This is our day guide for Friday August 16th 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 16th 2019

National Airborne Day

National Airborne Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Airborne Day

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National Roller Coaster Day

National Roller Coaster Day

National Roller Coaster Day is a day that has its ups and downs.

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National Rum Day

National Rum Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Rum Day

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National Tell a Joke Day

National Tell a Joke Day

Telling a joke today is a serious matter.

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Public Holidays on August 16th 2019

Dominican Republic Restoration Day

Dominican Republic Restoration Day

Commemorates the start of the war against Spanish Colonial Army in 1863 that resulted in Independence

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Gabon Independence Day

Gabon Independence Day

Marks Gabon's independence from France on August 17th 1960

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De jure Transfer Day

De jure Transfer Day

On August 16th 1962 Puducherry was formally merged with the Indian union.

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Gaijatra

Gaijatra

This is a Hindu festival that honours those who have died during the past year.

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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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Bennington Battle Day

Bennington Battle Day

This state holiday in Vermont marks an important victory by the Americans in the Revolutionary war on 16 August 1777.

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Hawaii Statehood Day

Hawaii Statehood Day

Commemorates the anniversary of the admission of Hawaii into the Union in 1959

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