Important Days & Dates of August

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August is the 10th month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars, and the 5th of the 7th month which has 31 days. It was originally named Sextilis in Latin because it was the 6th month in the original 10 month Roman calendar under Romulus in 753 BC.

August Month

August month celebrates the Independence Day of India and some other countries like Pakistan and Indonesia. There are some other significant dates of the month incorporate Women’s Equality Day, International Youth Day, Friendship Day, Day of the World’s Indigenous People, and so on

  1. Muslim Women Rights Day – 1st August
  2. International Friendship Day – 1st August (First Sunday)
  3. World Breastfeeding Week – 1st to 7th August
  4. Hiroshima Day – 6th August
  5. National Handloom Day – 7th August
  6. Quit India Movement/Kranti Diwas(Quit India Day) – 8th August
  7. Nagasaki Day – 9th August
  8. International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples – 9th August
  9. World Biofuel Day – 10th August
  10. International Youth Day – 12th August
  11. International Left-Handers Day – 13th August
  12. Organ Donation Day- 13th August
  13. India’s Independence Day – 15th August
  14. Parsi New Year – Navroz – 16th August
  15. World Photography Day – 19th August
  16. World Humanitarian Day – 19th August
  17. Sadbhavana Diwas or Harmony Day – 20th August
  18. National Renewable Energy Day (Akshay Urja Diwas) – 20 August
  19. World Senior Citizen Day – 21st August
  20. International Day for Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief – 22nd August
  21. World Sanskrit Day – 22nd August
  22. World Water Week – 25th to 30th August
  23. National Sports Day – 29th August
  24. International Day against Nuclear Tests – 29th August
  25. International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances – 30th August

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