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August 2024 Events Celebrations & Special Days

August 2024 Events Celebrations & Special Days

Events, celebrations, awareness events, saint's days, annual campaigns, major sporting events - UK and global festivities happening in August 2024.

It's high summer, and August is the month when we celebrate Yorkshire Day, Sea Serpent Day and World Infinity Day.

August also sees the conclusion of the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, which is being held in Paris, France.

Here are the key dates and events happening this August in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland as well as around the world.

August 2024 Events Celebrations & Special Days

Summer Olympics & Paralympics 2024

26th Jul to 11th Aug 2024

The world's biggest sporting event, held every four years. The 33rd Olympiad will be held in Paris France.

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Yorkshire Day

1st Aug 2024

Celebrated on 1st August each year to promote the historic English county of Yorkshire. Celebrations are held in a different Yorkshire town each year, where a declaration of integrity is read out, defining who may call themselves a Yorkshireman or woman.

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International Owl Awareness Day

4th Aug 2024

International Owl Awareness Day aims to celebrate one of the most iconic bird species and raise awareness to their plight in the wild and what we can all do to help protect them.

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Sea Serpent Day

7th Aug 2024

A day to ponder on the myth of sea serpents. A sea serpent or sea dragon is a type of dragon sea monster described in various mythologies across the ancient world including Mesopotamian, Greek, Judaeo-Christian and Norse mythology.


International Cat Day

8th Aug 2024

Organised by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, this is a day to think about your furry friend and appreciate everything you love about them.

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Universal & International Infinity Day

8th Aug 2024

Held on the 8th day of the 8th month of each year to celebrate and promote Philosophy and Philosophizing for the ordinary person.

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Rice Pudding Day

9th Aug 2024

Yes, this really is a thing. All you have to do is to eat some rice pudding today. Enjoy!


World Lion Day

10th Aug 2024

Founded by Big Cat Rescue to highlight the importance of the lion globally and to raise lion conservation awareness worldwide.

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World Elephant Day

12th Aug 2024

A day to bring attention to the urgent plight of Asian and African elephants. World Elephant Day asks you to experience elephants in non-exploitive and sustainable environments where elephants can thrive under care and protection.

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International Youth Day

12th Aug 2024

International Youth Day brings youth issues to the attention of the international community and celebrates the potential of youth as partners in today's global society.


Left Handers Day

13th Aug 2024

Your chance to tell your family and friends how proud you are of being left-handed, and also to raise awareness of the everyday issues that lefties face in a world designed for right-handers.

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World Lizard Day

14th Aug 2024

A special day for lizard enthusiasts to share their interest with the world. There are 6,000 species of lizards in the world, and they have been around for more than 250 million years.



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Granny Square Day

15th Aug 2024

In this online celebration of crochet and in particular the granny square, a square that can be as simple or as complex as you like. Granny squares can be sewn together to make blankets or clothing and can be made as large or small as you like.

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International Orangutan Day

19th Aug 2024

An awareness day for orangutangs around the world, some of which are facing extinction within the next two decades. Their habitat is threatened by the illegal pet trade and deforestation from the palm oil industry.


World Photo Day

19th Aug 2024

World Photo Day is an international photography event on August 19th that celebrates the passion for photography in our communities.

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International Bat Night

24th Aug to 25th Aug 2024

A night to celebrate bats and learn about the way bats live and their needs with presentations, exhibitions and bat walks. It is also a chance to go out and look for bats in their natural habitat.

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International Dog Day

26th Aug 2024

A day to celebrate man's best friend. The day intends to highlight the condition of dogs and to encourage the adoption of dogs from shelters.

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Summer Bank Holiday

26th Aug 2024

Today is the last bank holiday in England and Wales before Christmas. It marks the end of the summer holidays for school children and is the weekend when the famous Notting Hill Carnival takes place.

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