The last month of summer is fast approaching, and days spent outside will soon become distant memories. While the end of summer is inevitable, you can take advantage of the four national holidays in August to distract yourself from the closing season. Not only will these special days give you plenty of opportunity to celebrate the holidays with family and friends, they’ll also be meaningful moments to remember. Here’s what you can do on each holiday during August.
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary on August 15 was originally a pagan festival, but Christianity later made it an official feast. The date was not designated by the Roman Catholic Church until the 8th century. Today, it is considered the principal feast day of the Virgin Mother. The celebration began in the 5th century in the East. Since then, the date has been celebrated annually in August.
The Feast of the Assumption is a celebration commemorating the Virgin Mary’s ascension into heaven after her death. It marks the start of the summer vacations in many countries. Ascension is an active event, but Mary was assumed by God. It was a day of remembrance and celebration. The day has numerous associations, including the apparitions of Mary.
In the Eastern Church, the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a day that marks the end of the mother of Jesus Christ’s earthly life. The Catholic Church has long emphasized that the Virgin Mary’s spiritual and physical life ended at the tomb of Jesus Christ. While the Christian scriptures do not record the death of Mary, a scholarly tradition from the 7th century claims that she lived an extra 11 years after Jesus’ death.
Among Eastern and Roman Catholics, this feast is a Holy Day of Obligation. Those who celebrate the feast are obliged to attend Mass on that day. During the feast, the Holy Mother is believed to be in heaven, allowing her to continue serving her heavenly family. The feast is celebrated with a special Mass and proper vigil on this day. However, for Roman Catholics, it is the beginning of the autumn season, and a great time to celebrate the mother-son union.
Friendship Day in August is a wonderful opportunity to show your loved ones how much you care. A special bond exists between friends and is a powerful force in our world. Friendship is a special bond formed out of love and respect, and it is one of the most important pillars of human solidarity. Today, friendship is much needed and valued more than ever. But how do you make this special day special for friends and family? Here are some suggestions.
During the first Sunday of August, many countries celebrate the day by celebrating friends and family. People meet up, exchange cards and flowers, and celebrate their relationships with flowers. The first Sunday in August is National Friendship Day. This day has a rich history dating back to the ancient Greeks. The word philia means love between friends. Today, this day is celebrated by many social and cultural organizations around the world. It is a great way to remember those friends and family who are special to you.
India will observe Friendship Day 2022 on Sunday, 7 August. The United Nations designated July 30 as Friendship Day, but each country celebrates it differently. In India, Friendship Day will be celebrated on the first Sunday of August. In 2020, the date will be August 2. In 1958, the United Nations proclaimed the first Sunday of August as Friendship Day. The idea for Friendship Day began in Paraguay, where greeting card exchanges were the main activity.
World Elephant Day
There are many ways to support World Elephant Day in August. One way is to sign a pledge, which can be done at the World Elephant Day website. This pledge puts pressure on governments to change policies regarding elephants. You can also promote #EthicalElephants on social media. Another way to support World Elephant Day is to avoid buying products made from ivory or tusks. These items are used in a variety of products, such as jewelry, clothing, and toys.
The Elephant Reintroduction Foundation is an organization that works to reintroduce Asian elephants back into the wild. The organization is led by Canadian filmmaker Patricia Sims. It works with more than 100 organizations in the world to help the species survive in the wild. Another way to support World Elephant Day is to purchase a movie about the animals or watch a documentary. A documentary made by a Canadian filmmaker will be shown on World Elephant Day in August.
Aside from raising awareness of elephant conservation, the AWF is also working to end the practice of performing circus acts on elephants. By doing this, they hope to save the elephants from extinction. This year, CBCGDF will support World Elephant Day by pushing to stop elephant shows in Asia and Africa. By doing so, the AWF hopes to save many elephants and make it a worldwide event. There are also a number of organizations that will celebrate the day.
World Beer Week
The year 1765 is considered the “Year of the Beer Boom.” The Industrial Revolution ushered in the steam engine, revolutionizing beer-making. In the United States, craft breweries began appearing. There are no fixed traditions for World Beer Week, but a number of brewing establishments host special events to commemorate this day. During World Beer Week, many breweries will offer discounts and unique rewards for customers.
In honor of the holiday, celebrate craft beer in your own way. Head to a local brewpub and sample local specialty brews. Most breweries offer a rotating menu that features unique brews. You can also sample various types of beer to find a favorite. There are even beer festivals and tours that honor World Beer Week. But whatever you do, be sure to drink responsibly and have fun.
There are many different celebrations of World Beer Week, ranging from breweries’ festivals to events honoring famous Belgian brewers. The first World Beer Week festival took place in the United States in 1893. Its name is derived from the patron saint of Belgian brewers, St. Arnoldus. In 1830, the monk named St. Arnoldus, a member of the Abbey of St. Peter in Oudenburg, created a day to celebrate beer. Since beer is made with boiling water, it killed pathogens, making it a healthy drink. The advice saved many lives during periods of sickness and disease.
In addition to World Beer Week, there are other international celebrations. The first Friday of August is International Beer Day. The goal of this holiday is to unite people across the world by celebrating the culture and traditions of beer. There are also several regional celebrations of craft beer. For example, there’s National Sour Beer Day and International IPA Day, and both celebrate the various styles of beer. The first Friday in August is World Beer Week, and many other countries have special days devoted to beer.
International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
The International Day of the World’s Indigenous People is an important annual event that recognizes the rights of indigenous populations throughout the world. This day is celebrated each year on 9 August. The United Nations has established a permanent forum for indigenous issues, and it promotes the role of indigenous women. However, there are many ways that you can commemorate the day. Here are a few suggestions. o Attend an indigenous community event and learn about the culture and history of the area.
o Learn about the history of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Populations. The day celebrates indigenous people and their contributions to society. The UN created the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples in 1994 as an annual celebration of indigenous rights. In its first year, the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations met in Geneva, and the General Assembly voted to recognize it as an annual event on 9 August.
o Learn about the work of the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. This position has a mandate of two years. It involves participation in policy forums, thematic research, and cooperation dialogue with stakeholders. The current Special Rapporteur, Francisco Cali Tzay, is an indigenous Mayan Cakchiquel from Guatemala and has been representing the rights of indigenous communities since the early 1980s.
World Day of Remembrance for victims of totalitarian regimes
23 August is the World Day of Remembrance for victims, or World Holocaust Memorial Day, for the totalitarian regimes that occupied Europe during the 20th century. This day is dedicated to the victims of Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, and other totalitarian regimes. In addition to memorializing the victims of these regimes, the day also cultivates the memory of these individuals. During the past years, there have been a number of events commemorating these victims, as well as the countless sacrifices made in their pursuit of peace.
In 2011, the European Parliament adopted a resolution, entitled The European Conscience and Totalitarian Regimes, which formally declared 23 August as a World Day of Remembrance for victims. This resolution addressed a range of issues raised by historians and called for greater recognition of totalitarian regimes. It recognized that totalitarian regimes had committed atrocities and that raising awareness of crimes committed by dictatorships is necessary for European unity and resilience to contemporary external threats.
Today, Slovenia commemorates this World Day of Remembrance for victims of totalitarian regime with a special ceremony and film screening. The European Parliament designated 23 August as a Europe-wide Day of Remembrance in 2009. Slovenia has been officially marking it since 2012.