Holiday Type: Local observance

 

Where It is Observed: Colorado

 

Month: August


Wednesday
August
1
2018

 Holiday:  Colorado Day

Colorado Day is a state observance on August 1. It is not a public holiday in the U.S., so most businesses, public offices, schools and colleges are open except for if the date falls on a non-working day.

Colorado Day
 

Holiday Type: Observance

  

Month: August


Saturday
August
4
2018

 Holiday:  Coast Guard Birthday

Each August 4 the U.S. Coast Guard celebrates its birthday. The Coast Guard is one of America’s five armed forces and traces its founding to Aug. 4, 1790, when the first Congress authorized the construction of 10 vessels to enforce tariff and trade laws, prevent smuggling, and protect the collection of federal revenue.

Coast Guard Birthday
 

Holiday Type: Observance

  

Month: August


Tuesday
August
7
2018

 Holiday:  Purple Heart Day

Purple Heart Day is an observance that commemorates the creation of the Purple Heart Medal in 1782. The holiday also encourages people to pay their respects to fallen soldiers, to listen to the stories of soldiers and veterans, and to thank them for their service to the nation.

Purple Heart Day
 

Holiday Type: State holiday

 

Where It is Observed: Rhode Island

 

Month: August


Monday
August
13
2018

 Holiday:  Victory Day (VJ Day)

Victory Day, also known as VJ Day, marks the anniversary the Allies’ victory over Japan during World War II. It followed the dropping of the devastating atomic bomb on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima on August 6 and Nagasaki on August 9, 1945. Victory Day is a state holiday in Rhode Island in the United States on the second Monday of August each year.

Victory Day
 

Holiday Type: Christian

  

Month: August


Wednesday
August
15
2018

 Holiday:  Assumption of Mary

Catholic churches in the United States celebrate the feast of the Assumption on August 15 each year to honor the belief that Jesus’ mother was taken to heaven.

Assumption of Mary
 

Holiday Type: State holiday

 

Where It is Observed: Vermont

 

Month: August


Thursday
August
16
2018

 Holiday:  Bennington Battle Day

Bennington Battle Day is a state holiday in Vermont to honor of the Battle of Bennington, which took place during the Revolutionary War in north America in 1777. The day is usually celebrated annually on August 16. Any legal holiday that falls on a Saturday in Vermont is celebrated the preceding Friday.

Bennington Battle Day
 

Holiday Type: State holiday

 

Where It is Observed: Hawaii

 

Month: August


Friday
August
17
2018

 Holiday:  Statehood Day in Hawaii

Hawaii’s Statehood Day is an annual state holiday on the third Friday of August. It commemorates the anniversary Hawaii’s statehood . This holiday is not to be confused with Statehood Day in Kentucky or Tennessee, USA.

Statehood Day in Hawaii
 

Holiday Type: Observance

  

Month: August


Sunday
August
19
2018

 Holiday:  National Aviation Day

National Aviation Day is observed in the United States on August 19 each year to celebrate the history and development of the aviation. It coincides with the birthday of Orville Wright who, together with his brother Wilbur, made significant contributions to powered flight.

National Aviation Day
 

Holiday Type: Muslim

  

Month: August


Tuesday
August
21
2018

 Holiday:  Eid al-Adha

Many Muslims in the United States observe Eid-al-Adha, also known as the Feast of Sacrifice, each year. This festival commemorates Ibrahim’s (Abraham) willingness to sacrifice his son to God. This festival also marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca.

Eid al-Adha
 

Holiday Type: Observance

  

Month: August


Tuesday
August
21
2018

 Holiday:  Senior Citizens Day

National Senior Citizens Day recognizes contributions senior citizens make in communities across the United States. It is annually observed on August 21.

Senior Citizens Day
 

Holiday Type: Hindu Holiday

  

Month: August


Sunday
August
26
2018

 Holiday:  Women’s Equality Day

Women’s Equality Day celebrates the anniversary of the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the United States’ Constitution on August 26, 1920. The amendment granted women the right to vote for the first time and was a result of the women’s suffrage movement in the country.

Women's Equality Day
 

Holiday Type: Hindu Holiday

  

Month: August


Sunday
August
26
2018

 Holiday:  Raksha Bandhan

This is a special Hindu festival which is celebrated in India and countries like Nepal to symbolize the love between a brother and a sister. The occasion of Raksha Bandhan is celebrated on the full moon day of the Hindu luni-solar calendar in the month of Shravana which typically falls in the August month of Gregorian calendar.

 

Holiday Type: Local observance

 

Where It is Observed: Texas

 

Month: August


Monday
August
27
2018

 Holiday:  Lyndon Baines Johnson Day

Lyndon Baines Johnson Day is an annual state holiday in Texas in the United States on August 27. It celebrates the birthday of Lyndon Baines Johnson, popularly known as “LBJ”, who was the 36th president of the United States.