HOLIDAYS AUGUST 2020

OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS

All-in-one holidays August 2020, observances and event calendar has been compiled with all the events happening worldwide and which days are celebrated with their observance and events listed.

We have tried to list the international days like this month of August 2020 has world photography day, world lizard day, international youth day, international biodiesel day etc. Similarly there are many more.

Feel free to add any event through our contact page or by simply writing a comment so that we can add it to our list.

1st August 2020 – Saturday

Bakri Id / Eid ul-Adha: Eid al-Adha or Eid Qurban, also called the “Festival of the Sacrifice”, is the second of two Islamic holidays celebrated worldwide each year, and considered the holier of the two. It honors the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God’s command.

Colorado Day: Colorado Day is celebrated on August 1 each year in Colorado, a western state of the United States (U.S.).

Sacrifice Feast Day 2: The Sacrifice Feast in Turkey is a four-day religious festival. The Sacrifice Feast traditions in Turkey include sacrificing an animal in a special ritual, visiting relatives, and helping the poor. The Sacrifice Feast is one of the oldest Islamic holidays in Turkey. It commemorates the story about Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) who showed obedience to God by agreeing to sacrifice his son. God then sent him a ram to be sacrificed instead. The Sacrifice Feast comes about 70 days after the Ramadan Feast. According to an old belief, it is unlucky to get married or start a new business in the period between these two holidays.

Swiss National Day: The Swiss National Day is the national holiday of Switzerland, set on 1 August. Although the founding of the Swiss Confederacy was first celebrated on this date in 1891 and annually since 1899, it has only been an official holiday since 1994.

HOLIDAYS, OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 1st AUGUST 2020.
1-Aug-20Bakri Id / Eid ul-Adha
1-Aug-20Colorado Day
1-Aug-20Eid al-Adha holiday
1-Aug-20Hari Raya Haji holiday
1-Aug-20Id el Kabir additional holiday
1-Aug-20Sacrifice Feast Day 2
1-Aug-20Swiss National Day

2nd August 2020 – Sunday

Eid al-Adha holiday: Eid al-Adha or Eid Qurban, also called the “Festival of the Sacrifice”, is the second of two Islamic holidays celebrated worldwide each year, and considered the holier of the two. It honours the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God’s command.

Friendship Day: Friendship Day is a day in several countries for celebrating friendship. It was first proposed in 1958 in Paraguay as the “International Friendship Day”.

Hari Raya Haji holiday: Eid al-Adha or Eid Qurban, also called the “Festival of the Sacrifice”, is the second of two Islamic holidays celebrated worldwide each year, and considered the holier of the two. It honors the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God’s command.

Sacrifice Feast Day 3: The Sacrifice Feast in Turkey is a four-day religious festival. The Sacrifice Feast traditions in Turkey include sacrificing an animal in a special ritual, visiting relatives and helping the poor. The Sacrifice Feast is one of the oldest Islamic holidays in Turkey. It commemorates the story about Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) who showed obedience to God by agreeing to sacrifice his son. God then sent him a ram to be sacrificed instead. The Sacrifice Feast comes about 70 days after the Ramadan Feast. According to an old belief, it is unlucky to get married or start a new business in the period between these two holidays.

HOLIDAYS, OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 2nd AUGUST 2020.
2-Aug-20Eid al-Adha holiday
2-Aug-20Friendship Day
2-Aug-20Hari Raya Haji holiday
2-Aug-20Sacrifice Feast Day 3

3rd August 2020 – Monday

Bank Holiday: A bank holiday is a national public holiday in the United Kingdom. These are set by the UK parliament in statute law. The term bank holiday is commonly used interchangeably with other public holidays such as Good Friday and Christmas Day, which are held by convention.

British Columbia Day: The first Monday of August is known as British Columbia Day, BC Day or B.C. Day, in the province of British Columbia. It is a statutory holiday and gives Canadians in the province the chance to celebrate their achievements or relax with friends and family members.

Civic/Provincial Day: Civic/Provincial Day is a public holiday in Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and Ontario, where it is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed. Provinces and territories across Canada have a civic or provincial holiday in the first Monday in August.

