Photo: Bill Ingols/NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Perseids (Some rights reserved)
What’s on the calendar in August?
Aug 9, International Day of the World’s Indigenous People
Aug 9-14 Perseid Meteor Shower
Aug 12 World Elephant Day, Youth Day
Aug 14 Navajo Code Talkers Day (USA)
Aug 15 Independence Day (India)
Aug 24 Día de Parques Nacionales de Costa Rica (National Parks Day) (Costa Rica)
Aug 25 Founder’s Day, National Park Service (USA)
Planeta.com updates the relevant pages and resources on this site. On the more social web, via Twitter we retweet Indigenous and Irish voices (among others), via YouTube we engage in the livestreaming webinars and conferences, and like and via Facebook share related groups and pages. Tip – keep an eye on our Upcoming Events Google Doc.
August 1 Pachamama Day
August 6 Independence Day (Bolivia)
August 7 National Lighthouse Day (USA)
August 9 Books Lovers Day
August 10 World Lions Day
August 12 World Youth Day
August 12 World Elephant Day
August 13 International Lefthanders Day
August 9-14 Perseid Meteor Shower – The Perseid meteor shower sparks when the Earth passes through a stream of debris left by comet Swift-Tuttle. The shower is visible from mid-July each year, with the peak in activity being between August 9 and 14, depending on the particular location of the stream.
August 14 Navajo Code Talkers Day
August 15 Assumption of Virgin Mary
August 19 World Photography Day
August 24 Día de Parques Nacionales de Costa Rica (National Parks Day) (Costa Rica)
National Park Service
The servicewide messaging calendar helps the entire National Park Service community nationwide—parks, partners, and programs—share the same messages throughout the year amplifying our voice. Everyone is welcome to participate and join the celebrations, commemorations, and discussions. These pages are updated throughout the year, so check back for more guidance, ideas, and resources!