2018 August Holidays in USA

Holiday Type:Local observance

Where It is Observed:Colorado

Colorado

2018
Wednesday
1
August

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.

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Holiday Type:Observance


2018
Saturday
4
August

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
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Holiday Type:Observance


2018
Tuesday
7
August

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
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Holiday Type:State holiday

Where It is Observed:Rhode Island

Rhode Island

2018
Monday
13
August

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.

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Holiday Type:Christian


2018
Wednesday
15
August

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
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Holiday Type:State holiday

Where It is Observed:Vermont

Vermont

2018
Thursday
16
August

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.

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Holiday Type:State holiday

Where It is Observed:Hawaii

Hawaii

2018
Friday
17
August

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.

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Holiday Type:Observance


2018
Sunday
19
August

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.

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Holiday Type:Muslim


2018
Tuesday
21
August

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
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Holiday Type:Observance


2018
Tuesday
21
August

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.

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Holiday Type:Hindu Holiday


2018
Sunday
26
August

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
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Holiday Type:Hindu Holiday


2018
Sunday
26
August

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.

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Holiday Type:Local observance

Where It is Observed:Texas

Texas

2018
Monday
27
August

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.

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