Events, celebrations, awareness events, saint's days, annual campaigns - UK and global festivities happening in August 2022.
It's high summer, and August is the month when we celebrate Yorkshire Day, Sea Serpent Day and World Infinity Day.
Here are the fun events happening this August in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland as well as around the world.
28th Jul to 8th Aug 2022
The Commonwealth Games is an international multi-sport event involving athletes from the Commonwealth of Nations. In 2022 it will be held in Birmingham UK.
1st Aug 2022
Celebrated on 1st August each year to promote the historic English county of Yorkshire.
4th Aug 2022
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.
7th Aug 2022
A day to ponder on the myth of sea serpents.
8th Aug 2022
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.
8th Aug 2022
Held on the 8th day of the 8th month of each year to celebrate and promote Philosophy and Philosophizing for the ordinary person.
9th Aug 2022
Yes, this really is a thing. Just have some rice pudding today. Enjoy!
10th Aug 2022
Founded by Big Cat Rescue to highlight the importance of the lion globally and to raise lion conservation awareness worldwide.
12th Aug 2022
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.
13th Aug 2022
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.
19th Aug 2022
Awareness for orangutangs around the world, some of which are facing extinction within the next two decades.
19th Aug 2022
World Photo Day is an international photography event on August 19th that celebrates the passion for photography in our communities.
24th Aug 2022
A day to celebrate man's best friend.
26th Aug 2022
US event that is celebrated by dog-lovers around the world. The purpose of the day is to raise awareness for dog adoption.
27th Aug to 28th Aug 2022
A night to celebrate bats and learn about the way bats live and their needs with presentations, exhibitions and bat walks.
31st Aug 2022
Last bank holiday in England and Wales before Christmas!
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