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




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


  • 17th: Independence Day - public holiday



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


  • 26th: Heroes’ Day


  • Kamfest arts festival - in Kamnik

South Africa


  • 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


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


  • 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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