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Depending on where you live in the world and what culture(s) you are a part of, different days, weeks, and months of the year may have special meaning.

For the month of August, the first week holds international celebrations of many kinds. The week of August first through seventh is both International Clown week (a celebration of the art of clown performance) and World Breastfeeding Week (promoting exclusive breastfeeding of infants for the first six months of  life.)

There are a number of twenty-four hour holidays that take place in the first week of August. These include the holy or celebratory days of Lammas/Laughnasadh (a British pagan holiday,) National Watermelon Day (United States,) Independence Day (Burkina Faso,) and Republic Day (Republic of Macedonia.) 

Depending on natural, astronomical cycles, the Perseid meteor shower sometimes falls during the first week of August. This year, the Perseid meteor shower is expected to peak on the twelfth or thirteenth of August.

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