This is our day guide for Thursday August 31st 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 31st 2023

Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan 🛕

Raksha Bandhan is a Hindu festival that celebrates the love and duty between brothers and sisters.

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Romanian Language Day

Romanian Language Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of Romanian Language Day

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Eat Outside day

Eat Outside day

Good food in the summer sun - what's not to like? Go Al Fresco today.

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National Bacon Day

National Bacon Day 🥓

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

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National Matchmaker Day

National Matchmaker Day

We hope you meet your match today!

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National Trail Mix Day

National Trail Mix Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Trail Mix Day

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National Burger Day

National Burger Day

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

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International Cabernet Day

International Cabernet Day

If you missed Cabernet Sauvignon Day on August 30th, not to worry - Cabernet Day usually takes place just a few days later.

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International Day for People of African Descent

International Day for People of African Descent

Find out the dates, history and traditions of the International Day for People of African Descent.

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Public Holidays on August 31st 2023

Fourth Onam

Fourth Onam

Fourth day of a popular 10 day Hindu harvest festival

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Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan is a Hindu festival that celebrates the love and duty between brothers and sisters.

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Kyrgyzstan Independence Day

Kyrgyzstan Independence Day

The Republic of Kyrgyzstan was declared an independent, sovereign, democratic state on 31 August 1991

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Malaysia National Day

Malaysia National Day

31st August marks Malaysia's Independence Day. Also known as Merdeka Day

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National Language Day

National Language Day

Marks the demonstrations of 1989 that made Moldova adopt its language laws

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Nikini Full Moon Poya

Nikini Full Moon Poya

Marks the retreat of the Bhikkhus following the Buddha's death, commemorated by a period of fasting and of retreat for the monastic communities

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Trinidad and Tobago Independence Day

Trinidad and Tobago Independence Day

Commemorates the independence of Trinidad and Tobago from the United Kingdom in 1962

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