Photo: Vince O’Sullivan, Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe
In August we have held one of our tentpole events — Indigenous Peoples Week to celebrate August 9, the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People.
Other events and celebrations in August include World Elephant Day on August 12, Navajo Code Talkers Day on August 14, India Independence Day on August 15 and World Photography Day on August 19.
August 6 Independence Day (Bolivia)
August 9 Books Lovers Day
August 12 World Elephant Day
August 9-14 Perseid Meteor Shower – The Perseid meteor shower sparks when the Earth passes through a stream of debris left by comet Swift-Tuttle. The shower is visible from mid-July each year, with the peak in activity being between August 9 and 14, depending on the particular location of the stream.
August 14 Navajo Code Talkers Day
August 15 Assumption of Virgin Mary
Assumption_of_Mary – Wikipedia
August 24 Día de Parques Nacionales de Costa Rica (National Parks Day) (Costa Rica)
August 25 Founder’s Day, National Park Service (USA)
August Indigenous People’s Week