World Wide Web Day

World Wide Web Day is observed on 1st of August every year. The day is marked in honour of the ability of people to browse information freely using the Web. The Web is the tool that billions across the globe use every moment to interact with the global system of interconnected computer systems that is the Internet.


National Friendship Day

National Friendship Day occurs every year on the first Sunday of August — August 6, 2023 — and celebrates the importance of loving, platonic relationships. Friendships are the purest type of human relationships. For more than a century, we’ve celebrated the strength of friendship, and thanks to social media, we’re able to continue celebrating with our friends no matter where they are in the world.


National Handloom Day

Every year, August 7 is observed as the National Handloom Day in India to highlight the contribution of the handloom industry in the socio-economic development and create awareness about the sector. The handloom sector is one of the largest economic sectors in the country.


Quit India Movement Anniversary or August Kranti Din

The Quit India Movement, also known as the August Kranti Movement, was a movement launched at the Bombay session of the All India Congress Committee by Mahatma Gandhi on 8th August 1942, during World War II, demanding an end to British rule in India.

12 AUG

International Youth Day

International Youth Day is commemorated every year on 12 August, bringing youth issues to the attention of the international community and celebrating the potential of youth as partners in today's global society.

National Librarian Day

The 12th of August is being celebrated as National Librarian's Day in remembrance of Dr S.R Ranganathan who has immense contribution in the field of Library and information science and known as the father of Library Science of India. Ranganathan was awarded Padma Shri for his valuable contributions to Library Science.

15 AUG

Feast of Our Lady of Assumption

The Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is celebrated on the 15th of August, and is regarded as the most important Marian feast day in the Church's calendar. It celebrates Our Lady being assumed body and soul into heaven after the end of her earthly life.

Independence Day

Independence Day in India occurs on August 15 of every year. It celebrates the date in 1947 when the Indian Independence Act came into effect, which established India and Pakistan as separate countries, no longer under British imperialist rule.

16 AUG

Parsi New Year

Parsi New Year is celebrated on August 16 annually in India. This is a regional holiday in India, which marks the beginning of a new year according to the 'Shahenshahi' calendar. The festival of Navroz or Jamshed-i-Navroz/Jamshed-i-Nouroz is named after the Persian king, Jamshed, who is credited for creating the Persian or the Shahenshahi calendar. As per the legend, Jamshed saved the world from an apocalypse that came in the form of a winter and destined to kill everyone.

19 AUG

World Photography Day

World Photography Day originated after the invention of the 'daguerreotype'. It is a photographic process developed in 1837 by Frenchmen Louis Daguerre and Joseph Nicephore Niepce. Daguerreotype was an instant success as it provided a relatively inexpensive and accurate way of representing scenes and faces, which earlier had to be drawn or painted by hand. With this, photo studios started popping up across the world. On August 19, 1839, the government of France purchased the patent for the invention and gave it as a gift, “free to the world.” Hence, this day was marked as World Photography Day later on.

20 AUG

Akshay Urja Day

Akshay Urja Diwas is one such initiative. Since the day marks the birth anniversary of the late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, it is also known as Rajiv Gandhi Akshay Urja Diwas. Akshay Urja Diwas was first celebrated on August 20, 2004.

World Mosquito Day

World Mosquito Day, observed annually on 20 August, is a commemoration of British doctor Sir Ronald Ross's discovery in 1897 that female anopheline mosquitoes transmit malaria between humans.

Sadbhavana Diwas

Rajiv Gandhi's birth anniversary also known as Sadbhavana Diwas is to promote National Integration and Communal Harmony among people of all religions, languages and regions. The idea behind observance of 'Sadbhavana Diwas' is to eschew violence and to promote goodwill among the people.

21 AUG

World Senior Citizen's Day

The World Senior Citizen's Day is celebrated on 21 August each year. The celebration took place for the first time in 1991. The day is intended to increase awareness of the factors and issues that affect older adults, such as health deterioration and elder abuse.

29 AUG

National Sports Day or Rashtriya Khel Divas (India)

National Sports Day in India is celebrated every year on August 29th. It's also the birthday of legendary Indian hockey player Major Dhyan Chand Singh.

30 AUG

Raksha Bandhan

One of the most popular festivals of the Hindu community, Raksha Bandhan is observed as the day to honour the relationship between a brother and sister. In English, ‘Raksha Bandhan‘ translates to ‘the bond of protection, obligation or care’. According to the Hindu calendar, Raksha Bandhan falls on the last day of the lunar calendar month of Shravan.