List of Important Days in August 2021

List of Important Days in August 2021: In India, every festival and each important day is celebrated with full enthusiasm. Every month there are many important days including festivals, historic events, or days of national or international importance. It’s not possible to know about each day happening, therefore we have made it easy for you by collecting all the important days falling in August 2021 in a single piece of article.

August month hold many special days like Independence Day, Raksha Bandhan, Janmashtami, Friendship’s Day and many more. In this article, we have provided you with a list of important days, dates, and events of national and international levels and their explanation of importance. Go through the article and speed up your preparation for various competitive examinations as Important Days & Dates is the common topic for various examinations.

List of Important Days in August 2021

Date Special Day
1 August
  • National Mountain Climbing Day
  • Yorkshire Day
3 August
  • Narali Purnima
4 August
  • Friendship Day
  • U.S. Coast Guard Day
6 August Hiroshima Day
7 August
  • International Beer Day
  • National Handloom Day
8 August Quit India Movement
9 August
  • Nagasaki Day
  • International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
12 August
  • Janmashtami
  • International Youth Day
  • World Elephant Day
13 August
  • International Lefthanders Day
  • World Organ Donation Day
14 August Youm-e-Azadi (Pakistan Independence Day)
15 August
  • Indian Independence Day
  • National Mourning Day (Bangladesh)
  • Day of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary
16 August Bennington Battle Day
17 August Indonesian Independence Day
19 August
  • World Photography Day
  • World Humanitarian Day
20 August
  • World Mosquito Day
  • Sadbhavana Divas
  •  Indian Akshay Urja Day
22 August
  • Rakshabandhan
23 August
  • International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition
  • 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
  • Janmashtami
31 August Hari Merdeka (Malaysia National Day)

Important Days and Dates in August 2021

1 August 2021- National Mountain Climbing Day & Yorkshire Day 

Every Year 1st August is observed as National Mountain Climbing Day and Yorkshire Day. National Mountain Climbing Day is celebrated on 1 August to tribute Bobby Mathews, Josh Madigan. These two men climbed the 46 High Peaks of New York State’s Adirondack Mountains in the year 2015.

Another special day Yorkshire Day is also celebrated on 1 August to celebrate, the largest county in the UK, Yorkshire. This day is remembered to honour everything about the history of the country.

4 August 2021: U.S.Coast Guard Day & Friendship Day

Friendship Day and U.S. Coast Guard Day are celebrated on the same day on  4th August. Friendship day is a day of friendship when friends promise to stick by each other’s side through thick and thin by tying a friendship band.

The U.S. Coast Guard Day is celebrated to recognize and appreciate the creation of the Revenue Marine on 4 August in 1790 by the Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton.

6 August 2021: Hiroshima Day

Hiroshima day is observed on 6th August in the memory of those who lost their lives on August 6, 1945, due to a nuclear bomb attack. on this day the atomic bomb was dropped on the Japanese city Hiroshima. In this attack, an entire city of Hiroshima in Japan was demolished and thousands of people lost their lives.

7 August 2021: International Beer Day & National Handloom Day

International Beer Day is celebrated on August 7, Since 2007, day is celebrated. The tradition started in California. The International Beer Day falls on the First Friday of August month.

8 August 2021: Quit Indian Movement Day 

On 8h August, the Quit India Movement Day is noticed on this day, In the year 1942 on this day, the Quit India Movement began at the All-India Congress Committee Session in Bombay.

9 August 2021: Nagasaki Day & International Day of World’s Indigenous People

On 9th August Nagasaki Day is celebrated in the remembrance of those people who lost their lives in the nuclear attack by America on Nagasaki in 1945.

Then another day which lies on 9th August is the Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples it is observed raise awareness regarding the protection and promotion of human rights made for indigenous people.

12 August 2021: International Youth Day & World Elephant Day

International Youth Day is celebrated on 12th August, to give attention to the growth and development of young minds that are the youth of nations. This day focuses on the development and Protection of the Young minds.

Another day on 12th August is World Elephant Day whose main motive is to bring people together to save giant elephants and help them to survive in a better way.

13 August 2021: International Left-handers Day

13th August is observed globally to celebrate International Lefthanders Day. August 2020 will be 44th International Lefthanders Day. The days also help in spreading consciousness about obstacles one faces in life for using the left hand as the dominant one instead of right.

