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08 • August • Agosto

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)

National Heritage Week (Ireland)
Gallup Ceremonial (USA)
Darwin Festival (Australia)

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 Swiss National Day (Switzerland)

August 1 Marine Protected Areas Day (South Africa)

August 1 Pachamama Day

August 6 Independence Day (Bolivia)

August 7 National Lighthouse Day (USA)

August 9 International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

August 9 Books Lovers Day

August 10 Ecuador declares independence from Spain (1809)

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 15 Independence Day (India)

August 15 Ferragosto (Italy)

August 19 World Photography Day

August 22 World Folklore Day (Día Internacional del Folklore)

August 24 Día de Parques Nacionales de Costa Rica (National Parks Day) (Costa Rica)

August 25 Founder’s Day, National Park Service (USA)

August 29 Fiesta / Feria de San Miguel

August 30 Melbourne Day commemorates the day the first European settlers landed on the north bank of the Yarra River from the schooner Enterprize in 1835. (Melbourne, Australia)

Floating Dates
August Edinburgh Festival (Scotland)

August Darwin Festival (Darwin, Australia)

August National Heritage Week (Ireland)

National Park Service
August Theme
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!



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