August 4: Herculalia
Not an historical celebration, though the choice of date was not without traditional considerations. In ancient Rome, Hercules Invictus had a festival on August 12, but, following my preference for more evenly distributed feasts (as much as possible, at least), I moved it to the start of the month, after the Greek practice of honouring Hercules on the fourth day.
Besides a traditional ceremony with a ritual fire, physical activity is in order. Since it’s Summer, I may ride my bike to the beach, throw my boomerang and maybe swim before cycling back home, all the while pouring libations of wine before and/or after each form of exercise.
August 13: Nemoralia
The traditional celebration of Diana of the Woods. I plan to visit Her public altar, preferably in the company of my dog, who will also get a few treats during the day. I should pour libations, leave a flower wreath for the goddess and light candles by the window during the night, in what is a home adaptation of the ancient procession of torches.