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Culture: calendar of festivals and religious celebrations around the world for the current 2 months






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Taung Byone festival*Thursday August 1, 2019Culture 
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Army Day**Thursday August 1, 2019Culture 
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National Language DayThursday August 1, 2019Culture 
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Kuningan day*Thursday August 1, 2019Culture 
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Liberation Day**Friday August 2, 2019Culture 
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Fringe Festival**Friday August 2, 2019Culture 
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Edinbugh Tattoo*Friday August 2, 2019Culture 
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Melbourne International Film Festival**Friday August 2, 2019Culture 
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Edinburgh International Festival*Friday August 2, 2019Culture 
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International Children's Festival*Friday August 2, 2019Culture 
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Festival Interceltique de Lorient**Saturday August 3, 2019Culture 
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Verslunarmannahelgi*Saturday August 3, 2019Culture 
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Fringe Festival**Sunday August 4, 2019Culture 
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Baia das Gatas Festival*Sunday August 4, 2019Culture 
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Rio de Janeiro Film festival**Sunday August 4, 2019Culture 
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Carnival (first day)Monday August 5, 2019Culture 
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Hiroshima Peace Festival (Hiroshima only)*Tuesday August 6, 2019Culture 
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Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF)**Tuesday August 6, 2019Culture 
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Swing Festival*Wednesday August 7, 2019Culture 
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Guca Brass Band Festival**Wednesday August 7, 2019Culture 
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Locarno International Film Festival**Wednesday August 7, 2019Culture 
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Sziget Pop-Rock festival**Wednesday August 7, 2019Culture 
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Memorial Day (Nagazaki only)Friday August 9, 2019Culture 
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Darwin Festival*Friday August 9, 2019Culture 
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Eve of Tish'a B'AvSaturday August 10, 2019Culture 
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Melon Day*Sunday August 11, 2019Culture 
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Battle Day**Monday August 12, 2019Culture 
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Copenhagen Pride**Tuesday August 13, 2019Culture 
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Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day)Tuesday August 13, 2019Culture 
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Ghost Festival*Wednesday August 14, 2019Culture 
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Wafa'a el Nil - Flooding of the Nile (may vary by a few days)Thursday August 15, 2019Culture 
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Acadian National DayThursday August 15, 2019Culture 
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Dormition of the VirginThursday August 15, 2019Culture 
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Raksha Bandhan / Nikini Poya (Janai Purnima)*Friday August 16, 2019Culture 
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Bennington Battle Day*Friday August 16, 2019Culture 
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Haugesund film festival**Friday August 16, 2019Culture 
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International film festival**Friday August 16, 2019Culture 
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Raksha Bandhan**Friday August 16, 2019Culture 
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Flag DaySaturday August 17, 2019Culture 
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Chilbimontag**Sunday August 18, 2019Culture 
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Arbor DaySunday August 18, 2019Culture 
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Farsi New Year*Sunday August 18, 2019Culture 
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Jesse Robredo Day*Sunday August 18, 2019Culture 
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Banks Hockey International Festival**Sunday August 18, 2019Culture 
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Revolution Day*Monday August 19, 2019Culture 
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Border Guard Day**Monday August 19, 2019Culture 
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Children's DayTuesday August 20, 2019Culture 
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Day of Commemoration of the Victims of the Crimes Committed by Communist and other Totalitarian RegimesFriday August 23, 2019Culture 
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Srimanta Sankardev day*Friday August 23, 2019Culture 
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Rose of Tralee International Festival**Friday August 23, 2019Culture 
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National Tech-Voc Day*Sunday August 25, 2019Culture 
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Notting Hill Carnival*Sunday August 25, 2019Culture 
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Gypsy festival**Sunday August 25, 2019Culture 
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National Day of Tourism*Sunday August 25, 2019Culture 
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Internationale Odense Filmfestival**Monday August 26, 2019Culture 
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Russian Cinema Day*Tuesday August 27, 2019Culture 
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National Day of Human Rights*Tuesday August 27, 2019Culture 
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Imaginaria Film Festival**Tuesday August 27, 2019Culture 
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Siege of Groningen Day*Wednesday August 28, 2019Culture 
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Ayyankalis birthday*Wednesday August 28, 2019Culture 
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Defuncts' Day (All Souls Day)*Thursday August 29, 2019Culture 
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Huey P. Long Day**Friday August 30, 2019Culture 
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Apollonia Festival*Friday August 30, 2019Culture 
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Day of Solidarity*Saturday August 31, 2019Culture 
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Govardhan Puja*Saturday August 31, 2019Culture 
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Taung Byone festival -
Saturday August 1, 2020