Eid al-Adha holiday: Eid al-Adha or Eid Qurban, also called the “Festival of the Sacrifice”, is the second of two Islamic holidays celebrated worldwide each year, and considered the holier of the two. It honours the willingness of Ibrahim to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God’s command.

Fiestas Colombinas: The Columbian Festivals are a set of annual celebrations in the city of Huelva, Andalusia to commemorate the first voyage of Christopher Columbus.

Heritage Day: In some provinces of Canada, Family Day is a statutory holiday occurring on the third Monday in February. In the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, New Brunswick and Saskatchewan it is observed as Family Day.

Janai Purnima: Raksha Bandhan, also Rakshabandhan, is a popular, traditionally Hindu, annual rite, or ceremony, which is central to a festival of the same name, celebrated in India, Nepal and other parts of the Indian subcontinent, and among people around the world influenced by Hindu culture.

Natal Day: Everyone loves to celebrate a birthday, so on August 3, have a Happy Natal Day — in honor of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. A holiday that began in 1895, Natal Day was organized as a way to celebrate Nova Scotia’s history.

New Brunswick Day: New Brunswick Day is a holiday in the Canadian province of New Brunswick on the first Monday of August. It is a chance for people to strengthen their local communities by celebrating their achievements, history, culture and landscape.

Northern Territory Picnic Day: Picnic Day is a public holiday in the Northern Territory of Australia which takes place every year on the first Monday of August.

Raksha Bandhan: Raksha Bandhan, also Rakshabandhan, is a popular, traditionally Hindu, annual rite, or ceremony, which is central to a festival of the same name, celebrated in India, Nepal and other parts of the Indian subcontinent, and among people around the world influenced by Hindu culture.

Saskatchewan Day: Saskatchewan Day is a public holiday in Saskatchewan, where it is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

Summer Bank Holiday: A bank holiday is a national public holiday in the United Kingdom. These are set by the UK parliament in statute law. The term bank holiday is commonly used interchangeably with other public holidays such as Good Friday and Christmas Day, which are held by convention.

Terry Fox Day: The Terry Fox Run is an annual non-competitive charity event held in numerous regions around the world in commemoration of Canadian cancer activist Terry Fox, and his Marathon of Hope, and to raise money for cancer research.

HOLIDAYS, OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 3rd AUGUST 2020.
3-Aug-20Bank Holiday
3-Aug-20British Columbia Day
3-Aug-20Civic/Provincial Day
3-Aug-20Eid al-Adha holiday
3-Aug-20Fiestas Colombinas
3-Aug-20Heritage Day
3-Aug-20Janai Purnima
3-Aug-20Natal Day
3-Aug-20New Brunswick Day
3-Aug-20Northern Territory Picnic Day
3-Aug-20Raksha Bandhan
3-Aug-20Sacrifice Feast Day 4
3-Aug-20Saskatchewan Day
3-Aug-20Summer Bank Holiday
3-Aug-20Terry Fox Day

4th August 2020 – Tuesday

Coast Guard Birthday: Every year, August 4 is celebrated as the U.S. Coast Guard Birthday, commemorating the military organization for its valor and discipline. Since 1790, the U.S. Coast Guard has kept the nation’s waterways safe, playing a critical role in national security.

HOLIDAYS, OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 4th AUGUST 2020.
4-Aug-20Coast Guard Birthday

5th August 2020 – Wednesday

Feast of the White Virgin: This festival began as an event to honour the “Virgen Blanca” (White Virgin) and has been celebrated since at least the end of the 18th century. … Early on the 5th, day of the patron of the city, it is the procession and the mass for the Virgin.

The Day of Our Lady of Africa: The Day of Our Lady of Africa (Día de Nuestra Señora de África or Fiestas Patronales) is a time of celebration for Christians in the Spanish city of Ceuta, Spain. It is also a local public holiday in Ceuta on August 5.

The Royal St John’s Regatta (Regatta Day): Usually celebrated on the first Wednesday in August, Regatta Day, known also as Royal St.

