List of Important Days in August Month 2022

By : Neha Dhyani

Updated : Feb 24, 2022, 10:26

History is known based on the dates of events that caused paradigm changes in the world. It also provides an insight into several discoveries and inventions that brought a technological revolution in several countries.

August is a crucial month in the Indian calendar. Many Important Days in August hold several emotions and feelings associated with them. However, students aspiring for various competitive exams need to remember the important days of every month.

List of Important Days in August Month

The following list provides vital information on the important days of August 2022:


Important Days in August


1st August

World Wide Web Day

This day is dedicated to the worldwide web that brought the whole world to our fingertips.

1st August

Yorkshire Day

Celebrated by locals for preserving their traditions and culture.

1st to 7th August

World Breastfeeding Week

The entire week is dedicated to supporting and promoting breastfeeding.

6th August

Hiroshima Day

To remember the people who lost their lives. Peace and love are promoted on this day.

7th August

Friendship Day

Acknowledges friendship among people. Every first Sunday of the month is celebrated as friendship day.

7th August

National Handloom Day

Celebrates the Swadeshi Movement, which began in Bengal. The day emphasizes using Indian-made goods.

9th August

Quit India Movement Anniversary or August Kranti Din

The day pays tribute to freedom fighters who fought for the independence of India.

9th August

Nagasaki Day

Black day for Japan. The day commemorates people who lost their lives during the bomb attacks. Peace and love are promoted on this day.

9th August

International Day of World’s Indigenous People

People are encouraged to spread awareness on the rights and protection of indigenous people worldwide.

11th August

Raksha Bandhan

The day is celebrated on full moon day in the month of Shravan. The day holds emotional value for brothers and sisters in India.

12th August

International Youth Day

Focused on the protection and development of the youth worldwide.

12th August

World Elephant Day

Focused on protecting and preserving elephants everywhere.

14th August

Independence Day of Pakistan (Youm-e-Azadi)

Celebrated as the day of independence in Pakistan.

15th August

Independence day in India

Celebrated as the day of independence from British rule in India.

19th August

World Photography Day

Celebrate the art and science of photography.

20th August

World Mosquito Day

Celebrated to raise awareness related to diseases caused by mosquitoes.

20th August

Sadbhavana Diwas

Peace and harmony are promoted on this day. It also commemorates the birth anniversary of Indian Prime Minister Shri Rajiv Gandhi.

23rd August

International Day for the Remembrance of Slave Trade and Abolition

Abolishes slave trade and slavery.

26th August

Women’s Equality Day

To promote and support women’s equality.

26th August

International Dog Day

To encourage people around the world to adopt instead of buying dogs.

29th August

National Sports Day or Rashtriya Khel Divas

Celebrated to honour Shri Dhyan Chand, an Indian hockey player, on his birthday.

29th August

Telugu Language Day

The day celebrates the Telugu language, which is an old Dravidian language. The day also celebrates the birth anniversary of Telugu poet Gidugu Venkata Ramamurthy.

30th August

Small Industry Day

Celebrated to promote and support small industries.

30th August


Celebrate the birth of Lord Krishna.

31st August

Malaysia National Day (Hari Merdeka)

Celebrated as National Day in Malaysia.

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Apart from these specific days, the entire month of August is also celebrated as Happiness Happens Month, which encourages experiencing and sharing happiness.

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FAQs On Important Days in August

When is Independence Day celebrated in India?

Independence day in India is celebrated on 15th August.

When is National Sports Day celebrated in August?

National Sports Day is celebrated on 29th August.

When are Hiroshima and Nagasaki Days is observed in August?

Hiroshima Day is on 6th August and Nagasaki Day is on 9th August.

When is World Photography Day celebrated in August?

Every Year World Photography Day is celebrated on 19th August.