Important days in August 2021

September 19, 2021
Important days in august

In this article, we will provide you with a list of the Important days in August 2021.

August is the 8 month of August and each and every month include important days and festivals. August month has many special days Independence days, Raksha Bandhan, Janmashtami, friendship day and many more.  

So in this article we have provide you the list of Important days in August. All the days have their own importance and we have also explained to you the importance of the day.

As India is the land of festivals where several events occur, the important days are celebrated full of enjoyments. It has been seen that several questions are asked from these types of topics. 

We have also written an article on Important days in July 2021 so you can visit there and know the important Dates in July and we will try to provide you with these topics these important days every month.    

Important days in august 2021

Below are the Important days in august so go through the article and prepare yourself for the upcoming competitive exams because in many exams these types of questions have been asked that’s why we have posted this article for helping the aspirants who are preparing for any of the competitive exams.

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.

1-7 August – World Breastfeeding Week 

It is a global campaign that 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 (First Sunday of August) – Friendship day:

Friendship Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of August and in 2021 it falls on 1 August. In 1935, a tradition of dedicating a day in honour of friends began in the US. Gradually Friendship Day gained popularity and various countries including India also celebrated this day.

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.

6 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 the August movement or August Kranti.

9 August – Nagasaki Day 

The United States 9 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 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 around the globe to focus on the development and protection of youth in society.

12 August – World Elephant Day

It is observed on 12 August annually to make people understand how to preserve and protect the giant elephant. This is the way to bring the world together to help elephants.

13 August – International Lefthanders Day 

Every year on 13 August is observed. It raises awareness about the problems and difficulties that left-handed persons face.

13 August – World Organ Donation Day

World Organ Donation Day is observed on 13 August to spread awareness about the importance of organ donation.

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

Youm-e-Azadi or Pakistani Independence day is observed annually on 14 August. On this day Pakistan achieved Independence and was declared a sovereign nation following the end of British rule in 1947.

15 August – Engineer’s Day (India)

Engineers’ Day is celebrated in India every year to mark the tribute to the Indian Engineer Bharat Ratna Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya.

15 August – International Day of Democracy

International Day of Democracy is observed on 15 September to remind people that democracy is about people. This day provides an opportunity to make people understand the importance of democracy and the effective realisation of Human Rights. 

16 August – Malaysia Day 

Malaysia Day is celebrated on 16 September and is also known as ‘Hari Malaysia’. On 16 September 1963, the former British colony of Singapore and the East Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak joined the Federation of Malaya to create the Malaysian Federation.

16 August – World Ozone Day

World Ozone Day is observed on 16 September annually. On this day in 1987, the Montreal Protocol was signed. Since 1994, World Ozone Day has been celebrated which was established by the United Nations General Assembly. This day reminds people about the depletion of the Ozone Layer and to find solutions to preserve it.

18 August – World Bamboo Day            

The day is observed on 18 September to increase the awareness about bamboo globally. 

18 August(Third September) – International Red Panda Day          

It is observed on the third Saturday of September. This year it falls on 18 September. The day raises awareness of their urgent need for conservation.