August 2021 Holidays
We’re in the peak of Summer! Get your planners and calendars ready—it’s already time for our monthly round-up of holidays!
We’re in the peak of Summer!
Get your planners and calendars ready—it’s already time for our monthly round-up of holidays! August is one of the few months of the calendar year when there’s no Federal Holidays during the month. But that doesn’t mean we don’t celebrate the fun Holidays! Below is a list of days that we’re looking forward to celebrating and recognizing this August:
- 8/19: World Humanitarian Day
- International World Humanitarian Day is dedicated to recognize humanitarian personnel and those who have lost their lives working for humanitarian causes all over the world. The exact day 8/19 was chosen to recognize the anniversary of when Special Representative of the Secretary-General to Iraq, Sérgio Vieira de Mello and 21 of his colleagues were killed in the bombing of the UN Headquarters in Baghdad.
- 8/25: National Park Service Birthday
- On August 25th, 1916 the United States Congress created the National Park Service. This is one of the few days of the calendar year that is considered fee-free in America’s National Parks. The National Parks Service is a division of the United States Department of the Interior, and is trusted with the roles of preserving the ecological and historical integrity of these public lands. Our National Parks are federally protected to ensure their preservation and enjoyment throughout the year.
- 8/26: Women's Equality Day
- August 26th marks the United States recognition of Women’s Equality Day. This day was chosen to commemorate the adoption of the 19th Amendment, which gave women equal rights to vote. The official holiday was designated by Congress in 1973, and is recognized every year by the sitting US President.
by Ambika Rajyagor
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