Important Days August

Important Days in August:

6 August: Hiroshima Day & Anti Nuclear Day

  • To marks the day when world’s first atom bomb dropped over the city of Hiroshima.

7 August: National Handloom DayNational Handloom Day

  • Last year: 1st Handloom day was celebrated, by Modi.
  • Why 7 August: Date  7 August was chosen as it was on this day in 1905 that the Swadeshi Movement was formally launched, at a mass-meeting in the Town hall of Calcutta.

8 August: Quit India Movement Day

  • 74th anniversary of Quit India Movement, which was launched by the father of nation, Mahatma Gandhi.

9 August: International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

  • To promote and protect the rights of the world’s indigenous population.

11 August National Daughter’s Day

  • To celebrate women’s contribution to family

12 August: International Youth Day

  • To promote ways to engage them in becoming more actively involved in making positive contributions to the globe

13 August: Organ Donation Day

  • To motivate normal human beings to donate the organs

19 August: World Humanitarian Day

  • To pay tribute to aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service, and to mobilize people to advocate for a more humane world.

20 August: World Mosquito Day

  • Why August 20: It marks the historic discovery by British doctor Sir Ronald Ross in 1897 that female Anopheles mosquitoes transmit malaria between humans.

29 August: International Day Against Nuclear Tests

  • The International Day against Nuclear Tests was instituted by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) by unanimously adopting resolution 64/35 on 2 December 2009.
  • The resolution was initiated by the Kazakhstan with support of large number of sponsors and cosponsors with a view to commemorate the closure of the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test site on 29 August 1991.

29th August: National Sports Day

  • Why 29 August: On this day, the legendary hockey player was born on 29 August 1905 in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh.