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List of Important Days in August 2024 : National & International events in August 2024

About August

August is the eighth month in the Julian and Gregorian calendars and has 31 days. The origin name of August is Sextilis in Latin because it was the sixth month in the ten-month Roman calendar.

August is full of historical events and festivals. Today, we will share the complete list of Important Days in August 2024. You will also find some fascinating facts about August and detailed information on some of the important days in August.

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List of Important Days in August 2024

Here is the complete list of important days in August 2024. Candidates appearing for SSC exams or any other competitive exam where General Awareness is a core subject can refer to this article for their preparation.

DatesEvents/Occasion 
1st-August- 2024Yorkshire Day
World Breastfeeding Week (1-7)
Friendship Day
National Mountain Climbing Day
4th- August 2024Friendship Day
U.S. Coast Guard Day
6th- August 2024Hiroshima Day
7th- August 2024International Beer Day
National Handloom Day
8th- August 2024Quit India Movement
9th August 2024Nagasaki Day
International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
10th August 2024World Lion Day
 World Biofuel Day
12th August 2024World Elephant Day
International Youth Day
13th- August 2024International Lefthanders Day
World Organ Donation Day
14th- August 2024Youm-e-Azadi (Pakistan Independence Day)
15th- August 2024Indian Independence Day
Day of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary
National Mourning Day (Bangladesh)
16th- August 2024Bennington Battle Day
17th August 2024Indonesian Independence Day
19th August 2024World Photography Day
World Humanitarian Day
20-Augest 2024World Mosquito Day
Sadbhavana Divas
 Indian Akshay Urja Day
23th- August 2024International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition
European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism
26th-August 2024Women’s Equality Day
29th- August 2024National Sports Day
30th-August-2024Small Industry Day
31st-August 2024Hari Merdeka (Malaysia National Day)

Details of the Important Days in August 2024

Here are details on some of the important dates in August 2024.

6th- August 2024 Hiroshima Day

6th August 2024 is a day to remember the terrifying anniversary of the atomic bombing of two cities of Japan -Hiroshima and Nagasaki — during World War 2. The blast killed around 80,000 people while more than 35,000 were injured. The nuclear bomb blast caused gene mutation in people, and many generation has to suffer the consequences.

8th- August 2024 Quit India Movement

8th August 2024 is a historical day for the people of India. The day marks the Quit India Movement when the All India Congress Committee by Mahatma Gandhi on 8th August 1942, during World War II, demanded an end to British rule in India.

12th August 2024 – International Youth Day, World Elephant Day

There are two occasions on 12th August 2024- International Youth Day and World Elephant Day.

International Youth Day: The United Nations has designated 12th August as International Youth Day to draw attention to a given set of cultural and legal issues surrounding youth.

World Elephant Day: It is an international event to raise awareness about the protection and preservation of elephants.

15th- August 2024 Indian Independence Day, Day of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, National Mourning Day (Bangladesh)

There are three historical events on 15th August 2023-Indian Independence Day, National Mourning Day (Bangladesh), and Day of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary.

Indian Independence Day: On 15 August 1947, India gained its independence from British rule. We will celebrate our 77th Independence Day on 15th August 2024.

National Mourning Day (Bangladesh): 15th August is a national Mourning day in Bangladesh to mourn the brutal murder of the nation’s first president, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, who led the independence movement Bangladesh.

29th- August 2024 National Sports Day

29th August is celebrated as National Sports Day to commemorate the birth anniversary of Indian hockey legend, Major Dhyan Chand, a legendary figure in hockey.

Fascinating Facts about August

  • Originally, August, named after the Roman Emperor, Augustus only had 30 days. July was named after Julius Caesar and had 31 days. Augustus became jealous as did not want August to have fewer days than July. So he added a day to August, making it 31 days long.
  • August is special because of the Perseid Meteor shower that usually peaks around 11 to 13 August.
  • Like May, August also has two birthstone-peridot and sardonyx. Peridot is a beautiful green gemstone that brings good fortune and protects against nightmares. Another is Sardonyx, a reddish-brown gemstone that brings courage and happiness.
  • Like a birthstone, August has two birth flowers- gladiolus and poppy. Gladiolus is a tall flower, symbolizing strength, honor, and moral integrity. On the other hand, Poppy is a beautiful red bloom famous in poems and symbolizes respect for fallen soldiers and veterans.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1- Can you list the important dates and events in August 2024?

A- Here is the list of important dates in August 2024-

1st-August- 2024 Yorkshire Day

4th- August 2024 Friendship Day

6th- August 2024 Hiroshima Day

7th- August 2024 International Beer Day

8th- August 2024 Quit India Movement

9th August 2024 Nagasaki Day

10th August 2024 World Lion Day

12th August 2024 World Elephant Day

15th- August 2024 Indian Independence Day

Q2- What are the birthstones of August?

A2-The birthstones of August are peridot, sardonyx, and spinel.

Q3-When is Small Industry Day, and it’s significant?

A3-Small Industry Day is on 30th August, and the reason behind celebrating it is to acknowledge the contribution made by small industries to the Indian economy.

Q4- What is Hari Merdeka (Malaysia National Day)?

A4-Hari Merdeka (Malaysia National Day) is celebrated on August 31st to commemorate the independence of the Federation of Malaya on that day in 1957.

Q5-When is Indian Akshay Urja Day?

A5-Every year, Indian Akshay Urja Day is celebrated on August 20 to raise awareness about the developments and importance of renewable energy in India. 20th August is special because of the birth anniversary of the former prime minister of the country, Rajiv Gandhi.

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