This is our day guide for Thursday August 15th 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 15th 2019

National V-J Day

National V-J Day

Commemorates the end of second world war when Japan's surrender was announced on August 14th 1945.

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National Acadian Day

National Acadian Day

Though the French colony of Acadia may have disappeared the spirit of those early settlers lives on through its descendants.

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Flooding of the Nile

Flooding of the Nile

Find out the dates, history and traditions of Flooding of the Nile.

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Obon

Obon

Obon is a popular three-day Buddhist festival in Japan focused on the spirits of ancestors.

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Polish Armed Forces Day

Polish Armed Forces Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of Polish Armed Forces Day

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National Lemon Meringue Pie Day

National Lemon Meringue Pie Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Lemon Meringue Pie Day

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National Relaxation Day

National Relaxation Day

Let's celebrate this day, but don't do anything too strenuous.

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Public Holidays on August 15th 2019

Assumption Day

Assumption Day

The Feast of the Assumption is the principal feast of the Blessed Virgin, the mother of Jesus Christ

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National Mourning Day

National Mourning Day

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his family were killed by the Army in 1975

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India Independence Day

India Independence Day

On the 15th of August 1947, India became completely independent from British rule

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Eid Al Adha

Eid Al Adha

Eid al-Adha, the Feast of Sacrifice is the most important feast in the Muslim calendar. It celebrates the willingness of the Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son Ishmael in submission to Allah's command, before he was stopped by Allah.

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Ferragosto

Ferragosto

Ferragosto is a popular summer holiday in Italy that marks the Feast of the Assumption but has its roots in Ancient Rome

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Liechtenstein National Day

Liechtenstein National Day

Commemorates the birthday of Prince Franz Josef II as well as the Feast of the Assumption

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