August is the 8th month of a calendar year. The celebrations of special days in August have a unique pattern as this month is the end of summer. The list of important days in August 2021 and holidays of august is here below,
August Important Calendar Holidays
First Sunday in August – National Friendship Day
August 6 – Hiroshima Day, Anti Nuclear Day
August 8 – World Senior Citizen Day
August 9 – Nagasaki Day, International Day of the World’s Indigenous People, Quit India Day
August 12 – International Youth Day
August 13 – International Left-Handers Day
August 14 – Pakistan’s Independence Day
August 15 – India’s Independence Day, International Mourning Day
August 19 – World Humanitarian Day, World Photography Day, Aashura e Muharram
August 20 – National Sadbhavna Divas or Birthday of Rajiv Gandhi, World Mosquito Day, Indian Akshay Urja Diwas or day
August 21 – National Senior Citizen Day
August 23 – International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition
August 29 – National Sports Day or Dhyanchand’s Birthday
August 30 – International Day of the victims of enforced Disappearances
1st August (First Sunday in August)
National Friendship Day
National Friendship Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of August every year. In the current year 2021, it is on Sunday, 1st August 2021. This day emphasizes on the true relation of friendship to improve the peace norms in society.
Anti Nuclear Day
Anti Nuclear Day is a United Nations observance. This awareness day is celebrated on the 6th of June every year to raise a voice against the destruction of nuclear weapons and to stop their production.
International Day of the World’s Indigenous People
United Nations proposed August 9 of every year as the International Day of indigenous people. On this day, people of the world are encouraged for the protection and promotion of the rights of indigenous people.
Quit India Day
Quit India Day is a memorial day of the ” Quit India Movement“. On 8 August 1942 at the All-India Congress Committee session in Bombay, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi launched the ‘Quit India’ movement. The next day, Gandhi, Nehru and many other leaders of the Indian National Congress were arrested by the British Government. Disorderly and non-violent demonstrations took place throughout the country in the following days.
International Youth Day
International Youth Day is celebrated annually on 12 August to highlight youth relating issues. This day is United Nations Observance and not a public holiday. Youth is a partner in today’s global society and the International community celebrates the potential of this generation.
International Left-Handers Day
International Left-Handers Day is observed annually on August 13 to celebrate the uniqueness and differences of left-handed individuals. This day is United Nations (UN) observance and was first observed in 1976 by Dean R. Campbell,