This is our day guide for Saturday August 1st 2020 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 1st 2020

Emancipation Day

Emancipation Day

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

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Happiness Happens Month

Happiness Happens Month

Find out the dates, history and background to Happiness Happens Month

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The Day of Remembrance of the Victims of World War I

The Day of Remembrance of the Victims of World War I

Find out the dates, history and traditions of The Day of Remembrance of the Victims of World War I

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National Girlfriends Day

National Girlfriends Day

National Girlfriends Day, a celebration of the women you love, be it your significant other or your best friend.

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National Minority Donor Awareness Day

National Minority Donor Awareness Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Minority Donor Awareness Day

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National Raspberry Cream Pie Day

National Raspberry Cream Pie Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Raspberry Cream Pie Day

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Respect for Parents Day

Respect for Parents Day

We have a feeling an unappreciated parent may have come up with the idea for this holiday.

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Mead Day

Mead Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of Mead Day

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National Mustard Day

National Mustard Day

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

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Sandwich Month

Sandwich Month

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Sandwich Month

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American Adventures Month

American Adventures Month

Be a happy camper. Or hotel resident. It doesn't matter - just get out and explore America.

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Kids Eat Right Month

Kids Eat Right Month

Highlights healthy eating and active lifestyles for every age group from infant to teens.

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Black Business Month

Black Business Month

Recognize and support the many local Black-owned businesses and Black-owned businesses across America

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Albariño Day

Albariño Day

Raise a glass to this crisp Iberian white wine.

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Yorkshire day

Yorkshire day

Yorkshire is the largest county in England by area.

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F.A. Cup Final

F.A. Cup Final

Find out the date and history of the F.A. Cup Final

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Public Holidays on August 1st 2020

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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Emancipation Day

Emancipation Day

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

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Barbados Emancipation Day

Barbados Emancipation Day

Slavery was finally abolished throughout the British Empire by the Slavery Abolition Act 1833, which came into effect on 1 August 1834

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Benin Independence Day

Benin Independence Day

Marks Benin gaining full independence from France on 1 August 1960

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Parents' Day

Parents' Day

A public holiday to honour the role of Mothers and Fathers in Congolese society

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Hari Raya Haji

Hari Raya Haji

This festival is celebrated throughout the Muslim world as a commemoration of Prophet Abrahams willingness to sacrifice everything for God

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Santo Domingo de Guzmán

Santo Domingo de Guzmán

At the end of the 19th century, in Managua, the discovery of a small statue of Santo Domingo de Guzmán, led to the creation of two days of traditional holidays to celebrate the patron saint of Nicaragua's capital city.

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Swiss National Day

Swiss National Day

On August 1st 1291, the three forest cantons of Uri, Schwyz, and Unterwalden signed the Federal Charter on the Rütli field, near to Lake Lucerne

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Trinidad and Tobago Emancipation Day

Trinidad and Tobago Emancipation Day

The Slavery Abolition Act 1833 ended slavery in the British Empire on 1 August 1834

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