Holidays in August 2011 around the world.
|Aug-01||Provincial day (Many regions, Canada)|
|Aug-09||National Day (Singapore)|
|Aug-15||Independence Day (India),National Mourning Day (Bangladesh)|
|Aug-22||Janmashtami (India, Bangladesh)|
|Aug-29||National Heroes’ Day (Philippines)|
|Aug-29||Summer Bank Holiday (WAL/ENG/NIR) (UK)|
|Aug-30||Hari Raya Puasa (Singapore / Malaysia)|
|Aug-30||Eid-ul-Fitr (Muslim countries)|
|Aug-31||National Day (Malaysia)|
Calendar for August 2011- USA
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Events in August
- August 1, Yorkshire Day.
- August 1, Swiss National Day, a public holiday in Switzerland.
- August 5, International Beer Day, a holiday in celebration of beer.
- August 6, Bolivia’s independence day.
- August 6 National Salvadoran-American Day in the United States.
- August 6, 1945, Hiroshima is bombed, for the first time in history nuclear weapon was used against people. The nuclear weapon used on Hiroshima is known as Little Boy.
- August 9, 1945, Nagasaki is bombed, this is the second and the last known use of nuclear weapon against people. The nuclear weapon used on Nagasaki is known as Fat Man.
- August 9, 1965, Singapore separated from the Federation of Malaysia and became independent.
- August 9 is National Women’s Day in South Africa.
- August 10, 1822, Ecuador became an independent country.
- August 13, National Left-Handers Day in the United States.
- August 14, 1947, Pakistan became independent (included East Bengal region as a whole).
- August 15, Catholic, Feast of the Assumption
- August 15, 1769, Corsica, birth of Napoleon Bonaparte
- August 15, 1945, Emperor Hirohito declares Japan’s unconditional surrender officially ending the Second World War.
- August 15, 1945, Korea became an independent country.
- August 15, 1947, India became an independent country.
- August 17, 1945, Indonesia became an independent country.
- August 18, 1920, The Nineteenth Amendment is signed, giving US women the right to vote.
- August 19, 1945, Vietnam’s August Revolution succeeded.
- August 20, 1083, Hungary’s Saint Stephen canonized (1001 AD), thus becoming the first of the canonized confessor kings. St. Stephen’s day is a national holiday in Hungary as well as an observed holiday for many Hungarian-Americans and other Hungarians around the world.
- August 20, 1991, Estonia regains its independence, formally leaving the Soviet Union which had annexed it back in World War II.
- August 21, 1959, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States of America. The third Friday of August was designated Statehood Day, a state holiday.
- August 25, 1825, Uruguay became independent from Brazil.
- August 31, 1957, Federation of Malaya (now Malaysia) became an independent country.
Monthlong events in August
- Edinburgh Festival is an internationally famous arts festival that takes place during August
- National Immunization Awareness Month
- National Psoriasis Awareness Month
- National Water Quality Month
- In many European countries, August is the holiday month for most workers
- The Philippines celebrates August as the Buwan ng Wika (“Month of Language”)
- In the United States, August is National Back to School month. Some US School districts and systems return to school in August.
- In the United States, August is National Goat Cheese Month.
- American Adventures Month
- Audio Appreciation Month
- Black Business Month
- Cataract Awareness Month
- Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month
- Children’s Vision and Learning Month
- Get Ready for Kindergarten Month
- Happiness Happens Month
- Neurosurgery Outreach Month
- Panini Month
- Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month
- What Will Be Your Legacy Month
- Win with Civility Month
Weeklong events in August
- During the first week of August in Wales, the National Eisteddfod of Wales is held, in which many aspects of Welsh art and culture are celebrated.
- During the first week of August in Sweden, the Medieval Week of Wisby in Gotland is held each year.
- During the first week of August is World Breastfeeding Week.
- The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is held the first full week in August each year.
- The middle week of August is the peak of the Perseid meteor shower.
- The Pennsic War, a massive gathering of the Society for Creative Anachronism, takes place about the first week of August every year.
- The first week of August is “Indian Week” for the Penobscot Tribe in Old Town, Maine. In this week, members of the Penobscot Tribe from all over Maine venture to the Penobscot Indian Island Reservation in Old Town and take part in games, Native American arts and crafts, pow-wows, cook-outs, etc.
Other August events
- The first full weekend in August each year, Twinsburg, Ohio, celebrates Twins Days.
- Bon festival – (Obon Festival) is a Japanese traditional buddhist custom, evolved into a family reunion holiday. Many Japanese manufacturers and firms give their employees three to five days off around August 15.
Daily events in August
- The Philippines celebrates National Heroes Day in commemoration of the First Cry of the Philippine Revolution on August 23, 1896.