Public Holidays

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Upcoming Public Holidays

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: Barbados: Emancipation Day

: Belize: Emancipation Day

: Benin: Independence Day

: DR Congo: Parents' Day

: Guyana: Emancipation Day

: Jamaica: Emancipation Day

: Nicaragua: Descent of Saint Dominic

  • Holiday info: At the end of the 19th century, in Managua, the discovery of a small statue of Santo Domingo de Guzmán, led to the creation of two days of traditional holidays to celebrate the patron saint of Nicaragua's capital city.
  • Regions: Managua


: Saint Lucia: Emancipation Day

: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: Emancipation Day

: Switzerland: National Day

: Trinidad and Tobago: Emancipation Day

: Anguilla: August Monday

: Antigua and Barbuda: Carnival Monday

: Australia: Picnic Day

: Bahamas: Emancipation Day

: Barbados: Kadooment Day

: Belize: Emancipation Day (in lieu)

: British Virgin Islands: Emancipation Monday

: Canada: Civic Day

  • Holiday info: Throughout Canada, the first Monday in August is generally a holiday though it is known by different names in different areas
  • Regions: British Columbia, New Brunswick, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Saskatchewan


: Canada: Civic Holiday

: Canada: Heritage Day

: Costa Rica: Virgin of Los Angeles Day

: Dominica: Emancipation Day

: Grenada: Emancipation Day

: Guyana: Emancipation Day (in lieu)

: Iceland: Commerce Day

  • Holiday info: This holiday was first observed Thursday September 13th 1894. The date is known as it was agreed on at a meeting of unions and managers from the larger shops in Reykjavík


: India: Bonalu

  • Holiday info: A Hindu festival in Telangana celebrating Goddess Mahakali in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad
  • Regions: Telangana


: Ireland: August Bank Holiday

: Jamaica: Emancipation Day (in lieu)

: Montserrat: Emancipation Day

: Myanmar: Public Holiday

: North Macedonia: Republic Day

: Saint Kitts and Nevis: Emancipation Day

: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: Emancipation Day (in lieu)

: Trinidad and Tobago: Emancipation Day (in lieu)

: Turks and Caicos Islands: Emancipation Day (in lieu)

: United Kingdom: Summer bank holiday

: Zambia: Farmers' Day

: Antigua and Barbuda: Carnival Tuesday

: Barbados: Emancipation Day (in lieu)

: British Virgin Islands: Emancipation Tuesday

: Guinea-Bissau: Pidjiguiti Day

: Myanmar: Public Holiday

: Niger: Independence Day

: Saint Kitts and Nevis: Culturama Day

: British Virgin Islands: Emancipation Wednesday

: El Salvador: Fiestas Patronales Holiday

: Ghana: Founders' Day

: Myanmar: Public Holiday

: Anguilla: August Thursday

: Burkina Faso: Independence Day

: Croatia: Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day

: El Salvador: Fiestas Patronales Holiday

: Equatorial Guinea: Freedom Day

: Myanmar: Public Holiday

: Spain: Our Lady of Africa

: Anguilla: Constitution Day

: Bolivia: Independence Day

: El Salvador: Fiesta de San Salvador

: Jamaica: Independence Day

: Kiribati: Kiribati Youth Day

: Myanmar: Public Holiday

: Rwanda: Umuganura Day

: Colombia: Battle of Boyacá

: Ivory Coast: Independence Day

: Kuwait: Hijri New Year Holiday

: Tanzania: Nane Nane (Farmer's) Day

: Ecuador: Independence Day

: Egypt: El Hijra

: Grenada: Carnival Monday

: India: Adivasi Divas

: Iraq: Islamic New Year

: Japan: Mountain Day

  • Holiday info: A new holiday since 2016, celebrating the nation's mountains. Mountain Day is intended is to provide “opportunities to get familiar with mountains and appreciate blessings from mountains".


