Important Days in Month of August

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Important Days in Month of August

1 August National Mountain Climbing Day The day is celebrated to honour Bobby Mathews and his friend Josh Madigan for climbing the 46th peak of New York State’s Adirondack.
1 August Muslim Women’s Right Day The day is celebrated to celebrate the enactment of the law against Triple Talaq.

On 1st august 2019 government of India enacted the law again social malpractice of Triple Talaq a criminal offence.

The First Muslim women’s Right Day was observed in 2020.

1 August Yorkshire Day The day is celebrated on 1st August to promote the historic country of Yorkshire, England.

It was celebrated by the Yorkshire Riding Society in 1975. Initially, It was a ‘protest movement’ against the local government re-organisation of 1974.

1-7 August World Breast feeding Day The breastfeeding week was fist celebrated in 1992 by WABA and now the day was observed in over 120 countries by UNICEF.


First Sunday Friendship Day The day was celebrated on first Sunday of August.

The day was first celebrated in 1935; a dedicating day in honour of friends began in the US. 

4 August U. S. Coast Guard Day  The day was celebrated to honour the establishment of the revenue Marine on 4th August 1790 by the Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton.
6 August Hiroshima Day The day marks the anniversary of the atomic bombing in Hiroshima during World War II.

The horrific incident took place on 6 August 1945 when USA dropped an atomic bomb named Little Boy on Hiroshima town Japan.

During 2nd World War which was active in 1939-1945 the world’s first deployed atomic bomb with more than 9000 pounds weights and uranium 235 was loaded and US B-29 bomber aircraft, The Enola Gay attacked the Japanese city of Hiroshima on 6th August 1945.

6 August TRIFED Foundation Day Tribal Co-operative Marketing Federation of India was founded to drive tribal development through marketing support for tribal product both non- timber forest product and handicrafts.

TRIFED was established on 6th August 1987 with main objective of social and economic development of tribal.

7 August NationalHandloom Day The day has marked to show the legacy of the Indian Handloom Industry and to commemorate the Swadeshi movement.

The day was first observed in 2015 by Government of India.

8 August Quit India Movement Day Quit India Movement also known as August Kranti Din which is considered as one of the important milestone in History of freedom struggle.

On 8th August 1942 Mahatma Gandhi gave a clarion call to end British rule and launched the movement at All India Congress Mumbai session.

After failure of Cripps Mission Gandhi gave a call to “Do or Die”.

9 August Nagasaki Day The USA on 9th August 1945 dropped a second bomb on Japan at Nagasaki and the bomb is also known as ‘Fat Man’. It was dropped three days after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.
9 August International Day of the World’s Indigenous Day  United Nations observes this day every year to protect the world’s indigenous population.

The day was recognised by the General assembly of the United Nations in December in mark the working group of indigenous people population at United States in 1982.

10 August World Lion Day The World Lion Day was first launched in 2013.

The day is to mark the awareness about the king of beats and the efforts undertaken for their conservation.

According to IUCN’s Red list of threatened species 2016.

 The Panthera Leo has two Sub species: Panthera leo and Panthera leo persica.

10 August World Bio-fuel Day The day is celebrated to aware about the importance of Non-fossil Fuels.

Schemes related to bio fuels are Swach Bharat Abhiyan and Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan.

The day was first observed by the Ministry of Petroleum and Gas in August 2015.

12 August World Elephant Day The day is for the preservation and protection of the global elephants.

The day was initiated when Thailand based Elephant Reintroduction Foundation teamed up with Canadian filmmaker Patricia Sims with a movement. Since 2012 Ms Sims has been leading world Elephant Day

l 2  August International Youth Day The day is celebrated to recognise the efforts put in by the youth for betterment of society.


13 August International Left Hander’s Day The day was first observed in 1976 by Dean R Campbell the founder of Left hander’s international Inc.

The day is to celebrate the uniqueness and differences of the left hander’s and raise the awareness of the advantages and disadvantages of being left handed in world.


13 August World Organ Donation Day The day is to celebrated to raise the awareness and importance of organ donation and motivate people to donate organs after death.
14 August Partition Horrors Remembrance Day Prime Minister of India declared that 14th August will be observed as “Partition Horrors Remembrance Day” or “Vibhajan Vibhishika Smriti Dayisks”. The day is celebrated in memory of people’s struggles and sacrifices during partition of the country in 1947.
19 August World Humanitarian Day The day is celebrated to pay tribute to humanitarian personnel and those who risks and lost their life during humanitarian services.
19 August World Photography Day The day is celebrated to promote the photography as a hobby and also to inspire photographers around the globe.

The first photo day was observed on 19th August 2010.

The origin of the day comes from the invention of the Daguerreotype, it is a photographic process developed by Frenchmen Louis Daguerre and Joseph Nicephore Niepce in 1837.

On 19th August 1939, French government purchased the patent of Daguerreotype process and announced free gift to the world.

20 August World Mosquito Day The day is to raise the awareness about the causes of malaria and how to prevent ourselves.
20  August Sadbhavana Diwas The day is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of late erstwhile Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

The Indian National Congress instituted Rajiv Gandhi Sadbhavana Award in 1992, a year after death of Rajiv Gandhi.

20 August Akshay Urja Diwas / Renewable Energy Day The day is observed to raise awareness about the development and adoption of renewable energy in India.

The day was first initiated by the Indian Ministry for New and Renewable energy sources in 2004.

The first event related to day was organised in New Delhi.

19-25 August Sanskrit Week in India The day is celebrated to popularise and cherish the importance of language.

The day is celebrated on the full moon day or Poornima in month of Shravan.

The day was first declared in 1969 by government of India on Raksha Bandhan day.

21 August International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism The day was designed by United Nations General Assembly in 2017 and first time observed in 2018.
21 August World Senior Citizen Day The day was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in December on 14th December 1990.

The day was officially founded by the former president of USA Ronald Reagan in 1988.

22 August International Day commemorating the victims of Acts of violence based on Religion or Belief The day is celebrated to remember the victims and survivors of evils acts on the basis name, religion and belief.

The day was first adopted by United Assembly on 28th May 2019.

23 August International Day for the Remembrance of the slave Trade and its abolition The day celebrated in honour the memory of the men and women who , in Saint-Domingue in 1791 revolted and paved the way for the end of slavery and dehumanization.
23-27 August World Water Week Day The World Water Week Day was organised by Stockholm International Water Institute since 1991.

The day was to address the global water issues and related concerns of International developments.

26 August International Dog Day The day was started as National Dog Day in US in 2004 by Colleen Paige.

Paige’s family had adopted their first dog ‘Shelti’ from an animal shelter when she was just 10 years old.


29 August International Day against Nuclear Test The day aims to increase awareness about the effects of nuclear explosion and cessation as one of achieving the goals of a nuclear weapon free world.
29 August National Sports Day in India First national day was celebrated on 29th August 2012 on the birth anniversary of Major Dhyan Chand who was the star hockey player of India.

National Sports Day is also called with the name Rashtriya Khel Divas in some parts of India In 1979 Indian postal department paid tribute to major Dhyan  Chand after his death and renamed the National Stadium of Delhi as Major Dhyan Chand Stadium.

Rajive Gandhi Khel Ratna Award also renamed as Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award.

30 August International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances The day was declared by United Nations General assembly.

The day was observed for the first time in the year 2011.

30 August National Small Industry Day The day is celebrated in India to support and promote small industries for their overall growth potential and opportunities received for their growth and development.
31 August International Day for people of African Descent The day was celebrated for the first time on 31st August 2021.