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08 • August • Agosto

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.

Check out National Heritage Week in Ireland.

August 1 Swiss National Day (Switzerland)

August 6 Independence Day (Bolivia)

August 9 International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

August 9 Books Lovers Day

Book Lovers Day

August 10 Ecuador declares independence from Spain (1809)

August 12 World Elephant Day

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.
http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/earthskys-meteor-shower-guide
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perseids

August 14 Navajo Code Talkers Day

#NavajoCodeTalkersDay

August 15 Assumption of Virgin Mary
Assumption_of_Mary – Wikipedia

August 15 Independence Day (India)

India Independence Day

August 15 Ferragosto (Italy)

August 19 World Photography Day
#worldphotographyday

August 19 is World Photography Day

August 24 Día de Parques Nacionales de Costa Rica (National Parks Day) (Costa Rica)
https://planeta.com/costa-rica-parks

August 25 Founder’s Day, National Park Service (USA)

August 30 Melbourne Day commemorates the day the first European settlers landed on the north bank of the Yarra River from the schooner Enterprize in 1835. (MelbourneAustralia)

Floating Dates
August Edinburgh Festival (Scotland)
https://www.edfringe.com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edinburgh_Festival

August Indigenous People’s Week

August Darwin Festival (DarwinAustralia)
http://www.darwinfestival.org.au
@Darwinfestival

August National Heritage Week (Ireland)

Heritage Week in Ireland

Videos

Wikipedia
August

Planeta.com

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