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Wanted: Suggestions for a Federal Holiday in August

Julia Davis

Much to the dismay of Hallmark and the U.S. Postal Service, there are no federal holidays in August. Because we’re always looking for an excuse to throw a good party, let's make one up! If you’ve got an idea for a zany, brainy event or person worthy of national recognition on a certain day each August, make your case in the comments.

We’ll pick our favorite and celebrate it here next month. If your idea is chosen, you’ll win a copy of The Mental Floss History of the United States and the t-shirt of your choice.