Top Most Popular Holidays & Festivals in August Around The World
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Important days in August 2021 are numerous. See the list of significant days in August & not miss anything important.
1 August - National Mountain Climbing Day
National Mountain Climbing Day is observed annually on August 1. According to rumors, the holiday was created in honor of Josh Madigan and Bobby Mathews, the author's son, who conquered all 46 of the Adirondack Mountains' High Peaks.
1 August – Yorkshire Day
Yorkshire Day is celebrated every year on 1st August. It is the UK's largest country. This day is celebrated to honour everything about the history of the country to its most memorable residents.
1-7 August - World Breastfeeding Week
It is a global campaign that is celebrated every year during the first week of August in several countries across the world. World Breastfeeding Week first time was celebrated in 1992.
First Sunday of August – Friendship Day
It's Friendship Day on the first Sunday in August. In the US, it became customary to set aside a day to celebrate friends in 1935. As Friendship Day gained popularity, many nations, including India, started to observe it.
4 August - U.S. Coast Guard Day
Every year on 4 August U.S. Coast Guard Day is observed to honour the establishment of the Revenue Marine on 4 August in 1790 by the Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton.
6 August - Hiroshima Day
On August 6, 1945, due to a nuclear bomb attack, an entire city of Hiroshima in Japan was destroyed and thousands of people lost their lives. Hiroshima Day is observed on August 6 in the remembrance of those who lost their lives on this unfortunate day, decades ago.
First Friday of August - International Beer Day
This festival is especially designed for beer lovers. This grand event draws a sizable crowd from all over the world thanks to the 2,200 different beers served by roughly 340 breweries from over 85 different nations. Apart from the numerous beer tents and vendor booths, there are 18 different stages set up along a 2-kilometer stretch for performers to perform stage shows and play live music.
On the first day of the festival, try to visit the Bier Meile early to avoid having to push through the crowd. Get a beer map at the establishment, as most people do, to guide you to the various beer regions. At the information booth, you can also purchase a festival kit for the holiday season. A 20-ounce beer glass is included in the kit and can be carried around for the remaining three days.
There are many delicious international cuisines available here. It's a memorable experience to enjoy your favorite beer while eating some grilled sausages or steaks and taking in Karl-Marx Allee's stunning architecture.
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8 August: Quit Indian Movement Day
On 8h August, the Quit India Movement Day is noticed on this day, In the year 1942 on this day, the Quit India Movement began at the All-India Congress Committee Session in Bombay.
9 August: Nagasaki Day & International Day of World’s Indegenous Peoples
In remembrance of those who perished in the American nuclear attack on Nagasaki in 1945, August 9 is observed as Nagasaki Day.
Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, which falls on August 9th, is a second holiday celebrated to promote and protect the human rights of indigenous people.
10-17 August Sziget Festival, Budapest
Sziget festival, one of the largest musical extravaganzas in Europe, hosts renowned rock concerts, theatrical productions, cabarets, literary readings, sports events, and other kid-friendly events. More than 4,00,000 people attend this massive festival over the course of a week to take in live performances by renowned international performers in a variety of genres.
Before you arrive at the venue, make sure to purchase your entry tickets online. At the location, camping is permitted. Enjoy a variety of available snacks, such as hot dogs, boiled corn, and pancakes, that are sold in the stores. Young people in Budapest love the ruin pubs that Sziget, The Island of Freedom, frequently erects. You must try a shot of palinka, a traditional Hungarian beverage made with fruit, to quench your thirst.
Do keep in mind that you can only take photos at the festival with the organizing team's written permission.
11 & 12 August: Janmashtami
This year Janmashtami is celebrated on 11th and 12th August to mark the birth of Lord Krishna. Fasting and Dahi Handi are the two most common events that took place on the auspicious occasion of Janmashtami
11-14 August: International Balloon Fiesta, Bristol
International Balloon Fiesta cordially invites you to a grand festival of balloons as part of its 38th anniversary celebration this year. Witness the amazing mass ascent of more than 150 hot air balloons in a variety of sizes, colors, and designs, as well as a few solar-powered balloons. If you want to spend money on a once-in-a-lifetime experience, you can reserve a balloon flight online and, in addition to taking pictures from the balloon while it is in the air, get a bird's eye view of Ashton Court Mansion below.
