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*4-16 Aug 2007 - '''Tuscan Sun Festival''' [http://www.festivaldelsole.com/cortona/eng/main.html] in [[Cortona]], [[Italy]].
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This is a [[calendar of events and festivals]] in the month of '''August'''.
  
==Every year==
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==Global==
  
===Fixed dates===
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==[[Botswana]]==
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* Late August: '''Kuru Traditional Dance and Music Festival''', [http://www.kuru.co.bw] near [[Ghanzi]]
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* April 30 to May 3rd 2009: '''The Maun Festival''' in [[Maun]] Check out the wesbite at http://www.maunfestival.com
  
====Global====
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==[[Finland]]==
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* Early August: '''Sauna Bathing World Championships''',  [http://www.heinola.fi/FIN/Palvelut/Matkailu/Sauna_world_championships/] in Heinola
  
*3rd weekend in August: '''World Peace and Service Day''' (holiday) off for work for all business and service organisations across the globe and service activities  like feeding cows milk to new born children in hospitals if mothers are incapable of feeding, new clothes, food offering to blind, deaf,spastic, mentally handicapped, physically handicapped, polio attacked patients, aids, cancer patients and dental, ortho, gynaec, opthamology patients, neuro, for all patients in hospital and other centres, food and clothing to be provided.
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* Late August: '''Mobile Phone Throwing World Championships''', [http://www.savonlinnafestivals.com/en_index.htm] in Savonlinna
  
====Switzerland====
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==[[Indonesia]]==
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* 17th: '''Independence Day''' - public holiday
  
*1st: '''First of August''', National Day in [[Switzerland]]. Because day off work August 1st celebrations are often (for example in [[Basel]]) held 31st of July
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==[[Italy]]==
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* 4th-16th: '''Tuscan Sun Festival''' [http://www.festivaldelsole.com/cortona/eng/main.html] - in [[Cortona]]
  
====Thailand====
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==[[Japan]]==
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* First Saturday & Sunday: '''Gongo Festival''' [http://www.tsuyama-ct.ac.jp/English/tsuyama/annual.htm] in [[Tsuyama]]
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* August 12-15: '''Awa Odori''' The famous "Fool's Dance" of [[Tokushima]]
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* '''Momotaro Festival''' in [[Okayama]]
  
* 12th: '''Queen's Birthday''' - mother's day / public holiday
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==[[Namibia]]==
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* 26th: '''Heroes’ Day'''
  
====Indonesia====
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==[[Slovenia]]==
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* '''Kamfest''' arts festival - in [[Kamnik]]
  
* 17th: '''Independence Day''' - public holiday
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==[[South Africa]]==
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* 9th: '''Woman's day''' (''Public holiday'')
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* Late August to early [[September]]: '''[[Pretoria]] Show''', [http://www.pretoriashow.co.za]
  
====United States of America====
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==[[Spain]]==
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* 15th: '''Madrid''' - Virgen de la Paloma
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* 15th: '''Malaga'''-  Asunción de la Virgen this is a holiday celebrating one of the patrons of Spain.
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* Late August: '''Feria de Malaga''', [http://www.feria-de-malaga.es/] in [[Malaga]]
  
* Third weekend in August: '''[http://www.irishfest.com/ Milwaukee Irish Fest]''', the world's largest festival celebrating Irish music and culture, in [[Milwaukee]], [[Wisconsin]], [[United States]]. (August 18-25 in 2005, 25th Anniversary)
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==[[Switzerland]]==
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* 1st: '''National Day''' - because day off work August 1st celebrations are often (for example in [[Basel]]) held 31st of July
  
===Movable dates===
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==[[Thailand]]==
 
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* 12th: '''Queen's Birthday''' - mother's day / public holiday
====England====
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*August Bank Holiday weekend (last weekend): '''Notting Hill Carnival''' [http://www.londoncarnival.co.uk/], [[London/Notting Hill|Notting Hill]], [[London]], [[England]]
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*August Bank Holiday weekend (last weekend): [[Leeds]] and [[Reading]] Festivals - weekend of rock music
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====Scotland====
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==[[Turkey]] <small>([[Sinop]])</small> ==
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Between 9 and 23 August 2008 near [[Sinop]], Turkey - a proposed site for a nuclear power plant - the international activist gathering Ecotopia will be held [http://www.ecotopiagathering.org].
  
*'''Edinburgh Fringe Festival''' [http://www.edfringe.com/], [[Edinburgh]], [[Scotland]]
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==[[United Kingdom]]==
*'''Edinbugh Military Tattoo''' [http://www.edintattoo.co.uk/], [[Edinburgh]], [[Scotland]]
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* '''Edinburgh Fringe Festival''' [http://www.edfringe.com] - [[Edinburgh]]
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* '''Edinbugh Military Tattoo''' [http://www.edintattoo.co.uk] - [[Edinburgh]]
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* Mid August: '''Puck Fair''', [http://www.puckfair.ie/] in [[Killorglin]], [[Ireland]]
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* Late August: '''Mathew Street Festival''', [http://www.mathewstreetfestival.com] in [[Liverpool]]
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* '''MAS Carnival''', [[Swansea]] - the city's ethnic diversity is celebrated by a colorful parade that passes through the city center.
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* Third weekend in August: '''Race The Train'''[http://www.racethetrain.com/] in [[Tywyn]]. Runners attempt to cover a 14 mile route through a beautiful Welsh Valley faster than a historic steam train. 2008 is the 25th running of the event.
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* Last weekend in August (''August Bank Holiday weekend''):  '''Notting Hill Carnival''' [http://www.londoncarnival.co.uk] - [[London/Notting Hill|Notting Hill]], [[London]]
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* Last weekend in August (''August Bank Holiday weekend''): [[Leeds]] and [[Reading (England)|Reading]] Festivals - weekend of rock music
  
====Slovenia====
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==[[United States of America]]==
*'''Kamfest''' arts festival, [[Kamnik]], [[Slovenia]]
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* Third weekend in August: '''Milwaukee Irish Fest''' [http://www.irishfest.com] - the world's largest festival celebrating Irish music and culture, in [[Milwaukee]], [[Wisconsin]]
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* Late August: '''A Taste of Colorado''', [http://www.atasteofcolorado.com/] in [[Denver]]
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* August 22, 2010: Customer Appreciation Day at South street diner. Ice cream truck, free bbq, face painting, outdoor feeding, giveaways, free cartoonist.
  
====Wales====
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*'''MAS Carnival''', [[Swansea]], [[UK]] - the city's ethnic diversity is celebrated by a colorful parade that passes through the city center.
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[[WikiPedia:August]]

Revision as of 22:49, 30 August 2010

    This article is a travel topic
This is a calendar of events and festivals in the month of August.

Contents

Global

Botswana

Finland

  • Early August: Sauna Bathing World Championships, [2] in Heinola
  • Late August: Mobile Phone Throwing World Championships, [3] in Savonlinna

Indonesia

  • 17th: Independence Day - public holiday

Italy

Japan

  • First Saturday & Sunday: Gongo Festival [5] in Tsuyama
  • August 12-15: Awa Odori The famous "Fool's Dance" of Tokushima
  • Momotaro Festival in Okayama

Namibia

  • 26th: Heroes’ Day

Slovenia

  • Kamfest arts festival - in Kamnik

South Africa

Spain

  • 15th: Madrid - Virgen de la Paloma
  • 15th: Malaga- Asunción de la Virgen this is a holiday celebrating one of the patrons of Spain.
  • Late August: Feria de Malaga, [7] in Malaga

Switzerland

  • 1st: National Day - because day off work August 1st celebrations are often (for example in Basel) held 31st of July

Thailand

  • 12th: Queen's Birthday - mother's day / public holiday

Turkey (Sinop)

Between 9 and 23 August 2008 near Sinop, Turkey - a proposed site for a nuclear power plant - the international activist gathering Ecotopia will be held [8].

United Kingdom

  • Edinburgh Fringe Festival [9] - Edinburgh
  • Edinbugh Military Tattoo [10] - Edinburgh
  • Mid August: Puck Fair, [11] in Killorglin, Ireland
  • Late August: Mathew Street Festival, [12] in Liverpool
  • MAS Carnival, Swansea - the city's ethnic diversity is celebrated by a colorful parade that passes through the city center.
  • Third weekend in August: Race The Train[13] in Tywyn. Runners attempt to cover a 14 mile route through a beautiful Welsh Valley faster than a historic steam train. 2008 is the 25th running of the event.
  • Last weekend in August (August Bank Holiday weekend): Notting Hill Carnival [14] - Notting Hill, London
  • Last weekend in August (August Bank Holiday weekend): Leeds and Reading Festivals - weekend of rock music

United States of America

  • Third weekend in August: Milwaukee Irish Fest [15] - the world's largest festival celebrating Irish music and culture, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Late August: A Taste of Colorado, [16] in Denver
  • August 22, 2010: Customer Appreciation Day at South street diner. Ice cream truck, free bbq, face painting, outdoor feeding, giveaways, free cartoonist.
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