Day Guide for Saturday August 8th 2020 What are the holidays on August 8th 2020?

This is our day guide for Saturday August 8th 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 8th 2020

Iran: Eid-e-Ghadir

Shias believe that Ali ibn Abi Talib, the cousin of Prophet Muhammed, was appointed as the religious authority and leader of Islam

Not a Public Holiday

Taiwan: Father's Day

Not a public holiday. Father's Day is a celebration that honours the role of fathers

Tanzania: Nane Nane (Farmer's) Day

Nane Nane ('eight eight') day marks the contribution of farmers to the national economy

Observances on August 8th 2020

USA: National Dollar Day

You can bet your bottom dollar that this is an important date for the US currency.

USA: National Frozen Custard Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Frozen Custard Day

USA: National Happiness Happens Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Happiness Happens Day

USA: National Sneak Some Zucchini Into Your Neighbor’s Porch Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Sneak Some Zucchini Into Your Neighbor’s Porch Day

Turkmenistan: Melon Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of Melon Day

USA: National Bowling Day

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

USA: National Garage Sale Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Garage Sale Day

International: International Cat Day

Woke up this morning, feline fine... A day to raise awareness for cats and learn about ways to help and protect them.

Taiwan: Father's Day

The traditional date for Father's Day in China was on a date that sounds like 'daddy'.

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General Information for August 8th 2020
There are 3 public holidays today.
Day 221 of 2020
145 days left in 2020
Week 32 of the year
On this Day in History
1990 - Iraq occupies Kuwait and the state is annexed to Iraq. This would lead to the Gulf War shortly afterward.
1863 - American Civil War: following his defeat in the Battle of Gettysburg, General Robert E. Lee sends a letter of resignation to Confederate President Jefferson Davis (which is refused upon receipt).
1844 - The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, headed by Brigham Young, is reaffirmed as the leading body of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).
1786 – The Grand Duchy of Tuscany, under Pietro Leopoldo I, becomes the first modern state to abolish the death penalty (later commemorated as Cities for Life Day).