August awareness days

August Awareness Days

August Awareness Days 2019/2020 Worldwide List & Social Media Calendar

Our August awareness days list of worldwide international awareness days are fact checked to make sure they’re not social media hype or fake news. We’ve included all the fixed August international awareness days we could find including all the UN International Days. If you’re aware of any fixed international August awareness days not included on our list please add your comments at the bottom the page so we can include all August awareness days.

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Date International Awareness Days Acronym First Observed Where? Founder / Organizations Filter Tags / Categories August Awareness Day Facts/Trivia Social Media Hashtags
1 August International Childfree Day 1973 USA, worldwide NAOP (National Alliance for Optional Parenthood). Cultural awareness day. A day to recognize the contribution childfree people make to society and educate society that parenthood is optional. #InternationalChildfreeDay
2 August No verified August international awareness days today. On this day in 1870 the world’s first underground railway opened between Tower Hill and Vine Lane under the river Thames in London, England. Within a few months it went bankrupt and was converted for pedestrian use with a toll of one halfpenny, and was used by 1 million people each year. In 1894 the toll-free Tower Bridge opened and in 1989 the tunnel was closed and sold to a utility company, which now carries water mains.
3 August No verified August international awareness days today. On this day in 1946 the world’s first theme park called Santa Claus Land opened in Santa Claus, Indiana, USA.
4 August Single Working Women’s Day 1996 USA, worldwide Barbara Payne, SWWAN (Single Working Women’s Affiliate Network). Womens day, Awareness day. A day to recognize the contributions made by single women in the workplace. Part of Single Working Women’s Week. #SingleWorkingWomensDay
5 August International Sailor Moon Day ISMD 2015 USA, Canada, UK, worldwide Pomegranate Magazine Fun day, Geek day, Fan day. Sailor Moon is a popular Japanese anime/manga series, originally broadcast 1991-1997 but popular with fans who attend Sailor Moon events in cities around the world and online. #ISMD
6 August No verified international August awareness days today. On this day in 1945 the USA dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, killing around 20,000 soldiers and up to 126,000 civilians. It was followed by a second nuclear bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan, which killed 39,000-80,000 people. Six days later Japan agreed to surrender which was officially signed on 2nd September 1945 and effectively ended World War II.
7 August No verified international August awareness days today. On this day in 1782 George Washington established the Badge of Military Merit made from purple cloth in the shape of a heart. it was superseded by the Purple Heart medal which was first awarded in 1932.
8 August International Cat Day 2002 worldwide IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare). Animal awareness day. A day to pamper our feline friends and take cat selfies to share on social media. Consider making a donation to support charities taking care of cats less fortunate than your own. #InternationalCatDay
9 August International Day of the World’s Indigenous People 1995 worldwide UN Rights day, Rights awareness day. A day to acknowledge the UN declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples sets minimum standards and extends the human rights specifically for the survival, dignity and well-being of all indigenous peoples worldwide. #WeAreIndigenous #IndigenousPeoplesDay #IndigenousDay
10 August World Lion Day 2013 worldwide Rae Kokeš and David Youldon of ALERT (African Lion & Environmental Research Trust). Conservation day, Animal day, Wildlife awareness day. Celebrate the importance of lions symbolically, religiously, culturally, economically and biologically. Campaign to conserve lion habitats worldwide. #WorldLionDay
11 August Presidential Joke Day 1984 USA and online Social media day, Online day, Fake news. On this day in 1984 President Ronald Reagan, during an off-the-record sound check, joked “My fellow Americans, I’m pleased to tell you today that I’ve signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes”. It was leaked and broadcast on CBS. Presidential Joke Day is a social media event so we’re wondering what President Trump will tweet. #PresidentialJokeDay
12 August International Youth Day IYD 2000 worldwide UN Youth awareness day. A day to recognize and encourage the world’s youth (15-24 year olds) to be actively involved in their local communities which enhances global society. #IYD (or add year:) #IYD2019 #YouthDay
12 August World Elephant Day 2012 worldwide Patricia Sims, Elephant Reintroduction Foundation of Thailand. Environment day, Environmental awareness day. Raise awareness that African and Asian elephants both need our help and to campaign for better care and management of both captive and wild elephants. #WorldElephantDay #BeElephantEthical #BEE
13 August International Lefthanders Day 1976 worldwide online Association of Left-Handers. People awareness day, People day. A day to celebrate the achievements of lefties, especially in sport, and raise awareness of the practical issues faced by left handed people every day. #LeftHandersDay
14 August No verified international August awareness days today. On this day in 1947 Pakistan gained independence from the British India Empire and became a separate country and part of the Commonwealth.
15 August No verified international August awareness days today. On this day in 1947 India gained independence from the United Kingdom. Independence Day of India is a national holiday in India.
16 August No verified international August awareness days today. On this day in 1958 Madonna, American singer born. In 1954 James Cameron, Canadian film director born. In 1977 Elvis Presley died.