Culture : Five days of interage festivities and Nat dancing.


Army Day -
Saturday August 1, 2020

Culture : Holiday for military personnel in active service (half-day)


National Language Day -
Saturday August 1, 2020

Culture :


Kuningan day -
Thursday August 1, 2019

Culture : Special offerings of yellow rice and special dishes, special ornaments. Ancestral holy spirits and deities are ascending back to heaven.


Liberation Day -
Sunday August 2, 2020

Culture : in Dadra & Nagar Haveli only


Fringe Festival -
Friday August 2, 2019

Culture : Www.edfringe.com In Edinburgh 2019 edition confirmed
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Edinbugh Tattoo -
Friday August 2, 2019

Culture : Lasts 3 weeks www.edintattoo.co.uk 2019 edition confirmed
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Melbourne International Film Festival -
Friday August 2, 2019

Culture : Http://miff.com.au/ lasts 2 weeks - in Melbourne 2019 edition confirmed


Edinburgh International Festival -
Friday August 2, 2019

Culture : Lasts 3 weeks http://www.eif.co.uk 2019 edition confirmed


International Children's Festival -
Friday August 2, 2019

Culture : Lasts 1 week - in Geoktere resort area please check dates: http://www.turkmenistan.gov.tm


Festival Interceltique de Lorient -
Saturday August 3, 2019

Culture : Http://www.festival-interceltique.com/ lasts 8 days - in Western France 2019 edition confirmed


Verslunarmannahelgi -
Saturday August 3, 2019

Culture : Shopkeepers weekend: biggest music festival in Iceland


Fringe Festival -
Sunday August 4, 2019

Culture : Www.edfringe.com In Edinburgh 2019 edition confirmed
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Baia das Gatas Festival -
Sunday August 4, 2019

Culture : 3 days & 3 nights on the beach http://www.mindelo.info


Rio de Janeiro Film festival -
Sunday August 4, 2019

Culture : Lasts 2 weeks www.festivaldorio.com.br/en/ in Rio 2019 edition NOT confirmed


Carnival (first day) -
Monday August 5, 2019

Culture :


Hiroshima Peace Festival (Hiroshima only) -
Thursday August 6, 2020

Culture : In tribute to the victims of the dropping of the first atomic bomb on August 6, 1945. Observance is held at the Peace Memorial Park


Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF) -
Tuesday August 6, 2019

Culture : Lasts 6 days - www.film-festival.org in Newport 2019 edition confirmed


Swing Festival -
Friday August 7, 2020

Culture : Jhulan Purnima: All devotees wait patiently in a queue to swing Their Lordships. The swing (jhulana) beautified with splendid flower decorations, colorful beads, etc. A special flower rope is used to pull the swing. An arotik is performed after Sri Sri Radha Madhava are seated on the swing, and devotees bring a variety of bhoga to please Their Lordships. Kirtana and bhajans go on for almost two hours, and many visitors join in to pull Their Lordship's swing.