As part of a sizable crowd from various nations, take in the evening fireworks show and fantastic background music while marveling at the tethered balloons ascending to the heavens. In order to experience every second of this colorful and energetic celebration, many people also rent caravans to this family-friendly festival and set up camp there.
12 August: International Youth Day
International Youth Day is celebrated on 12 August around the globe to focus on the development and protection of youth in the society.
12 August: World Elephant Day
It is observed on 12 August annually to make people understand to preserve and protect the giant animal elephant. This is the way to bring the world together to help elephants.
13 August: International Lefthanders Day
Every year on 13 August Lefthanders Day is observed. It raises awareness about the problems and difficulties that left handed persons faced.
13 August: World Organ Donation Day
World Organ Donation Day is observed on 13 August to spread awareness about the importance of organ donation.
13 – 15 August: Obon Festival, Japan
In Japan, a holiday honoring ancestors is called the "Bon Festival," also spelled "obon." Obon is a major part of Japanese culture and is widely observed all over the nation, though regional variations in celebration may exist.
Because Buddhism is one of the country's main religions and because Obon is a Buddhist holiday, many people plan their vacation time from work around it. As a result, public places in Japan frequently experience high levels of traffic because it is a busy time of year for both domestic and international travel. As many prefectures hold their own festivals in conjunction with the event, some of which will be listed below, people are free to travel back to their hometowns.
14 August - Youm-e-Azadi (Pakistan Independence Day)
Youm-e-Azadi or Pakistan Independence Day is observed annually on 14 August. On this day Pakistan achieved Independence and was declared a sovereign nation following the end of British rule in 1947.
15 August: Ferragosto, Italy
Italy observes the Assumption Feast as a national holiday. While some Italians are currently on vacation abroad, others choose to spend time with their loved ones at the seaside or at their mountain home. You might want to read up on Italian beach etiquette if you find yourself on the beach in Italy during Ferragosto or at any other time of the year.
15 August: National Mourning Day (Bangladesh)
On 15 August, National Mourning Day in Bangladesh is observed. On this day Bangladesh's first President Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was assassinated along with most of his family members.
15 August : Independence Day in India
Every Year on 15 August, India celebrates Independence Day. As on this day, India got freedom from British rule. It makes us remind about a new beginning, the beginning of a new era free from British colonialism of more than 200 years.
16 August: Bennington Battle Day
Bennington Battle Day is is observed on 16 August. This Day devoted to the Battle of Bennington held in 1777 on August 16 in America is known as the Bennington Battle Day.
16 August: Palio di Siena
We informed you about the inaugural Palio della Madonna di Provenzana, which was held in Siena on July 2. On August 16, the second leg of the Palio della Assunta, a medieval bareback horse race, draws crowds back to Piazza del Campo. A mass kicks off the busy day, which is followed by victory celebrations.
17 August 2020: Indonesian Independence Day
Indonesian Independence Day is celebrated on 17th August. Indonesia got Independence from the Dutch colonization in 1945.
19 August 2020: World Photography Day & World Humanitarian Day
On August 19, people around the world celebrate World Photography Day. The art, craft, science, and history of photography are all celebrated on the global scale on World Photography Day.
World Humanitarian Day, which is also observed on August 19th, is a holiday honoring people who have given their lives or sacrificed a great deal for humanitarian causes.
20 August: World Mosquito Day, Sadbhavana Diwas & Indian Akshay Urja Day
Three distinct holidays are observed on August 20: World Mosquito Day, Sadbhavana Divas, and Indian Akshay Urja Day.
It is customary to observe World Mosquito Day on August 20. It is observed in honor of British physician Sir Ronald Ross, who identified the underlying cause of malaria.
Rajiv Gandhi, the late prime minister who gave his life in the service of the country, is remembered during the Sadbhavana Divas. To commemorate and recognize the great man's contribution to India as a nation, the Sadbhavana Divas is observed.
