By Linda Denninger

Dream Products in August

Stop by our website DreamProducts.com to find a huge variety of “Unique Items At Affordable Prices”!  Our new catalog will be in the mail the week of August 5th.  If you are not on our mailing list, please visit our website and request a catalog so you are sure not to miss out!  If you visit our site and sign up (for the 1st time) to receive our emails, you can receive 10% off your order!  As a VIP Email customer you will be the first to know about new arrivals and receive special offers just for you!

Enjoy the last full month of Summer!

Fun Facts about August

  • It is the last of the full summer months.
  • The Islamic holiday of Ramadan runs from July 19 to August 18 in 2012.
  • August in the Northern Hemisphere is similar to February in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • Augustus renamed the month of Sextilis because many of his greatest triumphs occurred during this month.
  • August is a month of summer vacation and holiday for many children around the world.
  • Many cultures call this month the harvest month or the time of harvest.

Symbols of August

  • Birthstone: Agate or onyx
  • Flower: Gladiolus or poppy
  • Zodiac signs: Leo and Virgo

History:

In the original Roman calendar the month of August was called Sextilis. This was because it was the sixth month of the year. Later, after January and February were added to the calendar, it became the eighth month of the year. At the time the month had 29 days. When Julius Caesar created the Julian calendar in 45 BC, two days were added giving the month 31 days. The month was later renamed Augustus in honor of the first emperor of Rome, Caesar Augustus.