HOLIDAYS, OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 5th AUGUST 2020.
5-Aug-20Feast of the White Virgin
5-Aug-20The Day of Our Lady of Africa
5-Aug-20The Royal St John’s Regatta (Regatta Day)

6th August 2020 – Thursday

Hiroshima Memorial Day: August 6th – A Day of Remembrance in Hiroshima. To this day, August 6th is a memorial day in Hiroshima. Thousands of people from all over the world travel to the Peace Memorial Park on this historical day to honor the victims and give them a promise of peace.

HOLIDAYS, OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 6th AUGUST 2020.
6-Aug-20Hiroshima Memorial Day

7th August 2020 – Friday

Purple Heart Day: National Purple Heart Day 2020. Purple Heart Day is observed on August 7 each year and is a time for Americans to pause to remember and honor the brave men and women who were either wounded on the battlefield or paid the ultimate sacrifice with their lives.

HOLIDAYS, OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 7th AUGUST 2020.
7-Aug-20Purple Heart Day

8th August 2020 – Saturday

Eid-e-Ghadir: The event of Ghadir Khumm refers to a sermon delivered by the Islamic prophet Muhammad at the Pond of Khumm, shortly before his death in 632 CE.

Father’s Day: Father’s Day in Taiwan Date in the current year: August 8, 2020. Taiwan celebrates Father’s Day twice a year. … This date is determined by the fact, that “eighth/eighth” (8th day of the 8th month) in Mandarin Chinese sounds as “ba-ba”, very similar to colloquial word “ba-ba”, that stands for “daddy”.

Peace Festival in Augsburg: The Augsburg Peace Festival in Germany is celebrated on August 8 each year. It commemorates the Protestants’ loss of religious freedom in the city of Augsburg in 1629. It also celebrates the implementation of the Peace of Westphalia. This restored Protestants’ religious freedom.

Universal & International Infinity Day: Infinity Day is also known as Universal & International Infinity Day and is a day held on the 8th day of the 8th month of each year in order to celebrate and promote Philosophy and Philosophizing for the ordinary person.

HOLIDAYS, OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 8th AUGUST 2020.
8-Aug-20Eid-e-Ghadir
8-Aug-20Father’s Day
8-Aug-20Peace Festival in Augsburg
8-Aug-20Universal & International Infinity Day

9th August 2020 – Sunday

Father’s Day: In Brazil, Father’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in August. The date was chosen in honor of St. Joachim, the father of Mary and patron saint of fathers and grandfathers. Father’s Day is a celebration that honors the role of fathers and forefathers. It is a modern holiday, though the ancient Romans did have a tradition of honoring fathers, every February, but only those who had deceased. Around the world, Father’s Day is celebrated on different dates, though the day is celebrated in a similar manner, usually involving giving gifts to fathers and family activities.

International Day of the World’s Indigenous People: The International Day of the World’s Indigenous People is observed on 9 August each year to raise awareness and protect the rights of the world’s indigenous population. This event also recognizes the achievements and contributions that indigenous people make to improve world issues such as environmental protection.

Nagasaki Memorial Day: Nagasaki Peace Park is a park located in Nagasaki, Japan, commemorating the atomic bombing of the city on August 9, 1945, during World War II. It is next to the Atomic Bomb Museum and near the Peace Memorial Hall. … at the nearby hypocenter gives the following account and statistics of the damage caused that day.

National Women’s Day: National Women’s Day is a South African public holiday celebrated annually on 9 August. The day commemorates the 1956 march of approximately 20,000 women to the Union Buildings in Pretoria to petition against the country’s pass laws that required South Africans defined as “black” under The Population Registration Act to carry an internal passport, known as a pass, that served to maintain population segregation, control urbanization, and manage migrant labor during the apartheid era. The first National Women’s Day was celebrated on 9 August 1995. In 2006, a reenactment of the march was staged for its 50th anniversary, with many of the 1956 march veterans.

The Day of Cantabria: The Day of Cantabria (Día de Cantabria) celebrates the history, culture, and language of the Cantabrian region of Spain. It is on the second Sunday of August, but is not a public holiday.

