August has important dates of National as well as international importance. In order to know about them, keep scrolling. 

August 6 

Hiroshima Day 

History reveals that on this day, atomic bombs were dropped on the Japenese city of Hiroshima. This was one of the most devastating days in human history, symbolizing the threat of technology and science if not used responsibly.

August 8 

Quit India Movement Day 

The Quit India Movement was launched on August 8, 1942. This was done in the Bombay session of the All India Congress Committee. This was also called the August Movement or the August Kranti. 

August 9 

Nagasaki Day 

3 days after, the Japanese city of Nagasaki was aimed by the U.S. The atomic bomb was named ‘Fat Man’.

International Day of the World’s Indigenous People 

This day is observed to spread the message of the UN. The message revolves around the protection and promotion of the rights of the indigenous people. 

August 12 

International Youth Day 

This day is observed all around the globe. The aim is to focus on the development as well as the protection of society’s youth. 

August 13 

International Left-Handers Day 

This day was first celebrated in 1976. The aim is to highlight the issues, if any, faced by left-handed people. 

August 15 

India’s Independence Day

India’s freedom struggle came to an end in 1947 and Independence was achieved on August 15. 

August 19

World Photography Day 

This day is observed to realize the importance of photography, worldwide. 

World Humanitarian Day

On this day, the world pays a tribute to the aid workers who risk their lives for humanity. Also, the work of women is honored throughout. 

August 20 

World Mosquito Day 

This day is observed to commemorate Sir Ronald Ross. In 1897, he discovered that female mosquitoes transmit malaria between two humans. 

Sadhbhavna Diwas

This day is observed to commemorate our late PM Rajiv Gandhi. The word Sadhbhavna means goodwill. 

Indian Akshay Urja Day

This day is celebrated to throw light on the development of renewable energy in India. This is a campaign which has been celebrated since 2004. Also, this day marks the birth anniversary of former PM Rajiv Gandhi.  

August 23 

European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism 

On this day, the victims of totalitarian regimes are remembered. This day is also known as Black ribbon day. This day is a symbolization of rejection of oppression, extremism as well as intolerance. 

August 26 

Women’s Equality Day 

On this day, the 19th Amendment was made to the U.S. Constitution. This amendment allowed women the right to vote. In 1971, this day was designated. However, the amendment was made in 1878. 

National Sports Day 

This day is honored to honor the field hockey player Dhyan Chand. He is regarded as the greatest hockey player and is known for his extraordinary goal-scoring feats. He won three Olympic gold medals. This day is also called as Rashtriya Khel Diwas. 

August 30 

Small Industry Day

This day is observed to highlight and promote the small scale industry. These industries are ownerships of small cooperations with limited manpower as well as resources. 

First Sunday of August 

Friendship Day 

This tradition began back in 1935. The aim is to honor friends all over. The U.S. was the first country to begin this. Gradually, it gained a lot of momentum in other countries. 

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