Guca Brass Band Festival -
Wednesday August 7, 2019

Culture : Probably the greatest European brass band festival http://guca.rs/ in Guca


Locarno International Film Festival -
Wednesday August 7, 2019

Culture : Www.pardo.ch in Locarno 2019 season confirmed


Sziget Pop-Rock festival -
Wednesday August 7, 2019

Culture : Www.Sziget.hu lasts 5 days - in Budapest 2019 edition confirmed


Memorial Day (Nagazaki only) -
Sunday August 9, 2020

Culture :


Darwin Festival -
Friday August 9, 2019

Culture : Lasts 2 weeks www.darwinfestival.org.au 2019 edition confirmed
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Eve of Tish'a B'Av -
Saturday August 10, 2019

Culture :


Melon Day -
Sunday August 11, 2019

Culture : Tribute to the approximately 1,100 different sorts of melons that grow in the country


Battle Day -
Wednesday August 12, 2020

Culture : The Battle of Didgori was fought between the armies of the Kingdom of Georgia and the declining Great Seljuq Empire at the place of Didgori, 40 km west of Tbilisi, (the modern-day capital of Georgia), on August 12, 1121. The battle resulted in King David IV of Georgia’s decisive victory over a Seljuk invasion army under Ilghazi and the subsequent reconquest of a Muslim-held Tbilisi, which became the royal capital. The victory at Didgori inaugurated the medieval Georgian Golden Age and is celebrated in the Georgian chronicles as a miraculous victory .] from 2017 - Paid holiday when falling on Saturday or Sunday [Wikipedia]


Copenhagen Pride -
Tuesday August 13, 2019

Culture : Www.copenhagenpride.dk/ in Copenhagen 2019 edition confirmed


Eid-ul-Adha - Feast of the Sacrifice (may be changed to the nearest day) -
Tuesday August 13, 2019

Culture :


Ghost Festival -
Wednesday August 14, 2019

Culture : Hungry Ghost Festival (中元節 / 中元节) falls in the middle of the Ghost Month, supposed to be a bad time for business. Spirits being in high gear, thet are treated with a sumptuous feast, to please them and to bring luck to the family.


Wafa'a el Nil - Flooding of the Nile (may vary by a few days) -
Saturday August 15, 2020

Culture :


Acadian National Day -
Saturday August 15, 2020

Culture :


Dormition of the Virgin -
Thursday August 15, 2019

Culture :


Raksha Bandhan / Nikini Poya (Janai Purnima) -
Friday August 16, 2019

Culture : The annual festival of Raksha Bandhan, which is meant to commemorate the abiding ties between siblings of opposite sex, usually takes place in late August, and is marked by a very simple ceremony in which a woman ties a rakhi — which may be a colorful thread, a simple bracelet, or a decorative string — around the wrist of her brother(s). The word raksha signifies protection, and bandhan is an association signifying an enduring sort of bond; and so, when a woman ties a rakhi around the waist of her brother, she signifies her loving attachment to him. He, likewise, recognizes the special bonds between them, and by extending his wrist forward, he in fact extends the hand of his protection over her.


Bennington Battle Day -
Friday August 16, 2019

Culture : The Green Mountain Boys defeated the British in 1777


Haugesund film festival -
Friday August 16, 2019

Culture : Www.filmfestivalen.no lasts 1 week - in Oslo 2019 season confirmed


International film festival -
Friday August 16, 2019

Culture : Www.sff.ba in Sarajevo 2019 edition confirmed


Raksha Bandhan -
Friday August 16, 2019

Culture : The annual festival of Raksha Bandhan, which is meant to commemorate the abiding ties between siblings of opposite sex, usually takes place in late August, and is marked by a very simple ceremony in which a woman ties a rakhi — which may be a colorful thread, a simple bracelet, or a decorative string — around the wrist of her brother(s). The word raksha signifies protection, and bandhan is an association signifying an enduring sort of bond; and so, when a woman ties a rakhi around the waist of her brother, she signifies her loving attachment to him. He, likewise, recognizes the special bonds between them, and by extending his wrist forward, he in fact extends the hand of his protection over her. a holiday for women only


Flag Day -
Monday August 17, 2020

Culture :


Chilbimontag -
Tuesday August 18, 2020

Culture : only in Glarus


Arbor Day -
Tuesday August 18, 2020

Culture :


Farsi New Year -
Tuesday August 18, 2020

Culture : Parsi Shahenshai


Jesse Robredo Day -
Tuesday August 18, 2020

Culture : A working holiday which was first observed in 2016. Celebrates the internationally-recognized former mayor of Naga City Jesse Robredo who died while serving as Aquino's local government secretary on August 18, 2012.


