HuskyPup - 6:29 pm on Aug 1, 2011 (gmt 0)
What holidays on August?
Ok, this is a generalisation so don't shoot me down however much of Europe is on annual holidays with schools and many factories closed.
Sure some factories stagger their holidays but from the third week of July to the first week of September much of Europe is on break time.
I do know that many other northern hemisphere countries also time their major breaks around this period as well, you only have to look at school academic terms to realise this:
When I worked in Italy we had the entire month of August off work:-)