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Lighthouse Day is celebrated on August 7 each year as an official holiday recognized by the United States Congress dedicated to the lighthouses, buoys, and beacons all over America. The roots of this holiday date back to the late 1700s when Congress passed the Act for the Establishment and Support of Lighthouse, Beacons, Buoys, and Public Piers. Two hundred years later, on August 7, 1989, the country celebrated the first officially designated Lighthouse Day in recognition of the important contributions of lighthouses and lighthouse keepers for maritime navigation and safety.

Lighthouses are some of the most massive installations on American beaches. Even in the age of satellite imaging and GPS technology, freight ships and small boats still rely on lighthouses to guide them away from land. St. Augustine, Florida, is home to the oldest lighthouse in America. Built in 1586, it predates modern ships, fossil fuels, and even the nation itself.

How to Celebrate Lighthouse Day

Lighthouse day can be difficult to celebrate for people who don’t live in coastal areas. If you live near a port or a town by the coast, visit your local lighthouse, which is probably now a historical landmark.

Read about how lighthouse keepers used whale oil before the advent of electricity. You can also donate to historical groups and societies that aim to preserve these timeless treasures. They all celebrate #LighthouseDay and will be more than happy to share their knowledge of America’s naval prowess.

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Upcoming dates for lighthouse day

When is lighthouse day 2024?Wednesday, August 7, 2024
When is lighthouse day 2025?Thursday, August 7, 2025
When is lighthouse day 2026?Friday, August 7, 2026
When is lighthouse day 2027?Saturday, August 7, 2027
When is lighthouse day 2028?Monday, August 7, 2028
When is lighthouse day 2029?Tuesday, August 7, 2029
When is lighthouse day 2030?Wednesday, August 7, 2030
When is lighthouse day 2031?Thursday, August 7, 2031
When is lighthouse day 2032?Saturday, August 7, 2032
When is lighthouse day 2033?Sunday, August 7, 2033
When is lighthouse day 2034?Monday, August 7, 2034