Indian Akshay Urja Day, observed on August 20, is a different holiday that emphasizes the development of renewable energy sources in India.
20 August: Istvan’s Day Hungary
Also known as St. Stephen’s Day (in honor of the first King of Hungary who was canonized in 1083). Expect bread blessings, day-long festivities such as an air and water parade on the Danube in Budapest, followed by fireworks spectaculars in the evening. Perhaps pop into one of the ruin bars for a drink.
23 August: International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition
This day is observed on 23 August every year to remind us about the tragedy of the slave trade in memory of all peoples that is about the tragedy of the transatlantic slave trade. It provides a chance to think about the historic causes and the consequences of the slave trade.
23 August: European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism
This day is observed on 23 August every year as a remembrance day for victims of totalitarian regimes mainly Communism, Fascism, Nazism, etc. It is also known as Black Ribbon Day in some countries. This day also symbolises the rejection of "extremism, intolerance, and oppression".
26 August: Women's Equality Day
This day commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which granted the women right to vote. In 1971, the U.S. Congress officially recognized August 26 as Women's Equality Day.
26 August: International Dog Day
It is celebrated on 26 August to recognise the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year.
29 August: National Sports Day
National Sports Day is celebrated on 29 August every year to honour the birthday of Dhyan Chand a field hockey player. National Sports Day is also known as Rashtriya Khel Divas.
30 August: Small Industry Day
Small Industry Day is observed on 30 August every year to support and promote small scale industries. Do you know that small scale industries are privately owned small corporations or manufacturers with limited resources and manpower?
31 August: Hari Merdeka (Malaysia National Day)
Every year Hari Merdeka (Malaysia National Day) is celebrated on 31 August.
August Important Festivals Around the World
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August: Feria de Flores Festival, Medellin, Colombia
It can be unpredictable with the weather in August in Colombia. Feria de Flores (Festival of the Flowers), a spectacular 10-day celebration of nature, is one thing Medellin has in August to make up for its (occasionally) cloudy appearance. The dates for 2021 need to be confirmed.
The Parade of Silleteros, the festival's centerpiece event, will feature elaborate floral arrangements and floats made of locally grown flowers. Although it seems unfair to compare them, they are all vying to be named the most impressive arrangement. Each arrangement is eligible for a number of categories, including one for children.
August: Guca Trumpet Festival, Serbia
The Gua Trumpet Festival, also referred to as Dragaevski Sabo occasionally, is probably not as well-known as events like the Edinburgh Fringe and the Notting Hill Carnival.
Nevertheless, for three days in the middle of August, the small Serbian town of Gua comes to life as part of its annual festival, which features the best brass music performances. Each year, hundreds of thousands go. Dates and events for 2021 have not yet been determined.
21 to 22 August: Mount Hagen Show, Papua New Guinea
The Mount Hagen Cultural Show, which lasts for two days in August and is hosted by the locals, brings Mount Hagen, in the western province of Papua New Guinea, to life.
Papua New Guinea is undoubtedly a difficult location and truly off the beaten path. As a result, only extremely experienced travelers should make travel plans, and they should also carefully follow the FCO's Official Travel Advice before leaving.
28 and 29 August: Notting Hill Carnival, London
The Notting Hill Carnival, one of the biggest street festivals in Europe, features performers in multicolored costumes, samba dancing, calypso music, and other live music genres like dub and reggae. People from all over the world come to the Caribbean community's two-day festival.
With Jouvert, which takes place along the route of the Notting Hill parade, people in their most colorful carnival garb get the party started at 6 am. Bring a fancy, colorful outfit with you for the occasion, or buy one in London. Visit Powis Square's World Music Stage to catch some top-notch soca performances.
From the many stalls arranged along the streets, indulge in Caribbean street food. Some of the all-time favorites around here include salt fish, goat curry, and jerk chicken and rice. The Kid's Day, where a lively and joyous children's parade is taking place, is a special attraction for kids if you're bringing kids along. Remember that this will be a long day with lots of walking in between all the fun. Bring water, pack some wet wipes (you might need them after meals), and wear your most comfortable shoes—preferably ones that are brightly colored to fit the carnival-themed atmosphere.
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