17 August No verified international August awareness days today. On this day at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China, Michael Phelps wins his eighth Gold Medal breaking the record for the most gold medals won by a person in a single Olympic games.
18 August No verified international August awareness days today. On this day in 1877 the Martian Moon Phobos (named after the Greek god of fear) was discovered by American astronomer Asaph Hall who also discovered Deimos (named after the Greek god of terror).
19 August World Photo Day 2009 worldwide Cerebral Palsy Alliance. Fun day, Arts awareness day. Founded by Korske Ara, an Australian writer and photographer, to encourage people to take pictures and share them with the world to inspire others. #WorldPhotoDay
19 August World Humanitarian Day WHD 2009 worldwide UN Rights day, Rights awareness day. A day to thank all humanitarians and honor those who have lost their lives in the cause of duty. Sign the petition and share your support on social media. #NotATarget #WorldHumanitarianDay
20 August World Mosquito Day worldwide Malaria No More, Mosquito Squad, PMI (President’s Malaria Initiative), End Malaria Council, LSHTM (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine). Health day, Health awareness day. On this day in 1897 Sir Ronald Ross proved malaria was transmitted by mosquitoes which led to effective treatments. Mosquitoes kills more people than snakes, sharks, lions and malaria can be treated for less than the price of a cup of coffee so get involved. Related to World Malaria Day. #WorldMosquitoDay
21 August International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism 2019 worldwide UN Remembrance day. A day to remember the victims of terrorism and pay tribute and support and uphold the rights of survivors to reduce the lasting damage done by terrorists to individuals, communities and societies. #VictimsOfTerrorism #SurvivingTerrorism
22 August World Plant Milk Day 2017 worldwide ProVeg International. Vegetarianism, Vegan food day, Vegan food awareness day. Raise awareness of the wide range of dairy free healthy and vegan milk alternatives available at local supermarkets and the treatment of dairy cows. #WorldPlantMilkDay #PostMilkEra
23 August International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition IDRSTA 1998 worldwide UN, UNESCO. Remembrance day. A day to remember, acknowledge and understand the history of the slave trade and abolish modern day slavery. Get involved to end the legacy of social injustice and combat racism so we all have an equal role in society. #IDRSTA (or add year:) #IDRSTA #SlaveTradeAbolition #TimeToRemember #VictimsofSlavery #RememberSlavery
23 August European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism / Black Ribbon Day 2009 Europe, USA, Canada EP (European Parliament). Remembrance day. On this day in 1939 Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union agreed a non-aggression pact which made World War II more likely. A day to remember and commemorate the victims of mass deportations and exterminations and campaign for democratic values to reinforce European peace and stability. #RememberAugust23 #EuropeanDayOfRemembrance #BlackRibbonDay (or add year) #BlackRibbonDay2019
24 August No verified international August awareness days today. NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) On this day in 1949 the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) military alliance came into force. An attack on any member country is considered an attack on all signatories.
25 August No verified international August awareness days today. On this day in 2012 NASA’s Voyager One left the heliosphere to become the first spacecraft to enter interstellar space. Voyager 1 is the most distant man-mad object in space.
26 August Women’s Equality Day / Women’s Rights Day 1973 USA Proposed by Congresswoman Bella Abzug, USA Presidential decree. National day, Suffrage day, Women’s Rights day, Women’s Rights awareness day. On this day in 1920 the 19th amendment to the USA constitution granted women the right to vote. #WomensEqualityDay
27 August No verified international August awareness days today. On this day in 2003 Mars was closer to the Earth than it has been since 57,617 BC. It will be further away until 2287.
28 August No verified international August awareness days today. On this day in 1963 Martin Luther King made his most famous “I Have a Dream” speech at a human and political rights rally of over 20,000 people in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC, USA.
29 August International Day against Nuclear Tests IDANT 2010 worldwide UN Environment day, Environmental awareness day On this day in 1991 the Kazakhstan nuclear test site was closed and this day was dedicated educating the public about the effects of nuclear tests and explosions and to promote a nuclear weapon free world. #AgainstNuclearTests #IDANT (or add year:) #IDANT #AgainstNuclearTestsDay
30 August International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances / International Day of the Disappeared IDVED 2011 worldwide UN, Amnesty International, FEDEFAM (Latin American Federation of Associations for Relatives of Detained-Disappeared), UNMIK (UN Mission in Kosovo), OHCHR, ICMP (International Commission on Missing Persons), ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross), AFAID (Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances). Rights day, Rights awareness day. Enforced disappearance is a crime used to spread fear through societies. This global problem must end and today is the day to campaign and share personal stories. #IDVED (or add year:) #IDVED2019 #VictimsEnforcedDisappearances #DisappearanceDay #StopDisappearance
31 August No verified international August awareness days today. On this day in 1997 Princess Diana of Wales died in a car crash in a road tunnel in Paris, France.

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