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!
AWARENESS DAY CALENDAR - August 2023
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.