This is our day guide for Monday August 1st 2022 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 2022

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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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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Public Holidays on August 1st 2022

Emancipation Day

Emancipation Day

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

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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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Benin Independence Day

Benin Independence Day

Marks Benin gaining full independence from France on 1 August 1960

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First Sermon Of Lord Buddha

First Sermon Of Lord Buddha

A public holiday on the fourth day of the sixth month in the Bhutanese calendar

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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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Parents' Day

Parents' Day

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

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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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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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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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