HOLIDAYS, OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 9th AUGUST 2020.
9-Aug-20Father’s Day
9-Aug-20International Day of the World’s Indigenous People
9-Aug-20Nagasaki Memorial Day
9-Aug-20National Women’s Day
9-Aug-20The Day of Cantabria

10th August 2020 – Monday

Feast of Saint Lorenzo: August 10th – is the feast day of San Lorenzo, an all-day and night event loaded with free parties, food, and even shooting stars. … It’s a celebration that epitomizes a Tuscan summer. Head to the piazza around 7 p.m. or later to partake in the fun.

International Biodiesel Day: World Biofuel Day is observed every year on the 10th of August to create awareness about the importance of non-fossil fuels as an alternative to conventional fossil fuels and highlight the various efforts made by the Government in the biofuel sector.

Janmashtami: Krishna Janmashtami, also known simply as Janmashtami or Gokulashtami, is an annual Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Krishna, the eighth avatar of Vishnu.

Mountain Day: This observance, which is celebrated annually, aims to draw attention to the important roles that mountainous regions play in water and food supply. International Mountain Day commemorates the role in which mountains play in providing food, water, and recreation.

Victory Day: It followed the dropping of the devastating atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima on August 6 and Nagasaki on August 9, 1945. Victory Day is a state holiday in Rhode Island in the United States on the second Monday of August each year.

HOLIDAYS, OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 10thAUGUST 2020.
10-Aug-20Feast of Saint Lorenzo
10-Aug-20International Biodiesel Day
10-Aug-20Janmashtami
10-Aug-20Mountain Day
10-Aug-20National Women’s Day observed
10-Aug-20Victory Day

11th August 2020 – Tuesday

Gai Jatra: Gai Jatra, is a festival celebrated in Nepal, mainly in Kathmandu valley by the Newar community. The festival is generally celebrated in the month of Bhadra. The date is set according to the lunar Nepa and falls on the first day of the dark four night of the month of Gunla.

Janamashtami: Krishna Janmashtami, also known simply as Janmashtami or Gokulashtami, is an annual Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Krishna, the eighth avatar of Vishnu.

HOLIDAYS, OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 11th AUGUST 2020.
11-Aug-20Gai Jatra
11-Aug-20Janamashtami
11-Aug-20Janmashtami

12th August 2020 – Wednesday

International Youth Day: International Youth Day is an awareness day designated by the United Nations. The purpose of the day is to draw attention to a given set of cultural and legal issues surrounding youth. The first IYD was observed on 12 August, 2000.

Janmashtami: Krishna Janmashtami, also known simply as Janmashtami or Gokulashtami, is an annual Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Krishna, the eighth avatar of Vishnu.

Royal National Agricultural Show Day Queensland: Every year it takes place on the second or third Wednesday in August at the Brisbane Showgrounds. (August 12 in 2020.) It’s a public holiday in Queensland and the festival lasts 10 whole days.

The Queen’s Birthday: The Queen’s Birthday is a national holiday in Thailand held annually on June 3rd since 2019. If June 3rd falls on a weekend, the holiday will be observed on the following Monday. This holiday marks the birthday of the current queen of Thailand, Queen Suthida.

HOLIDAYS, OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 12th AUGUST 2020.
12-Aug-20International Youth Day
12-Aug-20Janmashtami
12-Aug-20Royal National Agricultural Show Day Queensland
12-Aug-20The Queen’s Birthday

13th August 2020 – Thursday

International Lefthanders Day: International Left-Handers Day is an international day observed annually on August 13 to celebrate the uniqueness and differences of the left-handers. The day was first observed in 1976 by Dean R. Campbell, founder of the Lefthanders International, Inc.

HOLIDAYS, OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 13th AUGUST 2020.
13-Aug-20International Lefthanders Day

14th August 2020 – Friday

Pakistan Independence Day: Independence Day, observed annually on 14 August, is a national holiday in Pakistan. It commemorates the day when Pakistan achieved independence and was declared a sovereign state following the end of the British Raj in 1947.

