This is our day guide for Tuesday August 15th 2023 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 2023

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 2023

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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Congo Independence Day

Congo Independence Day

The Republic of the Congo received full independence from France on August 15th 1960

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Equatorial Guinea Constitution Day

Equatorial Guinea Constitution Day

Equatorial Guinea Constitution Day commemorates the adoption of the constitution on August 15th 1982.

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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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Defence Forces Day

Defence Forces Day

A day to honour Zimbabwe's armed forces and the role they play in defending the nation.

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