Public Holidays: August 2012

Day Date Country Holiday
Wed 1st Switzerland Switzerland National Day
Thu 2nd Thailand Thailand Asahna Bucha Day
Mon 6th United Kingdom United Kingdom August Bank Holiday
Mon 6th Ireland Ireland August Holiday
Mon 6th Canada Canada Civic Day
Mon 6th Iceland Iceland Commerce Day
Mon 6th Australia Australia Picnic Day
Thu 9th Singapore Singapore National Day
Thu 9th South Africa South Africa National Women's Day
Fri 10th India India Janmashtami
Sun 12th Thailand Thailand Mother's Day
Mon 13th Thailand Thailand Substitute day holiday for H.M. Queen's Birthday
Tue 14th Pakistan Pakistan Independence Day
Wed 15th Various Various Assumption of Mary
Wed 15th Italy Italy Ferragosto
Wed 15th India India Independence Day
Wed 15th South Korea South Korea Liberation Day
Fri 17th Indonesia Indonesia Independence Day
Sun 19th Pakistan Pakistan Eid al-Fitr
Sun 19th India India Idu'l Fitr
Sun 19th Turkey Turkey Ramazan Feast
Mon 20th Canada Canada Discovery Day
Mon 20th Pakistan Pakistan Eid al-Fitr
Mon 20th Various Various Eid al-Fitr Holiday
Mon 20th Estonia Estonia Independence Restoration Day
Mon 20th India India Parsi New Year
Mon 20th Turkey Turkey Ramazan Feast
Mon 20th Hungary Hungary Saint Stephens Day
Mon 20th Argentina Argentina San Martins Day
Tue 21st Pakistan Pakistan Eid al-Fitr
Tue 21st Turkey Turkey Ramazan Feast
Mon 27th United Kingdom United Kingdom August Bank Holiday
Wed 29th Slovakia Slovakia Slovak National Uprising anniversary
Thu 30th Turkey Turkey Victory Day
Fri 31st Malaysia Malaysia National Day


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Diversity Month


Originally called Sextilis by the Romans. In 8 BC it was renamed in honor of Augustus. It was chosen to honour his victories in this month.

The Anglo-Saxons called August "weod-monath" (weed month)