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This is a [[calendar of events and festivals]] in the month of '''August'''.
  
== International ==
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==Global==
  
* 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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==[[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
  
== [[Indonesia]] ==
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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
  
* 17th August: '''Independence Day''' - public holiday
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* Late August: '''Mobile Phone Throwing World Championships''',  [http://www.savonlinnafestivals.com/en_index.htm] in Savonlinna
  
== [[Italy]] ==
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==[[Indonesia]]==
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* 17th: '''Independence Day''' - public holiday
  
* 4-16 August 2007 - '''Tuscan Sun Festival''' [http://www.festivaldelsole.com/cortona/eng/main.html] - in [[Cortona]]
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==[[Italy]]==
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* 4th-16th: '''Tuscan Sun Festival''' [http://www.festivaldelsole.com/cortona/eng/main.html] - in [[Cortona]]
  
== [[Slovenia]] ==
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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]]
  
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==[[Namibia]]==
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* 26th: '''Heroes’ Day'''
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==[[Slovenia]]==
 
* '''Kamfest''' arts festival - in [[Kamnik]]
 
* '''Kamfest''' arts festival - in [[Kamnik]]
  
== [[Spain]] ==
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==[[South Africa]]==
*'''Madrid''': 15th of August [[Virgen de la Paloma]] The most representative celebrations of Madrid, dedicated to this Virgin are from the sixth to the 15th of August. The beginning of the devotion goes back to the 18th century, when the linen cloth that represents the Virgin was found by Isabel Tintero, a Madrilenian who lived in the street of La Paloma. The picture was exposed, first, in the vestibule of its own house, and then to the first chapel in 1796. The great devotion, of all the neighborhood, to this image caused the creation of a new temple in 1912, the same one that now houses the linen cloth. The Virgin was chosen patroness by the own town of Madrid, along with the Virgin of the Almudena and the Virgin of the Carmen. The procession is celebrated on the day of the 15th, with the popular lowering of the picture of the Virgin, the most awaited moment for all the faithful onlookers. The Virgin is placed in a float that is adorned with hundreds of colorful carnations and is carried, by the shoulders, of the firemen of Madrid. The night festival, in celebration of this Virgen, is also one of the most famous celebrations in the city. Chulapos and chulapas (people from Madrid wearing the traditional clothes) dance the typical dance of Madrid, chotis.  
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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]
  
*'''Malaga''': 15th of August [[Asunción de la Virgen]] this is a holiday celebrating one of the patrons of Spain.
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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]]
  
== [[Switzerland]] ==
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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
  
* 1st August: '''National Day''' - because day off work August 1st celebrations are often (for example in [[Basel]]) held 31st of July
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==[[Thailand]]==
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* 12th: '''Queen's Birthday''' - mother's day / public holiday
  
== [[Thailand]] ==
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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].
* 12th August: '''Queen's Birthday''' - mother's day / public holiday
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== [[United Kingdom]] ==
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=== [[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]]
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* August Bank Holiday weekend (last weekend): [[Leeds]] and [[Reading (England)|Reading]] Festivals - weekend of rock music
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=== [[Scotland]] ===
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==[[United Kingdom]]==
 
* '''Edinburgh Fringe Festival''' [http://www.edfringe.com] - [[Edinburgh]]
 
* '''Edinburgh Fringe Festival''' [http://www.edfringe.com] - [[Edinburgh]]
 
 
* '''Edinbugh Military Tattoo''' [http://www.edintattoo.co.uk] - [[Edinburgh]]
 
* '''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
  
=== [[Wales]] ===
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==[[United States of America]]==
 
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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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== [[United States of America]] ==
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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]]
 
* 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.
  
 
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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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