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

This is our day guide for Saturday August 1st 2020 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 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

Regional

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

Regional

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

Observances on August 1st 2020

United Kingdom: Albariño Day

Raise a glass to this crisp Iberian white wine.

USA: National Girlfriends Day

National Girlfriends Day, a celebration of the women you love, be it your significant other or your best friend.

USA: National Minority Donor Awareness Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Minority Donor Awareness Day

USA: National Raspberry Cream Pie Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Raspberry Cream Pie Day

USA: Respect for Parents Day

We have a feeling an unappreciated parent may have come up with the idea for this holiday.

Russia: The Day of Remembrance of the Victims of World War I

Find out the dates, history and traditions of The Day of Remembrance of the Victims of World War I

United Kingdom: Yorkshire day

Yorkshire is the largest county in England by area.

USA: Mead Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of Mead Day

USA: National Mustard Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Mustard Day

United Kingdom: F.A. Cup Final

Find out the date and history of the F.A. Cup Final

USA: Sandwich Month

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Sandwich Month

International: Happiness Happens Month

Find out the dates, history and background to Happiness Happens Month

USA: American Adventures Month

Be a happy camper. Or hotel resident. It doesn't matter - just get out and explore America.

USA: Kids Eat Right Month

Highlights healthy eating and active lifestyles for every age group from infant to teens.

International: Emancipation Day

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

Belize: Emancipation Day

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

Canada: Emancipation Day

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

USA: Black Business Month

Recognize and support the many local Black-owned businesses and Black-owned businesses across America

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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
On this Day in History
1923 - As vice president, Calvin Coolidge becomes the 30th President of the United States after the death of Warren G. Harding
1855 - The first ascent of Monte Rosa, the second highest summit in the Alps.
1840 - Laborer slaves in most of the British Empire are emancipated.
Every year - People in the north east of England wear a white rose in their lapels during the celebration of Yorkshire Day.