: Jordan: Hijri New Year

: Kuwait: Hijri New Year

: Samoa: Father's Day

: Singapore: National Day

: South Africa: National Women's Day

: Suriname: Indigenous People's Day

: Zimbabwe: Heroes' Day

: Algeria: Awal Muharram

: Bahrain: Hijri New Year

: Bosnia and Herzegovina: Hijri New Year

: Brunei: Al-Hijra

: Comoros: Muharram

: Djibouti: Awal Muharram

: Grenada: Carnival Tuesday

: Lebanon: Hijri New Year

: Libya: Hijri New Year

: Malaysia: Awal Muharram

: Maldives: Islamic New Year

: Mauritania: Awal Muharram

: Morocco: Fatih Muharram

: Nicaragua: Ascent of Saint Dominic

  • Holiday info: At the end of the 19th century, in Managua, the discovery of a small statue of Santo Domingo de Guzmán, led to the creation of two days of traditional holidays to celebrate the patron saint of Nicaragua's capital city.
  • Regions: Managua


: Niger: Muharam

: Oman: Hijri New Year

: Palestine: Islamic New Year

: Somalia: Islamic New Year

: Sudan: Islamic New Year

: Syria: Islamic New Year

: Tunisia: Ras el am el Hejri

: Yemen: Hijri New Year

: Zimbabwe: Defence Forces Day

: Australia: Ekka People's Day

  • Holiday info: The Royal National Agricultural (RNA) Show Day (Brisbane only) is usually held on the second Wednesday in August except when there are five Wednesdays in August when it is held on the third Wednesday.
  • Regions: Queensland


: Chad: Independence Day

: Indonesia: Muharram

: Thailand: H.M. Queen Mother's Birthday

: United Arab Emirates: Hijri New Year's Day

: Central African Republic: Independence Day

: India: Patriot's Day

: Tunisia: Women's Day

: Morocco: Oued Ed-Dahab Day

: Pakistan: Independence Day

: Vatican City: Vigil of Assumption Day

: Andorra: Assumption Day

: Austria: Assumption Day

: Bangladesh: National Mourning Day

: Belgium: Assumption Day

: Benin: Assumption Day

: Burkina Faso: Assumption Day

: Burundi: Assumption Day

: Cameroon: Assumption Day

: Cape Verde: Assumption Day

: Central African Republic: Assumption Day

: Chile: Assumption Day

: Congo: Independence Day

: Costa Rica: Mother's Day

: Croatia: Assumption of Mary

: Cyprus: Dormition of the Theotokos

: Equatorial Guinea: Constitution Day

: France: Assumption Day

: French Guiana: Assumption Day

: French Polynesia: Assumption Day

: Gabon: Assumption Day

: Gambia: Assumption Day

: Germany: Assumption Day

: Greece: Assumption Day

: Guadeloupe: Assumption Day

: Guatemala: Assumption Day

: Guinea: Assumption Day

: Haiti: Assumption Day

: India: Independence Day

: Italy: Ferragosto

: Ivory Coast: Assumption Day

: Lebanon: Assumption Day

: Liechtenstein: National Day

: Lithuania: Assumption Day

: Luxembourg: Assumption Day

: Madagascar: Assumption Day

: Malta: Assumption Day

: Martinique: Assumption Day

: Monaco: Assumption Day

: New Caledonia: Assumption Day

: North Korea: National Liberation Day

: Paraguay: Founding of Asunción

: Poland: Assumption Day

: Portugal: Assumption Day

: Romania: St Mary's Day

: Rwanda: Assumption Day

: Saint Barthélemy: Assumption Day

: Saint Martin: Assumption Day

: San Marino: Assumption Day

: Senegal: Assumption Day

: Seychelles: Assumption Day

: Slovenia: Assumption Day

: South Korea: Liberation Day

: Spain: Assumption of the Virgin

: Switzerland: Assumption Day

  • Holiday info: The Feast of the Assumption is the principal feast of the Blessed Virgin, the mother of Jesus Christ
  • Regions: Aargau, Appenzell Innerrhoden, Fribourg, Jura, Lucerne, Nidwalden, Obwalden, Schwyz, Solothurn, St. Gallen, Ticino, Uri, Valais, Zug


: Togo: Assumption Day

: Vatican City: Assumption Day

: Venezuela: Assumption Day

: Wallis and Futuna: Assumption Day

: Argentina: San Martin's Day

  • Holiday info: San Martin is regarded as the most important Argentinian founding father, who liberated not only a part of Argentina but also helped liberate Chile and Peru along with O'Higgins and Bolívar.


