Usually, August means back to school. For parents, it's a time of great joy. For kids, it's a time of great misery. However, August of 2014 is going to be the greatest month of your lifetime.

Why am I so pumped about August 2014? August, this year, will have 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays. This happens only once every 823 years. The Chinese call it 'Silver Pockets Full."

Will you find riches this August? I don't know, but there's definitely the opportunity for an extra weekend backyard BBQ!


Upon further investigation, it seems that maybe this isn't as rare of an occurrence as I originally thought. From -

"In August 2010, an item began circulating via social media sites and e-mailforwards claiming that the month was something special: An August including five Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays happened only once every 800+ years,and 2010 was one of those rare years. Similar claims about months containing five instances of three different days of the week have subsequently been circulated about other months in the years 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. Those months may be special, but only a little bit — nothing close to 800 years' worth of special. They, as do all months with 31 days, include five occurrences of three days of the week that follow a simple pattern which repeats every several years."