Important Days in August 2020: National and International

Important Days in August 2020

India is a land of festivals where several events, important days are celebrated. All the days have their own importance. In the various competitive examination it is seen that several questions asked from important days and dates. This article consists of important days in August 2020 month with an explanation.  

Date Name of Important Days Explanation
1-7 August World Breastfeeding Week It is celebrated every year during the first week of August in several countries across the world. World Breastfeeding Week first time was celebrated in 1992.
1 August National Mountain Climbing Day Every year on 1st August National Mountain Climbing Day is observed. It is said that the day was established in honour of Bobby Mathews, and his friend Josh Madigan, for successfully climbing the 46 High Peaks of New York State’s Adirondack Mountains.
1 August Yorkshire Day Yorkshire Day is celebrated every year on 1st August. It is the UK’s largest country. This day is celebrated to honour everything about the history of the country to its most memorable residents.
2 August (First Sunday of August) Friendship Day Friendship Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of August and in 2020 it falls on 2 August. In 1935, a tradition of dedicating a day in honour of friends began in the US.
4 August U.S. Coast Guard Day Every year on 4 August U.S. Coast Guard Day is observed to honour the establishment of the Revenue Marine on 4 August in 1790 by the Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton.
6 August Hiroshima Day        Hiroshima Day is observed on 6 August every year. This is the day when the atomic bomb was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima in 1945.
7 August (First Friday of August) International Beer Day International Beer Day is observed on the first Friday of August. Originally it was started in Santa Cruz, California in 2007. 
8 August Quit India Movement Day All India Congress Committee session in Bombay on 8 August, 1942, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi launched the ‘Quit India Movement’. It is also known as August Movement or August Kranti.
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 International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples                         Every year International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is celebrated on 9 August to encourage people from around the world to spread the UN’s message on the protection and promotion of the rights of indigenous peoples.
12 August International Youth Day International Youth Day is celebrated on 12 August to focus on the development and protection of youth in the society. 
13 August International Lefthanders Day Every year on 13 August Lefthanders Day is observed. It raises awareness about the problems and difficulties that left handed persons faced.
14 August Youm-e-Azadi (Pakistan Independence Day) Youm-e-Azadi or Pakistan Independence Day is observed annually on 14 August. On this day Pakistan achieved Independence and was declared a sovereign nation in 1947.
15 August National Mourning Day (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.
15 August Independence Day in India Every Year on 15 August, India celebrates Independence Day. As on this day, India got freedom from British rule.
15 August Day of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary On 15 August, the Christian feast day of the Assumption of Mary is celebrated with the belief that God assumed the Virgin Mary into Heaven following her death. Mainly, it is celebrated in parts of Europe and South America.
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 Indonesian Independence Day is celebrated on 17 August every year. This day is celebrated as the declaration of independence from Dutch colonization in 1945.
19 August World Photography Day World Photography Day is observed on 19 August annually to raise awareness about the importance of photography.
19 August World Humanitarian Day World Humanitarian Day is observed annually on 19 August around the world to pay tribute to aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service.
20 August World Mosquito Day World Mosquito Day is observed on 20 August every year to commemorate the British doctor, Sir Ronald Ross’s discovery in 1897 that ‘female mosquitoes transmit malaria between humans’.
20 August Sadbhavna Diwas Sadbhavna Divas is observed on 20 August every year to commemorate the memory of our late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.
20 August Indian Akshay Urja Day Indian Akshay Urja Day is celebrated on 20 August annually to raise awareness about the development of renewable energy in India. It is a campaign that is celebrated since 2004. This day commemorates the birthday of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.
23 August International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition This day is observed on 23 August every year to remind us about the tragedy of the slave trade in memory of all peoples that is about the tragedy of 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.
26 August Women’s Equality Day This day commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which granted the women right to vote. In 1971, the U.S. Congress officially recognized August 26 as Women’s Equality Day.
29 August National Sports Day National Sports Day is celebrated on 29 August every year to honour the birthday of Dhyan Chand a field hockey player. National Sports Day is also known as Rashtriya Khel Divas.
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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