Day Guide for Thursday August 15th 2019

This is our day guide for Thursday August 15th 2019 which shows you at a glance what's happening on this day around the world. Using the calendar on this page, you can look at a day guide for any day. Why not look up your birthday to see which holidays you share it with?

Holidays on August 15th 2019

International: Assumption Day

The Feast of the Assumption is the principal feast of the Blessed Virgin, the mother of Jesus Christ

International: Eid Al-Adha

Eid al-Adha, the Feast of Sacrifice is the most important feast in the Muslim calendar. It celebrates the willingness of the Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Ishmael in submission to Allah's command, before he was stopped by Allah.

Bangladesh: National Mourning Day

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his family were killed by the Army in 1975

Congo: Independence Day

The Republic of the Congo received full independence from France on August 15th 1960

Equatorial Guinea: Constitution Day

Equatorial Guinea Constitution Day commemorates the adoption of the constitution on August 15th 1982.

India: Independence Day

On the 15th of August 1947, India became completely independent from British rule

Regional

India (regional): Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan is a Hindu festival that celebrates the love and duty between brothers and sisters.

Italy: Ferragosto

Ferragosto is a popular summer holiday in Italy that marks the Feast of the Assumption but has its roots in Ancient Rome

Not a Public Holiday

Japan: Obon

Obon is a popular three-day Buddhist festival in Japan focused on the spirits of ancestors.

Liechtenstein: National Day

Commemorates the birthday of Prince Franz Josef II as well as the Feast of the Assumption

North Korea: National Liberation Day

Marks the liberation of Korea after 35 years of Japanese imperial rule in 1945

Paraguay: Founding of Asunción

Asunción is one of the oldest cities in South America, founded by the Spanish on August 15th 1537

South Korea: Liberation Day

Marks the liberation of Korea from 35 years of Japanese imperial rule in 1945 after the end of the second World War.

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General Information for August 15th 2019
There are 13 public holidays today.
Day 227 of 2019
138 days left in 2019
Week 33 of the year
Observances on August 15th 2019
USA: National V-J Day (Victory of Japan Day)
USA: National Relaxation Day
USA: National Lemon Meringue Pie Day
Poland: Polish Armed Forces Day
On this Day in History
1971 - Bahrain gains independence from the United Kingdom.
1914 - The Panama Canal opens to traffic with the transit of the cargo ship SS Ancon.
1261 - Michael VIII Palaiologos is crowned Byzantine emperor in Constantinople.
1040 - King Duncan I is killed in battle against his first cousin and rival Macbeth. The latter succeeds him as King of Scotland.