This is our day guide for Thursday August 1st 2024 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 2024

Emancipation Day

Emancipation Day

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

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Father's Day

Father's Day

Father's Day is a celebration observed in many countries that honours the role of fathers and forefathers.

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Belarusian Written Language Day

Belarusian Written Language Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of Belarusian Written Language Day

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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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World RNA Day

World RNA Day

World RNA Day is observed to publicize the importance of this molecule in the generation of proteins in the body.

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International IPA Day

International IPA Day ­čŹ║

Find out the dates, history and traditions of International IPA Day.

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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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Child Support Awareness Month

Child Support Awareness Month

August is Child Support Awareness Month, a national campaign aimed to spread awareness about child support services.

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Albari├▒o Day

Albari├▒o 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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Cycle to Work Day

Cycle to Work Day ­čÜ┤

Encouraging workers all around the country to get on their bikes and get into work the best way possible ÔÇô on two wheels!

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Public Holidays on August 1st 2024

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 R├╝tli field, near to Lake Lucerne

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African Emancipation Day

African Emancipation Day

Emancipation Day became a national holiday in Trinidad on Aug 1, 1985. People celebrate the day with parties, cultural events and performances. The festivities conclude with the Flambeau march to honor the courage of the formerly enslaved ancestors.

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