Banks Hockey International Festival -
Sunday August 18, 2019

Culture : Http://www.barbadoshockey.org lasts 1 week 2019 edition confirmed


Revolution Day -
Wednesday August 19, 2020

Culture : On August 19, 1945, the Việt Minh under Hồ Chí Minh began rebellion against French colonial rule in Vietnam. [Wikipedia]


Border Guard Day -
Monday August 19, 2019

Culture : Each summer Kazakhstan sets up checkpoints along the Chinese border to prevent illegal harvesting of herbs on Kazakh territory. from 2013 onwards


Children's Day -
Thursday August 20, 2020

Culture :


Day of Commemoration of the Victims of the Crimes Committed by Communist and other Totalitarian Regimes -
Sunday August 23, 2020

Culture :


Srimanta Sankardev day -
Sunday August 23, 2020

Culture : 15th–16th century Assamese polymath: a saint-scholar, poet, playwright, social-religious reformer and a figure of importance in the cultural and religious history of Assam


Rose of Tralee International Festival -
Friday August 23, 2019

Culture : Http://roseoftralee.ie lasts 5 days - in Tralee 2019 edition confirmed


National Tech-Voc Day -
Sunday August 25, 2019

Culture : A working holiday which was first observed in 2018. This holiday aims to promote technical and vocational education and training in the Philippines.


Notting Hill Carnival -
Sunday August 25, 2019

Culture : Http://www.lnhc.org.uk/


Gypsy festival -
Sunday August 25, 2019

Culture : on the military base of Grostenquin in Moselle (eastern France)


National Day of Tourism -
Sunday August 25, 2019

Culture : Dedicated to the first organized and mass climbing of the Cherni Vruh peak in the Vitosha Mountain near Sofia. The mass climbing has taken place on August 27, 1985 after the famous Bulgarian writer Aleko Konstantinov publishes his article and invitation under the title To the Sofia Lovers of Bulgarian Nature.


Internationale Odense Filmfestival -
Monday August 26, 2019

Culture : Www.filmfestival.dk in Odense 2019 edition confirmed


Russian Cinema Day -
Tuesday August 27, 2019

Culture : On this day in 1919 Lenin signed a Decree about the nationalization of the cinematograph, therefore in USSR and later also in Russia this date received the status of the Russian filmmaker’s holiday.


National Day of Human Rights -
Tuesday August 27, 2019

Culture : To institutionalize the protection and promotion of human rights throughout the country


Imaginaria Film Festival -
Tuesday August 27, 2019

Culture : Lasts 1 month - www.imaginariafilmfestival.org in Conversano 2019 edition NOT confirmed


Siege of Groningen Day -
Wednesday August 28, 2019

Culture : 'Gronings Ontzet’ is the celebration of the raising of the Siege of Groningen in 1672.


Ayyankalis birthday -
Wednesday August 28, 2019

Culture : (28 August 1863 – 1941) was a social reformer who worked for the advancement of those people in the princely state of Travancore, British India, who were treated as untouchables. His efforts influenced many changes that improved the social wellbeing of those people, who are today often referred to as Dalits. [Wikipedia]


Defuncts' Day (All Souls Day) -
Thursday August 29, 2019

Culture : Haw Khao Padap Din Families exhume their dead for cremation, present gifts to monks who pray on behalf of the defuncts. Offerings to local temples.


Huey P. Long Day -
Friday August 30, 2019

Culture : In tribute to Huey P. Long (b. 1893), state senator was nicknamed the Kingfish . New Orleans


Apollonia Festival -
Friday August 30, 2019

Culture : Lasts 10 days - in Sozopol please check dates: http://www.apollonia.bg


Day of Solidarity -
Saturday August 31, 2019

Culture : In tribute to the Solidarnosc movement. Holiday for civil servants. Some stores may be closed.


Govardhan Puja -
Saturday August 31, 2019

Culture : The day Krishna defeated Indra