14 August 2021: Youm-e-Azadi (Pakistan Independence Day)

Pakistan celebrates its Independence on 14th August, Priorly India and Pakistan were one nation. and they separated the year 1947. Pakistan Independence Day is also called Youm-e-Azadi.

15 August 2021: Independence Day, National Mourning Day (Bangladesh) & Day of Assumption of the Virgin Mary

Indian Independence Day is celebrated on 15th August. India got independence from British rule on 15th August 1947, we will celebrate 73rd Independence Day this year. This day is also considered as the gazetted holiday in India. 

In Bangladesh, 15th August is observed as National Mourning Day as on this day Bangladesh’s first President Sheikh Mujibur was assassinated along with his family members.

Among Christians, 15h Day is celebrated as the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, believing that God assumed Virgin Mary into Heaven after her death and celebrated in some parts of Europe and South America.

16 August 2021: Bennington Battle Day 

Bennington Battle Day is observed on 16 August.  This Day devoted to the Battle of Bennington held in 1777 on August 16 in America is known as the Bennington Battle Day. 

17 August 2021: Indonesian Independence Day 

Indonesian Independence Day is celebrated on 17th August. Indonesia got Independence from the Dutch colonization in 1945.

19 August 2021: World Photography Day & World Humanitarian Day 

World Photography Day is celebrated on 19th August globally. World Photography Day is a worldwide celebration of the art, craft, science, and history of photography.

Another day which is celebrated on 19th August is World Humanitarian Day, it is a day devoted to commemorating the contribution of individuals who sacrificed or lives for Humanitarian services

20 August 2021: World Mosquito Day, Sadbhavana Diwas & Indian Akshay Urja Day

On August 20, three different special days were observed: World Mosquito Day, Sadbhavana Divas, and Indian Akshay Urja Day.

World Mosquito Day is observed each year on 20 August. It is celebrated in the memory of British doctor, Sir Ronald Ross, who discovered the root cause of the disease Malaria.

The Sadbhavana Divas are celebrated in the memory of Late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi who sacrificed his life in the service of the nation. The Sadbhavana Divas is observed to remember and acknowledge the great man’s contribution to India as a nation. 

The other day which is celebrated on August 20 is Indian Akshay Urja Day, This Day focuses on the growth of renewable energy sources in India.

22 August 2021: Raksha Bandhan

This day is specially meant for the eternal bond and love that brothers and sisters share.

23 August 2021: International Day of Remembrance of the Slave trade and its Abolition & European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism

On August 23 we observe two important days. The first one is International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition. and the 2nd important which is observed on August 23 is A remembrance day dedicated to the victims of Stalinism and Nazism is called the European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism. The day represents the ignorance of “extremism, intolerance, and oppression”.

26 August 2021: Women Equality Day

Women’s Equality Day is celebrated on 26 August. A day on which women in the United States got equal right to vote due to the 19th Amendment of the Constitution.

29 August 2021: National Sports Day

One of the important days in August 2021 is 29 August, the National Sports Day also known as Rashtriya Khel Divas. The National Sports Day is memorialized on the Birth Anniversary of Dhyan Chand, a legendary hockey player.

30 August 2021: Janmashtami & Small Industry Day

This year Janmashtami is celebrated on 30th August to mark the birth of Lord Krishna. Fasting and Dahi Handi are the two most common events that took place on the auspicious occasion of Janmashtami

The Day August 30 is celebrated as Small Industry Day. A day to encourage and motivate small industry entrepreneurs and employees for economic growth.

31 August 2021: Hari Merdeka (Malaysia National Day)

Malaysia’s National Day is celebrated on 31st August Every year. A day when Malaysia got independence from British rule in 1957. This decision is defined under Article 160 of the constitution of Malaysia. Each Independence Day in Malaysia is given a unique logo and theme, usually a slogan that promotes ethnic unity. 

Frequently Asked Questions: FAQs

Q.When is Raksha Bandhan in 2021?

Ans: This year, Rakshabandhan is on 22nd August 2021.

Q. When is Janmashtami in 2021?

Ans: This year Janmashtami is on 30th August 2021.

Q. When is Friendship Day Celebrated?

Ans: Every year Friendship day is celebrated on 4th August.

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