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August is the eighth month of the year with 31 days. Named for Augustus Octavianus. The month has 31 days because Augustus wanted as many days as Julius Caesar's July.

August begins on the same day of week as February in a leap year.

In Ireland, August used to be known as Lughnasadh, named after the god Lugh

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