Important days in August 2023: National and International Special Days

Important days in August 2023: August is the 8th month in the Gregorian and Julian calendar. It was first named sextiles and later it was renamed after Julius Augustus. Many important days are observed in this month. Check below all the events that are observed and celebrated globally.

Important days in August 2023

Dates Events
August 1



Statehood Day (Colorado)

Yorkshire Day (England)

Imbolc (Southern Hemisphere)

Armed Forces Day (China, Lebanon) Parents’ Day (the Democratic Republic of the Congo)

Minden Day (United Kingdom)

Official Birthday and Coronation Day of the King of Tonga (Tonga)

Azerbaijani Language and Alphabet Day (Azerbaijan)

Victory Day (Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam) World Scout Scarf Day

Emancipation Day (Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands) National Day (Benin)

Lammas (England, Scotland) Pachamama Raymi (Ecuador, Peru) Lughnasadh (Gaels, Ireland, Scotland) Swiss National Day (Switzerland) National Milkshake Day (US)

Procession of the Cross and the beginning of Dormition Fast (Eastern Orthodoxy)

August 2



Republic Day (North Macedonia)

Our Lady of the Angels Day (Costa Rica)

Airmobile Forces Day (Ukraine) Paratroopers Day (Russia)

Day of Azerbaijani Cinema (Azerbaijan)

August 3


Flag Day (Venezuela)

National White Wine Day (US) Independence Day (Niger)

Pidjiguiti Massacre (Guinea-Bissau) Arbor Day (Niger)

National Guard Day (Venezuela)

Armed Forces Day (Equatorial Guinea) National Watermelon Day (US)

Esther Day (US)

August 4 Matica Slovenska Day (Slovakia) Constitution Day (Cook Islands)

Coast Guard Day (US)

Revolution Day (Burkina Faso)

August 5 Independence Day (Burkina Faso) Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day and the Day of Croatian defenders (Croatia)

Dedication of the Basilica of St Mary Major (Catholic Church)

National Underwear Day (US)

August 6 Independence Day (Bolivia, Jamaica) Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony (Hiroshima, Japan)

Feast of the Transfiguration

Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan’s Accession Day (United Arab Emirates)

August 7 Emancipation Day (Saint Kitts and Nevis)

Republic Day (Ivory Coast) Independence Day (Ivory Coast)

Battle of Boyaca Day (Colombia) Assyrian Martyrs Day (Assyrian community)

Youth Day (Kiribati)

August 8 International Cat Day

Father’s Day (Taiwan)

Namesday of Queen Silvia of Sweden, (Sweden)

Ceasefire Day (Iraqi Kurdistan)

Nane Nane Day (Tanzania)

Signal Troops Day (Ukraine)

Happiness Happens Day

August 9 Muharram

Day of the World’s Indigenous People National Women’s Day (South Africa) National Day (Singapore)

Remembrance for Radbod

King of the Frisians (The Troth)

Battle of Gangut Day (Russia)

 August 10


Argentine Air Force Day (Argentina) National S’more Day (US)

Constitution Day (Anguilla)

Declaration of Independence of Quito (Ecuador)

 August 11 Independence Day (Chad)

Flag Day (Pakistan)

Mountain Day (Japan)

August 12 Russian Railway Troops Day (Russia)

Sea Org Day (Scientology)

Glorious Twelfth (United Kingdom) World Elephant Day

HM the Queen’s Birthday and National Mother’s Day (Thailand)

Raksha Bandhan

August 13 Women’s Day (Tunisia)

Independence Day (Central African Republic)

National Filet Mignon Day (US)

August 14 Independence Day (Pakistan) Anniversary Day (Tristan da Cunha) Falklands Day (Falkland Islands) Commemoration of Wadi al-Dahab (Morocco)

Engineer’s Day (Dominican Republic) Day of the Defenders of the Fatherland (Abkhazia)

Pramuka Day (Indonesia)

National Creamsicle Day (US)

August 15 National Acadian Day (Acadians)

Feast Day of the Assumption of Mary Constitution Day (Equatorial Guinea) Navy Day (Romania)

Ferragosto (Italy)

Independence Day (Korea)

Maras (Latvia)

Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos (Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, and Eastern Catholic Churches)

Virgin of Candelaria, patron of the Canary Islands (Spain)

National Mourning Day (Bangladesh) Mother’s Day (Antwerp and Costa Rica) Founding of Asuncion (Paraguay) Armed Forces Day (Poland)

Awa Dance Festival (Tokushima Prefecture)

Fatherland Liberation Day (North Korea)

