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’. 9 August - Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples The International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples is observed on 9 August each year to raise awareness and protect the rights of the world's indigenous population. 12 August - 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. 13 August - 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. 13 th August, world organ donation day It is celebrated to create awareness about organ donation and encourage people to donate their organs so that the gap between organ demand and supply can be reduced August 14: Youm-e-Azadi (Pakistan Independence Day) This day is celebrated as the independence of Pakistan. On this day in 1947, Pakistan got free from the British Rule. 15 August - Independence Day (India) Independence Day is celebrated annually on 15 August as a national holiday in India commemorating the nation's independence from the United Kingdom on 15 August 1947. 15 August - National Day of mourning (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. 16 August - Bennington Battle Day Bennington Battle Day is observed on 16 August annually to honour the Battle of Bennington which took place on 16 August, 1777. 17 August - Indonesian Independence Day Independence Day is a national holiday in Indonesia commemorating the anniversary of the Indonesia's Proclamation of Independence on 17 August 1945. It was made a national holiday by then-President Sukarno in 1953. 19 August - World Photography Day World Photography Day is observed on 19 August annually to raise awareness about the importance of photography. August 20: World Mosquito Day World Mosquito Day, observed annually on 20 August, is a commemoration of British doctor Sir Ronald Ross's discovery in 1897 that female mosquitoes transmit malaria between humans. August 20: Sadbhavana Divas This day is celebrated in the memory of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi as their birth anniversary. This day aims to spread affection, national integration, communal harmony, and peace. August 20: Indian Akshay Urja Day Akshay Urja diwas is an awareness campaign about the developments of renewable energy in India, celebrated on August 20 every year since 2004. 23 August - International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, is an international day celebrated August 23 of each year, the day designated by UNESCO to memorialize the transatlantic slave trade. 23 August - European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism This day is observed on 23 August every year as a remembrance day for victims of totalitarian regimes mainly Communism, Fascism, Nazism, etc. It is also known as Black Ribbon Day in some countries. This day also symbolises the rejection of "extremism, intolerance, and oppression". 26 August - 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. 26 August: International Dog Day National Dog Day on August 26th encourages dog ownership of all breeds. While seeking a new companion, be sure to consider the mutts, mixes, purebreds, and everything in between. 29 August - National Sports Day The National Sports Day in India is celebrated on 29 August, on the birth anniversary of hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand . This day marks the birthday of Major Dhyan Chand Singh, the hockey player who won gold medals in Olympics for India in the years 1928, 1932 and 1936. 30 August - Small Industry Day Small Industry Day is observed on 30 August every year to support and promote small scale industries. 31 August - Hari Merdeka (Malaysia National Day) Every year Hari Merdeka (Malaysia National Day) is celebrated on 31 August.

Important Days in August 2020 National and International

Today we are going to tell you about important days in August month with an explanation. It will help in preparing exams like RRB NTPC, Group D, SSC CGL, CHSL, PSC, State Exams, and Other Competitive Exams. August is the eighth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars, and the fifth of seven months to have a length of 31 days.

August: Important days, events and festivals

1 August: Yorkshire Day and Mountain Climbing Day

National Mountain Climbing Day is celebrated on 1 August in order to honour Bobby Mathews, Josh Madigan. The two men climbed the 46 High Peaks of New York State’s Adirondack Mountains in 2015.

Yorkshire Day is celebrated on 1 August to promote the historic English county of Yorkshire. It was celebrated in 1975, by the Yorkshire Ridings Society.

1-7 August: World Breastfeeding Week

It is an annual celebration which is held every year from 1 to 7 August in more than 120 countries

First Sunday of August (2 August 2020): Friendship Day

This day is celebrated on the first Sunday of August and the line that is promoted in this festival is “ A Friend in Need is a friend indeed”.

4 August: Coast Guard Day 2020 in United States

Coast Guard Day is held every August 4 to commemorate the founding of the United States Coast Guard as the Revenue Marine on August 4, 1790

6 August – Hiroshima Day

6th of August marks the anniversary of the atomic bombing in Hiroshima during World War II.