: Canada: Discovery Day

  • Holiday info: Yukon only. Also known as Klondike Gold Discovery Day. Replaces the Civic Holiday observed on the 1st Monday of August in other areas of Canada
  • Regions: Yukon


: Colombia: Assumption Day (in lieu)

: Dominican Republic: Restoration Day

: Gabon: Independence Day Holiday Holiday

: India: De jure Transfer Day

: India: Parsi New Year

: Spain: Assumption of the Virgin (in lieu)

: Vanuatu: Assumption Day (in lieu)

: Gabon: Independence Day

: Indonesia: Independence Day

: Afghanistan: Ashura

: Bahrain: Ashoora Eve

: Iran: Tasoua Hosseini

: Iraq: Ashura

: Pakistan: Ashoora

: Afghanistan: Independence Day

: Algeria: Ashura

: Bahrain: Ashoora

: Bangladesh: Ashura

: Gambia: Yawmul Ashura

: India: Ashura

  • Holiday info: Ashura is the 10th day of Muharram in the Islamic calendar and marks the climax of the Mourning of Muharram
  • Regions: Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chandigarh, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Mizoram, Rajasthan, Telangana, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal


: Iran: Ashoura

: Lebanon: Ashoura

: Pakistan: Ashoora

: Senegal: Tamkarit

: Somalia: Ashura

: Estonia: Independence Restoration Day

: Hungary: Saint Stephen's Day

: India: Ashura

  • Holiday info: Ashura is the 10th day of Muharram in the Islamic calendar and marks the climax of the Mourning of Muharram
  • Regions: Karnataka, Odisha, Tamil Nadu


: India: First Onam

  • Holiday info: Onam lasts 10 days with official state holidays on three or four days starting from Onam Eve (Uthradom) to the Third Onam Day
  • Regions: Kerala


: Morocco: Revolution Day

: India: Thiruvonam

: Morocco: Youth Day

: Philippines: Ninoy Aquino Day

: India: Raksha Bandhan

  • Holiday info: Raksha Bandhan is a Hindu festival that celebrates the love and duty between brothers and sisters.
  • Regions: Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand


: Sri Lanka: Nikini Full Moon Poya

: India: Sree Narayana Guru Jayanti

: Nepal: Gaijatra

: Ukraine: Independence Day (Bridge Day)

: Liberia: Flag Day

: Ukraine: Independence Day

: North Korea: Day of Songun

: Uruguay: Independence Day

: Namibia: Heroes Day

: Papua New Guinea: National Repentance Day

: India: Tithi of Sri Sri Madhav Dev

: Isle of Man: T.T. Bank Holiday

: Moldova: Independence Day

: Georgia: Saint Mary's Day

: India: Karam Puja

: Slovakia: Slovak National Uprising Day

: Bangladesh: Janmashtami

: East Timor: Popular Consultation Day

: Eswatini: Umhlanga reed dance

: Gibraltar: Late Summer Bank Holiday

: Guernsey: Summer Bank

: India: Janmashtami

  • Holiday info: The birthday of Lord Krishna, the reincarnation of Lord Vishnu who gave the message of the Bhagwat Gita
  • Regions: Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chandigarh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand


: Isle of Man: Summer Bank

: Jersey: Summer Bank Holiday

: Kazakhstan: Constitution Day

: Nepal: Gaura Festival

: Peru: Santa Rosa de Lima

: Philippines: National Heroes' Day

: Turkey: Victory Day

: United Kingdom: August Bank Holiday

: India: Sri Krishna Astami

: Kyrgyzstan: Independence Day

: Malaysia: National Day

: Moldova: National Language Day

: Trinidad and Tobago: Independence Day

NOTE: The above is a list of the public holidays in this month. Visit our mobile page for a full list of public holidays in 2020. .

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