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Birthstone: Peridot


Flower of the month: Gladiolus


Health Awareness: National Immunization Awareness Month


Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases


Holidays and Events:


12th – International Youth Day

12 August was first designated International Youth Day by the UN General Assembly in

1999, and serves as an annual celebration of the role of young women and men as

essential partners in change, and an opportunity to raise awareness of challenges

and problems facing the world’s youth.

19th – World Humanitarian Day

World Humanitarian Day (WHD) is held every year on 19 August to pay tribute to aid

workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service, and to rally support for people

affected by crises around the world. "From supporting civilians caught up in crisis to

addressing disease outbreaks, women humanitarians are on the front lines."
— UN Secretary-General, António Guterres

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