World Lizard Day: World Lizard Day, celebrated on 14th August every year. As with most of the oddities, the origins of this day are unclear, but it is being celebrated across political boundaries by the niche of reptile-lovers, conservationists, and educators.

HOLIDAYS, OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 14th AUGUST 2020.
14-Aug-20Pakistan Independence Day
14-Aug-20World Lizard Day

15th August 2020 – Saturday

Assumption of Mary: The Assumption of Mary into Heaven is, according to the beliefs of the Catholic Church, Eastern and Oriental Orthodoxy, the bodily taking up of the Virgin Mary into Heaven at the end of her earthly life. In the churches that observe it, the Assumption is a major feast day, commonly celebrated on 15 August.

Congo Independence Day: Democratic Republic of the Congo Independence Day is a national holiday, which is celebrated to commemorate the country’s liberation from Belgium in 1960. The day is observed on June 30 every year.

Ferragosto: Ferragosto is a public holiday celebrated on 15 August in all of Italy. It originates from Feriae Augusti, the festival of emperor Augustus, who made the 1st of August a day of rest after the weeks of hard work of the agricultural sector.

Independence Day: Independence Day is annually celebrated on 15 August, as a national holiday in India commemorating the nation’s independence from the United Kingdom on 15 August 1947, the day when the UK Parliament passed the Indian Independence Act 1947 transferring legislative sovereignty to the Indian Constituent Assembly.

Liberation Day: Liberation Day is a day, often a public holiday, that marks the liberation of a place, similar to an independence day.

OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 15th AUGUST 2020.
15-Aug-20Assumption of Mary
15-Aug-20Congo Independence Day
15-Aug-20Dormition of the Holy Virgin
15-Aug-20Ferragosto
15-Aug-20Independence Day
15-Aug-20Liberation Day

16th August 2020 – Sunday

Bennington Battle Day: Bennington Battle Day is a state holiday unique to Vermont, commemorating the American victory over British forces at the Battle of Bennington during the American Revolutionary War in 1777. The holiday’s date is fixed, occurring on August 16 every year.

Nauroz: Nowruz is the Iranian New Year, also known as the Persian New Year, which is celebrated worldwide by various ethnolinguistic groups

Parsi New Year: Parsi New Year is a regional holiday celebrated on August 17th in India. It is also known as ‘Jamshed Navroz’ after the legendary King of Persia, Jamshed who started the Parsi Calendar and Navroz meaning ‘new day’.

OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 16th AUGUST 2020.
16-Aug-20Bennington Battle Day
16-Aug-20Nauroz
16-Aug-20Parsi New Year

17th August 2020 – Monday

Bennington Battle Day observed: Bennington Battle Day is a state holiday in Vermont to honor of the Battle of Bennington, which took place during the Revolutionary War in north America in 1777. The day is usually celebrated annually on August 16. Any legal holiday that falls on a Saturday in Vermont is celebrated the preceding Friday.

Discovery Day: Discovery Day is the name of several holidays commemorating the discovery of land, gold, and other significant national discoveries.

OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 17th AUGUST 2020.
17-Aug-20Bennington Battle Day observed
17-Aug-20Discovery Day

18th August 2020 – Tuesday

OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 18th AUGUST 2020.

19th August 2020 – Wednesday

Crown Princess Mette-Marit’s day: HRH Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway was born on August 19, 1973, and her birthday is celebrated by flying the Norwegian flag.

Feast of Saint Maginus: Captured in the cave again, he was taken to Tarragona and transferred to Gayá, where he was beheaded on 25 August 306. He is the patron saint of Tarragona and his feast day is on August 19.

National Aviation Day: The National Aviation Day (August 19) is a United States national observation that celebrates the development of aviation.

Reconquest Day: The Reconquista was the reclamation period in the history of the Iberian Peninsula of about … The concept of Reconquista, consolidated in Spanish historiography in the second half of the 19th century, was associated … In an atmosphere of constant conflict, warfare and daily life were strongly intertwined during this period.

World Photography Day: August 19 is World Photography Day, a day to pay homage to the history of photography, celebrate the present, and leave a positive trail for the future. World Photography Day originates from the invention of the daguerreotype, a photographic process developed by Louis Daguerre.

OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 19th AUGUST 2020.
19-Aug-20Crown Princess Mette-Marit’s day
19-Aug-20Feast of Saint Maginus
19-Aug-20National Aviation Day
19-Aug-20Reconquest Day
19-Aug-20World Photography Day

20th August 2020 – Thursday

Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year): The Islamic New Year, also called the Hijri New Year or Arabic New Year, is the day that marks the beginning of a new Hijri year, and is the day on which the year count is incremented. The first day of the Islamic year is observed by Muslims on the first day of the month of Muharram.

Amun Jadid: The Islamic New Year is on the first day of Muharram, the first month in the lunar Islamic calendar, which differs from the Gregorian calendar.

Islamic New Year: The Islamic New Year, also called the Hijri New Year or Arabic New Year, is the day that marks the beginning of a new Hijri year, and is the day on which the year count is incremented. The first day of the Islamic year is observed by Muslims on the first day of the month of Muharram.

Muharram: Muḥarram is the first month of the Islamic calendar. The general meaning of the adjective Muharram means “banned, barred, forbidden, illegal, illicit, impermissible, prohibited, unlawful, unpermitted, unauthorized”. It is one of the four sacred months of the year during which warfare is forbidden.

Our Lady of Sorrows: Our Lady of Sorrows, Our Lady of Dolours, the Sorrowful Mother or Mother of Sorrows, and Our Lady of Piety, Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows or Our Lady of the Seven Dolours are names by which the Virgin Mary is referred to in relation to sorrows in her life.

OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 20th AUGUST 2020.
20-Aug-20Al-Hijra (Islamic New Year)
20-Aug-20Amun Jadid
20-Aug-20Islamic New Year
20-Aug-20Muharram
20-Aug-20Our Lady of Sorrows

21st August 2020 – Friday

Birthday of Lord Zoroaster (Khordad Sal): Khordad Sal is the birth anniversary of Zoroaster. Zoroastrians all over the world, especially the Parsis of India, celebrate the day in a great glamor. Parties and ghambars are held. Special prayers and jashan are also held throughout the entire day.

Ganesh Chaturthi: Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi, is a Hindu festival celebrating the arrival of Ganesha to earth from Kailash Parvat with his mother Goddess Parvati/Gauri. The festival is marked with the installation of Ganesha clay idols privately in homes, or publicly on elaborate pandals.

Gold Cup Parade: When the people of Charlottetown throw a party, everyone turns out! The Gold Cup Parade, on August 21, is famous as Atlantic Canada’s largest annual parade. It’s the Main Event during Old Home Week on Prince Edward Island.

Hartalika Teej: Teej is a generic name for a number of Hindu festivals that are celebrated by women of Nepal and by women in many states of India. Haryali Teej and Hartalika Teej welcome the monsoon season and are celebrated primarily by girls and women, with songs, dancing and prayer rituals.

Hawaii Statehood Day: Hawaii is a state of the United States of America located in the Pacific Ocean. It is the only U.S. state located outside North America and the only island state. The state encompasses nearly the entire Hawaiian archipelago, 137 islands spread over 1,500 miles.

Ninoy Aquino Day: Ninoy Aquino Day is a national non-working holiday in the Philippines observed annually on August 21, commemorating the assassination of former Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino, Jr. He was the husband of Corazon Aquino, who was later became Philippine President; they are treated as two of the heroes of democracy in the country. His assassination led to the downfall of Ferdinand Marcos on February 25, 1986, through the People Power Revolution. In 2004, the commemoration ceremony for the holiday was held and events were attended by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and Fidel V. Ramos.

Unlike other dates reserved for national heroes of the Philippines (like Bonifacio Day, Rizal Day, Araw ng Kagitingan, and National Heroes Day), the date is not a “regular holiday” (double pay for working nationals) but only a “special non-working holiday” (premium of thirty-percent for working nationals).

Onam: Onam is an annual Hindu holiday and festival celebrated in Kerala, India. It is also a harvest festival, and falls on the 22nd nakshatra Thiruvonam in the Malayalam calendar month of Chingam, which in Gregorian calendar overlaps with August–September.