End-of-war Memorial Day (Japan) National Lemon Meringue Pie Day (US) Victory over Japan Day (United Kingdom)

Gwangbokjeol (South Korea)

National Day (Liechtenstein) Independence Day (Republic of the Congo)

August 16


Restoration Day (Dominican Republic) National Airborne Day (US)

Bennington Battle Day (US)

Gozan no Okuribi (Kyoto, Japan) Children’s Day (Paraguay)

National Rum Day (US)

August 17 Independence Day (Indonesia, Gabon) Flag Day (Bolivia)

Prekmurje Union Day (Slovenia) Engineer’s Day (Colombia)

The Birthday of Marcus Garvey (Rastafari)

San Martin Day (Argentina)

National Vanilla Custard Day (US)

August 18 Constitution Day (Indonesia)

Arbor Day (Pakistan)

Birthday of Virginia Dare (Roanoke Island)

National Science Day (Thailand)

Armed Forces Day (North Macedonia) Bad Poetry Day

Long Tan Day (Australia)

August 19 Krishna Janamashtami

Afghan Independence Day (Afghanistan)

Saviour’s Transfiguration or Apples Feast (Russian Orthodox Church, Georgian Orthodox Church)

Feast of the Transfiguration

Buhe (Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church)

Manuel Luis Quezon Day (The Philippines)

National Aviation Day (US)

August Revolution Commemoration Day (Vietnam)

National Potato Day (US)

Birthday of Crown Princess Mette-Marit (Norway)

World Photography Day

August 20 Restoration of Independence Day (Estonia)

Revolution of the King and People (Morocco)

Indian Akshay Urja Day (India)

Saint Stephen’s Day (Hungary)

Sadbhavna Divas

August 21 Ninoy Aquino Day (Philippines)

Youth Day/King Mohammed VI’s Birthday (Morocco)

August 22 Flag Day (Russia)

Southern Hemisphere Hoodie-Hoo Day Feast of the Coronation of Mary National Pecan Torte Day (US)

National Eat a Peach Day (US)

August 23 European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism or Black Ribbon Day (European Union) Umhlanga Day (Swaziland)

Battle of Kursk Day (Russia)

Liberation from Fascist Occupation Day (Romania)

Day of the National Flag (Ukraine)

August 24 Independence Day of Ukraine

Flag Day (Liberia)

National Waffle Day (US)

Willka Raymi (Cusco, Peru)

Nostalgia Night (Uruguay)

International Strange Music Day

August 25


Soldier’s Day (Brazil)

Independence Day (Uruguay)

National Whiskey Sour Day (US)

Day of Songun (North Korea)

National Banana Split Day (US) Liberation Day (France)

August 26 Herero Day (Namibia)

Repentance Day (Papua New Guinea)

August 27


Independence Day (Republic of Moldova)

Lyndon Baines Johnson Day (US)

Film and Movies Day (Russia)

National Pots De Creme Day (US) National Banana Lovers Day (US)

August 28 Assumption of Mary (Eastern Orthodox Church, North Macedonia, Serbia, Georgia)

Crackers of the Keyboard Day

National Cherry Turnover Day (US)

August 29 National Sports Day (India)

Telugu Language Day (India)

Miners’ Day (Ukraine)

National Chop Suey Day (US)

Slovak National Uprising Anniversary (Slovakia)

National Lemon Juice Day (US)

August 30


Small Industry Day

Saint Rose of Lima’s Day (Peru) Constitution Day (Kazakhstan, Turks, Caicos Islands)

Popular Consultation Day (East Timor) Independence Day (Tatarstan, Russia) Victory Day (Turkey)

August 31 Hari Merdeka (Malaysia National Day) North Borneo Self-government Day (Borneo)

Baloch-Pakhtun Unity Day Independence Day (Federation of Malaya, Malaysia, Kyrgyzstan, Trinidad, and Tobago)

Day of Solidarity and Freedom (Poland) National Trail Mix Day (US)

National Language Day (Moldova)

Important Days in September 2023: National and International Special Days

Important days in August 2023 FAQs

Question: Who celebrates Muharram?

Ans. It is celebrated by Muslims. On this day, Husayn ibn Ali was martyred in the battle of Karbala. Sunni Muslims fast on this day whereas Shia Muslims spend the day in mourning.

Question: On which day Krishna Janamashtmi fall in 2023?

Ans. It will be observed on August 19, 2023.

Question: When does Pakistan celebrate Independence Day?

Ans. Pakistan celebrates Independence Day on 14th August.

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