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*5 - 12 Aug 2006 - The city of [[Swansea]], [[UK]]  will host the annual [http://www.eisteddfod.org.uk/index.php?lang=EN;navId=118  eisteddfod] (Europe's largest cultural festival). This week-long celebration of Welsh culture will be held at Felindre (on the outskirts of the city), and in addition to the performances there will also be over three hundred stalls specializing in handicrafts and other Welsh cultural items.
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This is a [[calendar of events and festivals]] in the month of '''August'''.
  
*5-20 Aug 2006 - '''Tuscan Sun Festival''' [http://www.festivaldelsole.com/cortona/eng/main.html] in [[Cortona]], [[Italy]].
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==Global==
  
*26 Aug 2006 - '''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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==[[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
  
==Every year==
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==[[Canada]]==
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* August: [http://www.btfdribfest.exofire.net/ '''Brantford Kinsmen Ribfest''']  Weekend
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Presented by the Kinsmen Club of Brantford. Come on out to “Ribfest” this August at the beautiful Cockshutt Park in Brantford, Ontario. Enjoy great music, crafts, and most importantly, some of the best rib makers in North America!
  
===Fixed dates===
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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
  
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* Late August: '''Mobile Phone Throwing World Championships''',  [http://www.savonlinnafestivals.com/en_index.htm] in Savonlinna
  
*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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==[[Indonesia]]==
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* 17th: '''Independence Day''' - public holiday
  
====Switzerland====
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==[[Italy]]==
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* 4th-16th: '''Tuscan Sun Festival''' [http://www.festivaldelsole.com/cortona/eng/main.html] - in [[Cortona]]
  
*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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==[[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]]
  
====Thailand====
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==[[Namibia]]==
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* 26th: '''Heroes’ Day'''
  
* 12th: '''Queen's Birthday''' - mother's day / public holiday
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==[[Slovenia]]==
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* '''Kamfest''' arts festival - in [[Kamnik]]
  
====Indonesia====
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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]
  
* 17th: '''Independence Day''' - public holiday
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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]]
  
====United States of America====
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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
  
* 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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==[[Thailand]]==
 
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* 12th: '''Queen's Birthday''' - mother's day / public holiday
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====England====
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*August Bank Holiday weekend (last weekend): '''Notting Hill Carnival''' [http://www.rbkc.gov.uk/NottingHill04/general/], [[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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*'''Edinburgh Fringe Festival''' [http://www.edfringe.com/], [[Edinburgh]], [[Scotland]]
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==[[Turkey]] <small>([[Sinop]])</small> ==
*'''Edinbugh Military Tattoo''' [http://www.edintattoo.co.uk/], [[Edinburgh]], [[Scotland]]
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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].
  
====Slovenia===
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==[[United Kingdom]]==
*'''Kamfest''' arts festival, [[Kamnik]], [[Slovenia]]
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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
  
====Wales====
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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]]
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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.
  
*'''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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Revision as of 18:37, 27 January 2013

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

Contents

Global

Botswana

Canada

Presented by the Kinsmen Club of Brantford. Come on out to “Ribfest” this August at the beautiful Cockshutt Park in Brantford, Ontario. Enjoy great music, crafts, and most importantly, some of the best rib makers in North America!

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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