Senior Citizens Day: The World Senior Citizen’s Day is celebrated on 21 August each year. It was first proclaimed by the General Assembly of the United Nations on December 14, 1990. The celebration took place for the first time on 1 October 1991.

OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 21st AUGUST 2020.
21-Aug-20Birthday of Lord Zoroaster (Khordad Sal)
21-Aug-20Ganesh Chaturthi
21-Aug-20Gold Cup Parade
21-Aug-20Hartalika Teej
21-Aug-20Hawaii Statehood Day
21-Aug-20Ninoy Aquino Day
21-Aug-20Onam
21-Aug-20Senior Citizens Day

22nd August 2020 – Saturday

Ganesh Chaturthi: Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi, is a Hindu festival celebrating the arrival of Ganesha to earth from Kailash Parvat with his mother Goddess Parvati/Gauri. The festival is marked with the installation of Ganesha clay idols privately in homes, or publicly on elaborate pandals.

Our Lady of Graces: This is a public holiday in the listed municipalities. Some smaller towns may also celebrate this day as their municipal holiday.

OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 22nd AUGUST 2020.
22-Aug-20Ganesh Chaturthi
22-Aug-20Our Lady of Graces
22-Aug-20The Eighth of the Virgin of Prado
22-Aug-20Vinayaka Chaturthi

23rd August 2020 – Sunday

International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade & its Abolition: International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, August 23 of each year, the day designated by UNESCO to memorialize the transatlantic slave trade. That date was chosen by the adoption of resolution 29 C/40 by the Organization’s General Conference at its 29th session.

Rishi Panchami: Rishi Panchami is the fifth day, the next day after Ganesh Chaturthi day in Bhadrapad month of the Lunar calendar. It is a traditional worship of Sapta Rishi. The seven sages – Kashyapa, Atri, Bharadhvaja, Vishvamitra, Gauthama, Jamadagni, and Vashishta.

OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 23rd AUGUST 2020.
23-Aug-20International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade & its Abolition
23-Aug-20Rishi Panchami

24th August 2020 – Monday

OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 24th AUGUST 2020.

25th August 2020 – Tuesday

Chinese Valentine’s Day: The Qixi Festival, also known as the Qiqiao Festival, is a Chinese festival celebrating the annual meeting of the cowherd and weaver girl in mythology. It falls on the 7th day of the 7th lunar month on the Chinese calendar.

Day of Songun: The Day of Songun is a public holiday in North Korea celebrated on 25 August annually to commemorate the beginning of Kim Jong-il’s Songun leadership in 1960. In 2013, Kim Jong-un elevated the holiday to an official status on the North Korean calendar, on par with the Day of the Sun.

OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 25th AUGUST 2020.
25-Aug-20Chinese Valentine’s Day
25-Aug-20Day of Songun

26th August 2020 – Wednesday

Gaura Parba: The Gaura Festival is celebrated by the Hindu peoples residing in the especially most of middle-western & far-western part of Nepal. Gaura is the festival that falls in the month of Bhadra, according to the Nepali calendar (August/September).

Women’s Equality Day: Women’s Equality Day is celebrated in the United States on August 26 to commemorate the 1920 adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex.

OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 26th AUGUST 2020.
26-Aug-20Gaura Parba
26-Aug-20Women’s Equality Day

27th August 2020 – Thursday

Lyndon Baines Johnson Day: Lyndon Baines Johnson Day is a legal state holiday in Texas. It falls every year on August 27, to mark the birthday of U.S. President Lyndon Baines Johnson.

OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 27th AUGUST 2020.
27-Aug-20Lyndon Baines Johnson Day

28th August 2020 – Friday

Tassoua: Tassoua is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed. In 2020, it falls on a Friday, and some businesses may choose to follow Friday opening hours.

OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 28th AUGUST 2020.
28-Aug-20Tassoua
28-Aug-20Viernes Semana Grande

29th August 2020 – Saturday

Ashura: Ashura, also known as Yawm Ashura, is the tenth day of Muharram, the first month in the Islamic calendar. It marks the day that Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, was martyred in the Battle of Karbala.

