Important Days in August 2021: List Of National and International days

August month has some of the important events and days to celebrate and honour the cause and raise awareness on different diseases and days. some of them are.....

Important Days in August 2021: List Of National and International days

Important Days and Dates in August 2021: Important days, dates, and events (national or international) August 2021 are provided below which will increase the general knowledge and also help in the preparation of various competitive examinations. 

Important Days And Dates In August 2021: 

1 August - National Mountain Climbing Day 

(National Mountain Climbing Day is celebrated on 1 August to tribute Bobby Mathews, Josh Madigan.)

                      Yorkshire Day

(Another special day Yorkshire Day is also celebrated on 1 August to celebrate, the largest county in the UK, Yorkshire.)

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.)

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.)

4 August - U.S. Coast Guard Day 

(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.)

6 August – 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.)

7 August - National Handloom Day 

(It is observed on 7 August every year to honour the handloom weavers in the country.)

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.)

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.....)

                   International Day of World’s Indigenous People

(Then another day which lies on 9th August is the Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples it is observed raise awareness.....)

10 August - World Lion Day 

(It is observed on 10 August annually. The objective is to spread awareness....)

                       World Biofuel Day 

(It is observed on 10 August to spread awareness about....)

12 August: International Youth Day

(International Youth Day is celebrated on 12th August, to give attention to the growth and development of...)

             World Elephant Day 

(Another day on 12th August is World Elephant Day whose main motive is to bring people....)

13 August - International Lefthanders Day 

(Every year on 13 August Lefthanders Day is observed. It raises awareness about...)

            World Organ Donation Day 

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

14 August - Pakistan Independence Day

( On this day Pakistan achieved Independence and was declared a sovereign nation following...)

15 August – Independence Day in India 

(Indian Independence Day is celebrated on 15th August. India got independence from...)

              National Mourning Day (Bangladesh)

[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.)

              Day of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary 

(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.)

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 celebrated on 19th August globally. World Photography Day is a worldwide celebration of the...)

           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. This day also honours the work of women in crises throughout the world.)

20 August - Sadbhavna Diwas 

(Sadbhavna Divas is observed on 20 August every year to commemorate the memory of...)


           World Mosquito 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.)

           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.)

22 August - Raksha Bandhan 

(The festival celebrates the eternal bond between...)

26 August - Women Equality Day 

(Women’s Equality Day is celebrated on 26 August. A day on which women in the United States got an equal right to...)

          International Dog Day 

(It is celebrated on 26 August to recognise the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year.)

29 August - National Sports Day

( The National Sports Day is memorialized on the Birth Anniversary of...)

30 August - Janmashtami 

(It will be celebrated on 30 August this year. Janmashtami festival marks the birth of Lord Krishna who is lovingly known as Kanha. He is considered one of the most powerful human incarnations of Lord Vishnu. Dahi Handi is one of the most festive events of the Janmashtami celebration.)

           Small Industry Day 

(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 - Malaysia National Day(Hari Merdeka) 

[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.)  

August 2021 Important Days


Name of Important Days

6 August (First Friday of August)

International Beer Day

1 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)

India is a land of diversity that has a mixed culture of eastern values and western freedom. India has Himalayan ranges, Ganga, the sacred river, mountains and has a history of great philosophers like Swami Vivekananda, Ramkrishna Paramhansa, etc. Therefore, various festivals and events are celebrated together by the people.

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