At some point, you must have wondered why people use the statement " August Visitor" for a unique visitor or an unexpected visitor.
it's funny how August Visitor does not necessarily mean a visitor that visited in the month of August. A distinguished visitor in January, February or March can also be referred to as an " August Visitor'
To address this, let us dive into a little history about the month of August
The Origin of the Month of August
In the original Roman calendar, the month of August was called "'Sextilis''. This was because it was the sixth month of the year.
Then why did it change? I mean Sextilis is not such a bad name 😁 and "Sextilis Visitor" sounds very much catchy than ''August Visitor" right?
''Sextilis" was later renamed in 8 BCE to honour Augustus Caesar who was an important regal person and also the first Roman Emperor.
That's pretty much about August history
"August Visitor" Meaning and Origin
The Origin of the phrase "August Visitor" can be traced back to Europe. In Europe, August is the peak of the summer season and is mostly referred to as the most comfortable month of hospitality for them.
The term ‘August Visitor’ is usually used to describe the visit of a highly dignified or important person or an unexpected visitor with unusual importance and influence.
"Augustus", in turn, is a Latin adjective derived from the verb "augere" (to make greater), and the word suggests majesty and distinction.
Hence, the usage of the phrase "August Visitor" can suggest the importance of a visitor, regardless of the time of the year.
You can be an August Visitor this August,
Plan a visit to an old friend or colleague, it would be amazing!
Have a wonderful month