Virgin of the Sea: Our Lady, Star of the Sea is an ancient title for the Virgin Mary. The words Star of the Sea are a translation of the Latin title Stella Maris. The title has been in use since at least the early medieval period.

OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 29th AUGUST 2020.
29-Aug-20Ashura
29-Aug-20Ashura 2020
29-Aug-20Virgin of the Sea

30th August 2020 – Sunday

Ashura: Ashura, also known as Yawm Ashura, is the tenth day of Muharram, the first month in the Islamic calendar. It marks the day that Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, was martyred in the Battle of Karbala.

Muharram: Muḥarram is the first month of the Islamic calendar. The general meaning of the adjective muharram means “banned, barred, forbidden, illegal, illicit, impermissible, prohibited, unlawful, unpermitted, unauthorized”. It is one of the four sacred months of the year during which warfare is forbidden.

Santa Rosa De Lima: Rose of Lima, was a member of the Third Order of Saint Dominic in Lima, Peru, who became known for both her life of severe asceticism and her care of the needy of the city through her own private efforts.

Victory Day: Victory Day is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed. In 2020, it falls on a Sunday, and some businesses may choose to follow Sunday opening hours. Victory Day is a national holiday celebrated in Turkey on August 30 each year.

OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 30th AUGUST 2020.
30-Aug-20Ashura
30-Aug-20Muharram
30-Aug-20Santa Rosa De Lima
30-Aug-20Victory Day

31st August 2020 – Monday

Malaysia’s National Day: Hari Merdeka, also known as Hari Kebangsaan is the official independence day of Malaysia as defined in Article 160 of the Constitution of Malaysia, to commemorate the Malayan Declaration of Independence on 31 August 1957. The day is marked by official and unofficial ceremonies and observances.

National Heroes Day: National Heroes Day in 2020 is on Monday, 31st of Aug (8/31/2020). National Heroes Day is on the 244th day of 2020. There are 122 days left in the year.

Summer Bank Holiday: A bank holiday is a national public holiday in the United Kingdom. These are set by the UK parliament in statute law. The term bank holiday is commonly used interchangeably with other public holidays such as Good Friday and Christmas Day, which are held by convention.

OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 31st AUGUST 2020.
31-Aug-20Malaysia’s National Day
31-Aug-20National Heroes Day
31-Aug-20Summer Bank Holiday

With this we come to the end of August 2020 calendar.

I got myself thinking one day, why do we celebrate holidays?

A holiday is a day set aside by custom or by law on which normal activities are suspended or reduced.

Generally, holidays allow individuals to celebrate or commemorate an event or tradition of cultural or religious significance.

Why holidays need to happen?

I really enjoy exploring nature with my family and my friends.

Holidays commemorate an important event and/or person in the history of a nation.

Traditions are an important part to building a strong bond between family, and our community.

Celebrations are some of the core aspects of any culture.

They give us a sense of belonging and a way to express what is important to us.

They connect us to our history and also help us celebrate generations of family.

It may be a harvest festival, a religious holiday, or a national observance, or a family wedding.

Celebrating your traditions helps keep you grounded in your own culture while adapting to a new one.

This is especially important when going through some of the phases of culture shock.

It affects many of us in the first months after moving to a different continent or city.

One of your traditional holidays can brighten up your mood for weeks.

While planning as you become absorbed in preparations for the event and the excitement of the day itself.

Celebrating a special day can also help you connect with fellows in your area.

This can add to your mutual support group.

Traditions should be celebrated most importantly if you have kids growing up in another culture.

The good name for which is the third culture kids.

It can help them keep one foot firmly rooted in their home culture.

This also offers learning experiences that might not otherwise occur.

Traditional celebrations are also an excellent opportunity for intercultural exchange and understanding.

Through these celebrations both kids and adults learn about other cultures.

So do start planning the next time you see one of your traditional holidays approaching on the calendar.

Invite your friends, involve the kids, and create your own lasting memories.

We can add your stories or event list if you send your experiences and comments to us.

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