলা: আগস্ট
Bahasa Banjar: Agustus
Bân-lâm-gú: 8 goe̍h
башҡортса: Август
беларуская: Жнівень
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Жнівень
भोजपुरी: अगस्त
Bikol Central: Agosto
български: Август
Boarisch: August
bosanski: August
brezhoneg: Eost
català: Agost
Чӑвашла: Çурла уйăхĕ
Cebuano: Agosto
čeština: Srpen
chiTumbuka: Ogasiti
corsu: Aostu
Cymraeg: Awst
dansk: August
davvisámegiella: Borgemánnu
Deutsch: August
ދިވެހިބަސް: އޮގަސްޓު
dolnoserbski: Awgust
eesti: August
Ελληνικά: Αύγουστος
emiliàn e rumagnòl: Agòst
эрзянь: Умарьков
español: Agosto
Esperanto: Aŭgusto
estremeñu: Agostu
euskara: Abuztu
eʋegbe: Dasiamime
فارسی: اوت
Fiji Hindi: August
føroyskt: August
français: Août
Frysk: Augustus
furlan: Avost
Gaeilge: An Lúnasa
Gaelg: Luanistyn
Gagauz: Harman ay
Gàidhlig: An Lùnastal
galego: Agosto
贛語: 八月
ગુજરાતી: ઓગસ્ટ
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: 8-ngie̍t
хальмг: Ноха сар
한국어: 8월
Hawaiʻi: ‘Aukake
հայերեն: Օգոստոս
हिन्दी: अगस्त
hornjoserbsce: Awgust
hrvatski: Kolovoz
Ido: Agosto
Igbo: August
Ilokano: Agosto
বিষ্ণুপ্রিয়া মণিপুরী: আগষ্ট
Bahasa Indonesia: Agustus
interlingua: Augusto
Interlingue: August
ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ/inuktitut: ᐊᐅᒍᔅ
Ирон: Август
isiXhosa: Eyethupha
íslenska: Ágúst
italiano: Agosto
עברית: אוגוסט
Basa Jawa: Agustus
kalaallisut: Aggusti
ಕನ್ನಡ: ಆಗಸ್ಟ್
Kapampangan: Agostu
ქართული: აგვისტო
kaszëbsczi: Zélnik
қазақша: Тамыз
kernowek: Mis Est
Kinyarwanda: Kanama
Kiswahili: Agosti
Kreyòl ayisyen: Out
Кыргызча: Август
кырык мары: Август
Ladino: Ogusto
лакку: Август
лезги: Август
ລາວ: ສິງຫາ
Latina: Augustus
latviešu: Augusts
Lëtzebuergesch: August
lietuvių: Rugpjūtis
Ligure: Agosto
Livvinkarjala: Elokuu
lumbaart: Agost
magyar: Augusztus
मैथिली: अगस्त
македонски: Август
Malagasy: Aogositra
മലയാളം: ഓഗസ്റ്റ്
Malti: Awwissu
მარგალური: მარაშინათუთა
مصرى: اغسطس
Bahasa Melayu: Ogos
Baso Minangkabau: Agustus
Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄: 8 nguŏk
мокшень: Сёроньков
မြန်မာဘာသာ: ဩဂုတ်
Na Vosa Vakaviti: Okosita
Nederlands: Augustus (maand)
Nedersaksies: Augustus
नेपाली: अगस्ट
नेपाल भाषा: अगस्ट
日本語: 8月
Napulitano: Aùsto
нохчийн: Август
Nordfriisk: August
Norfuk / Pitkern: Orgas
norsk: August
norsk nynorsk: August
Nouormand: Août
Novial: Auguste
occitan: Agost
олык марий: Сорла (тылзе)
ଓଡ଼ିଆ: ଅଗଷ୍ଟ
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Avgust
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਅਗਸਤ
Pangasinan: Agosto
پنجابی: اگست
پښتو: اگسټ
Перем Коми: Август
ភាសាខ្មែរ: ខែសីហា
Piemontèis: Ost
Tok Pisin: Ogas
Plattdüütsch: August
polski: Sierpień
Ποντιακά: Αλωνάρτς
português: Agosto
Qaraqalpaqsha: Avgust
qırımtatarca: Avgust
Ripoarisch: Aujuss
română: August
русиньскый: Авґуст
русский: Август
саха тыла: Атырдьах ыйа
Gagana Samoa: Aokuso
संस्कृतम्: अगस्त
sardu: Austu
Scots: August
Sesotho sa Leboa: Phato
shqip: Gushti
sicilianu: Austu
සිංහල: අගෝස්තු
Simple English: August
سنڌي: آگسٽ
SiSwati: ÍNgci
slovenčina: August
slovenščina: Avgust
ślůnski: Śyrpjyń
Soomaaliga: Agoosto
کوردی: ئاب
српски / srpski: Август
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: August (mjesec)
Basa Sunda: Agustus
suomi: Elokuu
svenska: Augusti
Tagalog: Agosto
தமிழ்: ஆகத்து
Taqbaylit: Ɣuct
tarandíne: Aguste
татарча/tatarça: Август
తెలుగు: ఆగష్టు
tetun: Agostu
тоҷикӣ: Август
ᏣᎳᎩ: ᎦᎶᏂ
Türkçe: Ağustos
Türkmençe: Awgust
українська: Серпень
اردو: اگست
ئۇيغۇرچە / Uyghurche: تومۇز
Vahcuengh: 8 nyied
vèneto: Agosto
vepsän kel’: Eloku
Tiếng Việt: Tháng tám
Volapük: Gustul
Võro: Põimukuu
walon: Awousse
West-Vlams: Ogustus
Winaray: Agosto
Wolof: Waxset
吴语: 8月
Xitsonga: Mhawuri
ייִדיש: אויגוסט
Yorùbá: Oṣù Kẹjọ
粵語: 8月
Zazaki: Tebaxe
žemaitėška: Rogpjūtis
中文: 8月
Bahasa Hulontalo: Agustus
ГӀалгӀай: Мяцхали бутт