This is our day guide for Monday August 5th 2019 which shows you at a glance what's happening on this day around the world. Using the calendar on this page, you can look at a day guide for any day. Why not look up your birthday to see which holidays you share it with?

Observances on August 5th 2019

International Traffic Light Day

International Traffic Light Day

Ready, Steady, Go! This day highlights the importance of Traffic Lights.

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National Oyster Day

National Oyster Day

Don't clam up - here's some pearls of wisdom for National Oyster Day

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National Underwear Day

National Underwear Day

This is a brief, some would say pants, description of National Underwear Day

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Public Holidays on August 5th 2019

Emancipation Day

Emancipation Day

Marks the end of Slavery across the British Empire on August 1st 1834

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Australia Bank Holiday

Australia Bank Holiday

Banks close in New South Wales on the first Monday in August

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Picnic Day

Picnic Day

Originally declared a public holiday to enable Darwin's railway workers to go to Adelaide River for a picnic.

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Kadooment Day

Kadooment Day

First Monday in August. Climax of a carnival to mark the end of the sugar cane harvest

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Burkina Faso Independence Day

Burkina Faso Independence Day

Marks independence from French rule on 5 August 1960

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Civic Day

Civic Day

Throughout Canada, the first Monday in August is generally a holiday though it is known by different names in different areas

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Civic Holiday

Civic Holiday

The first Monday in August in Ontario is not a statutory holiday but is widely observed by many employers

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Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day

Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day

The full title of the holiday is 'Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day and the Day of Croatian Defenders'

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Fiestas Patronales Holiday

Fiestas Patronales Holiday

Festivities are held in honour of the Divine Saviour of the World in San Salvador

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Equatorial Guinea Freedom Day

Equatorial Guinea Freedom Day

Marks the date in 1979 when Teodoro Obiang deposed Macías Nguema

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Commerce Day

Commerce Day

This holiday was first observed Thursday September 13th 1894. The date is known as it was agreed on at a meeting of unions and managers from the larger shops in Reykjavík

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August Bank Holiday in Ireland

August Bank Holiday in Ireland

The August Bank Holiday in Republic of Ireland is observed on the first Monday in August

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Our Lady of Africa

Our Lady of Africa

The Church of Santa María de África was consecrated on August 5th 1752

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August Bank Holiday in Scotland

August Bank Holiday in Scotland

Scotland only. This holiday is observed on the first Monday in August

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Zambia Farmers' Day

Zambia Farmers' Day

A day to celebrate the contribution and work of the agricultural sector in Zambia

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