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AWARENESS DAY CALENDAR - August 2023

Welcome to August's awareness day calendar! If you want to view the full calendar, and digest/plan content at your leisure - please click the button and download now!
A floating book in a room full of books
National Book Lovers Day

A day all about celebrating a love of the written word! Whether it's hosting your own book club, buying a book from your favourite author or organising your bookshelves - this is an opportunity to show your love for your books!

Aug 9
A group of indigenous people
International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

Increasing awareness and facilitating the conversation around the inequality, socio-economic disparity and lack of support for Indigenous communities worldwide. On this day, it is important to listen to the voices of those communities and amplify them!

Aug 9
A statue of mary
Roman Catholic: Feast of The Assumption

The Feast of the Assumption of Mary commemorates the spiritual and physical return of Mary (mother of Jesus Christ) to the presence of God. This day is celebrated with a mass and a large feast with loved ones.

Aug 15
A small dog running
National Dog Day

International Dog Day is a fave for us here! It's for spoiling our four-legged and wet-nosed companions with love and affection. This celebration also brings awareness to the issues surrounding breeding and to encourage the #AdoptDontShop hashtag.

Aug 26
A man and woman holding a small child up so they can walk together on a beach
Bank Holiday

The August bank holiday celebrated in the UK was initially introduced to give us all a chance to enjoy the summer. Up until 1971 it took place on the first Monday of August, and in Scotland this is still the case.

Aug 28
Two people laughing together
Hindu: Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan, also known as Rakhi, is the Hindu festival that celebrates brother and sisterhood, and the love they share for each other. The festival takes place on the full moon of Sravana in the Hindu lunar calendar.

Aug 30