Important Days in August 2021

August Calendar around the globe

Hello August, The beautiful days of August All over the globe 

1 August (First Sunday of August) – Friendship Day

Friendship Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of August and in 2021 it falls on 1 August. In 1935, a tradition of dedicating a day in honour of friends began in the US. After which the  Friendship Day gained popularity and various countries including India also celebrate this day.


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.This day is important for US army .


6 August – Hiroshima Day       

Hiroshima Day is observed on 6 August every year. This is the day when the atomic bomb was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima during second world war. It is the day of sorrow for japanese.


6 August (First Friday of August) – International Beer Day

International Beer Day is observed on the first Friday of August. Originally it was started in Santa Cruz, California in 2007.


7 August – National Handloom Day

It is observed on 7 August every year to honour the handloom weavers in the country. This year 6th National Handloom Day is celebrated.


8 August – Quit India Movement Day

All India Congress Committee session in Bombay on 8 August, 1942, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi launched the ‘Quit India Movement’. It is also known as August Movement or August Kranti.

Timeline of Indian Freedom Movement from 1885 to 1947


9 August – Nagasaki Day

The United States on 9 August, 1945 dropped a second bomb on Japan at Nagasaki and the bomb is also known as ‘Fat Man’. It was dropped three days after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. It was next level of cruelty shown by American government during second world war.


9 August – International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

Every year International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is celebrated on 9 August to encourage people from around the world to spread the UN’s message on the protection and promotion of the rights of indigenous peoples.


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 society. To aware people about youth are backbone of any country.


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. Many hunters kill elephant for teeth which has lavish cost . Elephant tusk used to make precious grocery.


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. But they are very wise and hard working person.


13 August – World Organ Donation Day

World Organ Donation Day is observed on 13 August to spread awareness about the importance of organ donation. One donation can save ones life.


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 – 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. It is celebrated to remind the importance of freedom.

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