This is our day guide for Sunday August 1st 2021 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 2021

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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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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National Kids Day

National Kids Day

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

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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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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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Sandwich Month

Sandwich Month

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

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National Sisters Day

National Sisters Day

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

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National Friendship Day

National Friendship Day

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

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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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American Family Day

American Family Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of American Family 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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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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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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Day of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

Day of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

Find out the dates, history and traditions of Day of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

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Yorkshire day

Yorkshire day

Yorkshire is the largest county in England by area.

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Albariño Day

Albariño Day

Raise a glass to this crisp Iberian white wine.

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Public Holidays on August 1st 2021

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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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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