India is a land of festive and décor. There is one event or the other every other day. The month of August is very tricky. It is a month just before one of the biggest festivals of the year, Durga Puja. Excluding that, there are a lot of days and dates in August which must be kept in mind while going through this month. India celebrates important dates in August with full enthusiasm. However, there are some international dates in August as well which must be kept in mind.
In India, the month of August includes Raksha Bandhan, Nag Panchami, Onam, Hariyali Teej as well as Janmasthami. In this month, India celebrates Independence Day with pomp and glory. Apart from these, there are some important international days as well. All the days have their own significance. Some of these days even have a particular theme.
We will start from the very beginning. The 1st of August is National Mountain Climbing Day. On this day the general public honors the author’s son Bobby Mathews, and his friend Josh Madigan because they had successfully climbed the 46 High Peaks of New York State’s Adirondack Mountains. Yorkshire Day is also on the 1st of August. It is the largest country in the United Kingdom. People celebrate this day to honor the history of the country along with its most memorable residents. Keeping this aside, the entire week from 1st to 7th August is World breastfeeding week. It is a global campaign.
4th August is U.S. Coast Guard Day. On this day, the general public honors the Revenue Marine establishment in 1790 by Alexander Hamilton, Secretary of the Treasury. 6th August is termed as Hiroshima Day because on this day, the US dropped a bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. 7th August every year is observed to honor the handloom weavers in the country. It is the National Handloom Day. Gandhiji launched the ‘Quit India Movement’ on 8th August 1942. August Kranti is its name.
On 9th August 1945, the US dropped the ‘Fat Man’ on Nagasaki, 3 days after the Hiroshima incident. Since then, it is known as Nagasaki day. This day is also the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People. It is celebrated to spread the UN’s message on the promotion and protection of the rights of indigenous people all around the world. 10th August celebrates World Lions Day to educated people about lions and their conservation. This day is also World Biofuel Day. It helps spread awareness about the alternatives to fossil fuels. 12th August is both International Youth Day and World Elephant Day. The youth day focuses on the protection and development of youth in society while elephant day tries to encourage people to protect and preserve this mammal.
The 13th of August is International Lefthanders Day as well as World Organ Donation Day. 14th August is Pakistani Independence Day and then comes 15th August which is very important. It’s the National Mourning Day for Bangladesh and National Independence Day for India. Speaking internationally, it is also the Day of the assumption of the Virgin Mary. 16th August is Bennington Battle Day. 17th August is Indonesian Independence Day. 19TH August is World Photography Day and World Humanitarian Day while 20th August is World Mosquito Day as well as Sadbhavna Diwas.
22nd is Raksha Bandhan for the Indians. 26th of August is Women’s Equality Day as well as International Dog Day. Finally comes the last few days. 29th August is National Sports Day and 30th is Small industry Day. 31st of August is Hari Merdeka every year. Thus, the significant days of August come to an end.