Holidays Calendar for August 1, 2016


Civic Holiday in Canada

The first Monday in August is Civic Holiday in most Canadian provinces. This holiday is known under different names in many provinces and municipalities.

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Army Day in China

The People’s Liberation Army of the People’s Republic of China was founded on August 1, 1927. This day is an important holiday for the Chinese, that is known in the country as Army Day.

Warsaw Uprising Memorial Day in Poland

Warsaw Uprising Memorial Day is a new national holiday, that is observed in Poland since 2010. This day commemorates the heroes of the Warsaw Uprising, that began on August 1, 1944.

National Day in Switzerland

National Day in Switzerland is celebrated annually on August 1. This is the only one federal holiday, and it was created to commemorated the anniversary of foundation of Switzerland.

Labor Day in Samoa

Labor Day is one of the public holidays in Samoa. It’s annually observed on the first Monday in August.

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Emancipation Day

Many countries, that are former colonies, celebrate Emancipation Dayon August 1. This public holiday celebrates the day, when slavery was abolished in 1833.

Independence Day in Benin

Independence Day is the major national day in Benin. It annually falls on August 1 to celebrate the day, when Benin gained independence from France in 1960.

Parents' Day in DR Congo

Parents’ Day, that annually falls on August 1, is one of the public holidays in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Unlike other counties, DR Congo doesn’t celebrate Father’s Day and Mother’s Day as separate holidays, but has one holiday, that is dedicated to both parents.

Emancipation Day (August Monday)

Emancipation Day is a common holiday for the former colonies of Great Britain and Guyana. This day is celebrated on the first Monday in August. At some point the holiday became the first day of the traditional Carnival and adopted the name of August Monday.

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Farmers' Day in Zambia

People across Zambia celebrateFarmers’ Day on the first Monday in August. Zambians depend on farming very much, that is why this holiday praises their work.

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National Childrens' Day in Tuvalu

The first Monday in August is National Childrens’ Day in Tuvalu. This public holiday is called in Tuvalu Aso Tamaliki.

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Youth Day in Kiribati

Youth Day is a public holiday in Kiribati. Celebration of this holiday is aimed to promote healthy lifestyle among youth and children of Kiribati.

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Commerce Day in Iceland

Iceland annually celebratesCommerce Day on the first Monday in August. This holiday appeared in 1894, and the first observation took place in Reykjavik.

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Day of the Rear Services of the Armed Forces in Russia

Day of the Rear Services of the Armed Forces is one of the professional holidays of Russian military and civilian personnel. This holiday is annually observed on August 1.

Armed Forces Day in Lebanon

Lebanese servicemen annually observe their professional holiday,Armed Forces Day, on August 1. This date is considered to be the birthday of the Lebanese Armed Forces in 1945.

Day of Azerbaijani Language and Alphabet

President of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliev established a new cultural observance, known as Day of Azerbaijani Language and Alphabet in 2001. This holiday is celebrated annually on August 1.

Memorial Day for the Victims of World War I in Russia

August 1 is Memorial Day for the Victims of World War I in Russia. This memorial day was established by Presidential Decree in 2012, and first celebration took place on August 1, 2013.

National Raspberry Cream Pie Day

August 1 is National Raspberry Cream Pie Day in the United States. This food holiday celebrates a delicious summer dessert.

Lughnasadh

Lughnasadh was one of the most important festivals for Celts. Many other names stand for the name of this festival – Lughnasa, Lúnasa, Lùnastal and Luanistyn, but they mean the same. This summer festival is still observed in Ireland.

World Scout Scarf Day

Scouts have several holidays, that help them promote scouting in different countries around the world. World Scout Scarf Day is one of these holidays, that is annually celebrated on August 1.

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