Day Guide for Wednesday August 5th 2020 What are the holidays on August 5th 2020?

This is our day guide for Wednesday August 5th 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 5th 2020

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.

British Virgin Islands: Festival Wednesday

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

Burkina Faso: Independence Day

Marks independence from French rule on 5 August 1960

Croatia: Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day

The full title of the holiday is 'Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day and the Day of Croatian Defenders'


El Salvador (regional): Fiestas Patronales Holiday

The Fiesta de San Salvador celebrates the country


India (regional): Public Holiday

Marks the anniversary of India revoking the special status granted to Indian-Administered Kashmir.

Kiribati: Kiribati Youth Day

A day to encourage a healthy lifestyle amongst the younger generation in Kiribati


Spain (regional): Our Lady of Africa

The Church of Santa María de África was consecrated on August 5th 1752

Observances on August 5th 2020

USA: National Oyster Day

Don't clam up - here's some pearls of wisdom for National Oyster Day

USA: National Underwear Day

This is a brief, some would say pants, description of National Underwear Day

International: International Traffic Light Day

Ready, Steady, Go! This day highlights the importance of Traffic Lights.

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General Information for August 5th 2020
There are 8 public holidays today.
Day 218 of 2020
148 days left in 2020
Week 32 of the year
On this Day in History
1926 - Harry Houdini performs his greatest feat, spending 91 minutes underwater in a sealed tank before escaping.
1906 - Persian Constitutional Revolution: Mozaffar ad-Din Shah Qajar, King of Iran, agrees to convert the government to a constitutional monarchy.
1901 - Peter O'Connor sets the first IAAF recognised long jump world record of 24 ft 11.75 in (7.6137 m) The record will stand for 20 years.
1861 - The United States Army abolishes flogging.