Day Guide for Saturday August 1st 2020 What are the holidays on August 1st 2020?

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Holidays on August 1st 2020

International: Eid-ul-Azha

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.

International: Emancipation Day

Marks the end of Slavery across the British Empire on August 1st 1834

Barbados: Emancipation Day

Slavery was finally abolished throughout the British Empire by the Slavery Abolition Act 1833, which came into effect on 1 August 1834

Benin: Independence Day

Marks Benin gaining full independence from France on 1 August 1960

DR Congo: Parents' Day

A public holiday to honour the role of Mothers and Fathers in Congolese society


Malaysia (regional): Hari Raya Haji Holiday

This festival is celebrated throughout the Muslim world as a commemoration of Prophet Abrahams willingness to sacrifice everything for God


Nicaragua (regional): Descent of Saint Dominic

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.

Switzerland: National Day

On August 1st 1291, the three forest cantons of Uri, Schwyz, and Unterwalden signed the Federal Charter on the Rütli field, near to Lake Lucerne

Trinidad and Tobago: Emancipation Day

The Slavery Abolition Act 1833 ended slavery in the British Empire on 1 August 1834

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General Information for August 1st 2020
There are 9 public holidays today.
Day 214 of 2020
152 days left in 2020
Week 31 of the year
Observances on August 1st 2020
Russia: The Day of Remembrance of the Victims of World War I
England: Yorkshire day
USA: National Raspberry Cream Pie Day
USA: National Girlfriends Day
USA: National Minority Donor Awareness Day
USA: Respect for Parents Day
On this Day in History
1968 - The coronation is held of Hassanal Bolkiah, the 29th Sultan of Brunei.
1834 - Slavery is abolished in the British Empire as the Slavery Abolition Act 1833 comes into force.
1192 - Richard the Lionheart landed on Jaffa and defeated the army of Saladin
30 BC - Octavian (later known as Augustus) enters Alexandria, Egypt, bringing it under the control of the Roman Republic.