Day Guide for Monday August 3rd 2020 What are the holidays on August 3rd 2020?

This is our day guide for Monday August 3rd 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 3rd 2020

International: Emancipation Day (in lieu)

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

International: Eid Al Adha Holiday

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.

Anguilla: August Monday

August Monday is the focal day of the Anguillan Carnival and the island's biggest holiday

Antigua and Barbuda: Carnival Monday

A colourful spectacle on the early-morning on the Monday is the J'ouvert, a street party that mimics the celebrations that took place on August 1st 1834 when slavery was abolished.

Not a Public Holiday

Australia (regional): Bank Holiday

Banks close in New South Wales on the first Monday in August


Australia (regional): Picnic Day

Originally declared a public holiday to enable Darwin's railway workers to go to Adelaide River for a picnic.

Barbados: Kadooment Day

First Monday in August. Climax of a carnival to mark the end of the sugar cane harvest

British Virgin Islands: Festival Monday

Emancipation Festival in the British Virgin Islands marks three-days of public holidays


Canada (regional): Heritage Day

An optional general holiday observed by most companies to celebrate the heritage of Alberta


Canada (regional): Civic Holiday

The first Monday in August in Ontario is not a statutory holiday but is widely observed by many employers


Canada (regional): Civic Day

Throughout Canada, the first Monday in August is generally a holiday though it is known by different names in different areas

Equatorial Guinea: Freedom Day

Marks the date in 1979 when Teodoro Obiang deposed Macías Nguema

Guinea-Bissau: Pidjiguiti Day

Anniversary of the Pidjiguiti massacre that took place on August 3rd 1959

Iceland: Commerce Day

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 (regional): Raksha Bandhan

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

Ireland: August Bank

The August Bank Holiday in Republic of Ireland is observed on the first Monday in August

Myanmar: Full Moon Day of Waso

Marks the start of Buddhist lent and the anniversary of Buddha's first sermon on the Four Noble Truths

Niger: Independence Day

Commemoration of Niger's independence from France on August 3rd 1960

North Macedonia: Republic Day (in lieu)

As Republic Day falls on a Sunday in 2020, the following Monday will be a public holiday

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: Vincy Mas

St. Vincent’s Carnival is known as Vincy Mas and activities culminate on the first Monday in July and the following Tuesday

Sri Lanka: Nikini Full Moon Poya

Marks the retreat of the Bhikkhus following the Buddha's death, commemorated by a period of fasting and of retreat for the monastic communities


United Kingdom (regional): Summer bank holiday

Scotland only. This holiday is observed on the first Monday in August

Zambia: Farmers' Day

A day to celebrate the contribution and work of the agricultural sector in Zambia

Observances on August 3rd 2020

USA: National Grab Some Nuts Day

Grabbing a handful of nuts is a tasty treat and a healthy one!

USA: National Watermelon Day

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

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General Information for August 3rd 2020
There are 23 public holidays today.
Day 216 of 2020
150 days left in 2020
Week 32 of the year
On this Day in History
1997 - Oued El-Had and Mezouara massacre in Algeria; a total of 116 villagers killed, 40 in Oued El-Had and 76 in Mezouara.
1977 - Tandy Corporation announces the TRS-80, one of the world's first mass-produced personal computers.
1946 - Santa Claus Land, the world's first themed amusement park, opens in Santa Claus, Indiana, United States.
1852 - Harvard University wins the first Boat Race between Yale University and Harvard. The race is also the first American intercollegiate athletic event