8 Fun Facts to Know If You are Born in August
For all those August born souls out there, here are some fun facts about your birth month that are bound to fascinate you beyond measure.
1. The origin
August was originally known as Sextilis meaning ‘sixth month’ as per the Roman calendar and the term August came to be used only later after the advent of the Gregorian calendar in honor of King Augustus.
2. Star sign
People born in the month of August belong to either of the two zodiac signs viz. Leo or Virgo based on whether their birthday falls before/on or after August 22.
3. Birth flower
Gladiolus is the birth flower for the month of August. Gladiolus , also known as ‘sword lily’, symbolizes power, dexterity and domesticity.
4. Birth stone
Peridot and Sardonyx are the birthstones for the month of August. Peridot is an Olivine which signifies purity and strength while Sardonyx, a variant of Onyx, stands for vigor and romance.