August 2022

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Lammas | Christian

 

Lughnassadh | Ireland, Scotland, Isle of Man

An ancient Gaelic feast honouring the Irish deity Lugh and marking the beginning of the harvest season. It is one of the four Gaelic seasonal festivals

 

 

 

 

World Breast-feeding Week

1–7 August 2022

 

 

 

Transfiguration of the Lord | Orthodox Christian and Catholic

 

Ashura | Muharram 10 | Islam

For Muslims, Ashura marks the day that Musa (Moses) and the Israelites were saved from Pharaoh by Allah creating a path in the Sea.  Also Ashura marks the day that Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, was martyred in the Battle of Karbala. Ashura is a major holy day for Muslims, as well as a recommended but non-obligatory day of fasting

 

 

 

 

 

 

International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

 

Raksha Bandhan | Hindu

 

International Youth Day

 

International left handers' Day

Raises awareness of left-handedness and the challenges of living in a right-handed world

 

 

 

India's Independence Day

Celebrates the end of British colonial rule in 1947 and the beginning of a free and independent Indian nation

 

 

 

 

Dormition of the Theotokos |  Orthodox Christian

 

Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary |  Catholic Christian

 

Marcus Garvey's Birthday | Rastafaria

Commemorates the Birthday of Marcus Garvey, the Jamaican politician born in 1887 who predicted the crowning of a King in Africa, and instigated the Back to Africa movement. On this date Rastafarians remember the important role played by Marcus Garvey in the development of Black rights. The occasion reflects on Marcus Garvey's influential prophecy. Poetry is recited recalling the historical importance of Marcus Garvey. African dance is also encouraged

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Krishna Janmashtami | Hindu

 

 

World Humanitarian Day

 

International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

The night of 22 to 23 August 1791, in Santo Domingo (today Haiti and the Dominican Republic) saw the beginning of the uprising that would play a crucial role in the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade. It is against this background that the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition is commemorated on 23 August each year

"It is time to abolish human exploitation once and for all, and to recognize the equal and unconditional dignity of each and every individual. Today, let us remember the victims and freedom fighters of the past so that they may inspire future generations to build just societies"

— Audrey Azoulay, Director General, Message on the occasion of the International Day for Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memorial of the Passion of St. John the Baptist |  Christian

 

Late Summer Bank Holiday

 

Ganesh Chaturthi | Hindu