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

International Beer Day is a celebration on the first Friday of every August founded in 2007 in Santa Cruz, California

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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

The Quit India Movement was launched from Mumbai’s Gowalia Tank on the midnight of August 8-9 after a historic session of the Congress that lasted two-and-a-half days.

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’.

9 August – Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is observed on 9 August each year to raise awareness and protect the rights of the world’s indigenous population.

12 August – 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.

13 August – 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.

13 August – World Organ donation day

It is celebrated to create awareness about organ donation and encourage people to donate their organs so that the gap between organ demand and supply can be reduced.

14 August : Youm-e-Azadi (Pakistan Independence Day)

This day is celebrated as the independence of Pakistan. On this day in 1947, Pakistan got free from the British Rule.

15 August – Independence Day (India)

Independence Day is celebrated annually on 15 August as a national holiday in India commemorating the nation’s independence from the United Kingdom on 15 August 1947.

15 August – National Day of mourning (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.

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16 August – Bennington Battle Day

Bennington Battle Day is observed on 16 August annually to honour the Battle of Bennington which took place on 16 August, 1777.

17 August – Indonesian Independence Day

Independence Day is a national holiday in Indonesia commemorating the anniversary of the Indonesia’s Proclamation of Independence on 17 August 1945. It was made a national holiday by then-President Sukarno in 1953.

19 August – World Photography Day

World Photography Day is observed on 19 August annually to raise awareness about the importance of photography.

20 August : World Mosquito Day

World Mosquito Day, observed annually on 20 August, is a commemoration of British doctor Sir Ronald Ross’s discovery in 1897 that female mosquitoes transmit malaria between humans.

20 August: Sadbhavana Divas

This day is celebrated in the memory of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi as their birth anniversary. This day aims to spread affection, national integration, communal harmony, and peace.

20 August : Indian Akshay Urja Day

Akshay Urja diwas is an awareness campaign about the developments of renewable energy in India, celebrated on August 20 every year since 2004.

23 August – International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, is an international day celebrated August 23 of each year, the day designated by UNESCO to memorialize the transatlantic slave trade.

23 August – European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism

This day is observed on 23 August every year as a remembrance day for victims of totalitarian regimes mainly Communism, Fascism, Nazism, etc. It is also known as Black Ribbon Day in some countries. This day also symbolises the rejection of “extremism, intolerance, and oppression”.

26 August – 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.

26 August: International Dog Day

National Dog Day on August 26th encourages dog ownership of all breeds. While seeking a new companion, be sure to consider the mutts, mixes, purebreds, and everything in between.

29 August – National Sports Day

The National Sports Day in India is celebrated on 29 August, on the birth anniversary of hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand . This day marks the birthday of Major Dhyan Chand Singh, the hockey player who won gold medals in Olympics for India in the years 1928, 1932 and 1936.

30 August – Small Industry Day

Small Industry Day is observed on 30 August every year to support and promote small scale industries.

31 August – Hari Merdeka (Malaysia National Day)

Every year Hari Merdeka (Malaysia National Day) is celebrated on 31 August.

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August 2020 Important Days

Date

Name of Important Days

7 August (First Friday of August)

International Beer Day

2 August (First Sunday of August)

Friendship Day

1 August

National Mountain Climbing Day

1 August

Yorkshire Day

4 August

U.S. Coast Guard Day

6 August

Hiroshima Day       

7 August

National Handloom Day

8 August

Quit India Movement Day

9 August

Nagasaki Day

9 August

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples                        

12 August

International Youth Day

12 August

World Elephant Day

13 August

International Lefthanders Day

13 August

World Organ Donation Day

14 August

Youm-e-Azadi (Pakistan Independence Day)

15 August

National Mourning Day (Bangladesh)

15 August

Independence Day in India

15 August

Day of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary

16 August

Bennington Battle Day

17 August

Indonesian Independence Day

19 August

World Photography Day

19 August

World Humanitarian Day

20 August

World Mosquito Day

20 August

Sadbhavna Diwas

20 August

Indian Akshay Urja Day

23 August

International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

23 August

European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism

26 August

Women’s Equality Day

29 August

National Sports Day

30 August

Small Industry Day

31 August

Hari Merdeka (Malaysia National Day)

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