Get your smile on, August 1 to 7 is International Clown Week. The first week in August is also World Breastfeeding Week - August 1-7, both always celebrated during the first week in August. Not sure how these two coincided, but someone was not checking their calendar.
On October 8, 1970, Public Law 91-443 under the 91st Congress, JJR
26 was passed by both the House and Senate and was sent to the
president for his signature. It was signed into law by President
Nixon on August 2, 1971. Many clown organizations have an
international constituency and over time, National Clown Week has
expanded to be International Clown Week.
World Breastfeeding Week was first celebrated in 1992 by World
Alliance for Breastfeeding Action and is now observed in over 120
countries by UNICEF, WHO and their partners including individuals,
organizations, and governments. WABA's goal is to re-establish a
global breastfeeding culture and provide support for breastfeeding
everywhere. The World Health Organization and the American
Academy of Pediatrics emphasize the value of breastfeeding for
mothers as well as children.
August 6, 2010 is National Fresh Breath Day. A group of New York
dentists created this holiday as an awareness that having fresh
breath is part of overall health and wellness. Appropriate at
the end of Breastfeeding week.
Following that is Happiness Happens Day celebrated each year on
August 8, founded in 1999 by the Secret Society of Happy People as
“Admit You’re Happy Day.”