Special Dates in August

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1st August - Yorkshire Day

A day to celebrate everything Yorkshire, but especially the integrity of the county, promoted by the Yorkshire Ridings Society for over 40 years.

Find out more: www.yorkshireridings.org


3rd August – Play Days

A campaign held to celebrate the importance of Play in children’s lives. On Playday thousands of children across the UK can get involved in their local community events, be it at their local park or community centre, or you can even set up your own playday to get your community involved.

Find out more: playday.gn.apc.org


12th August - International Youth Day

The aim is to engage the youth of the world in conversations with their local, national, and international leaders.

Find out more: www.un.org


13th August - International Left Handers Day

A chance for left-handed people around the world to celebrate being left-handed, and also raise awareness of the everyday issues that lefties face as we live in a world designed for right-handers.

Find out more: www.lefthandersday.com


19th August – World Photo Day

In a world where millions of pictures are uploaded every minute, World Photo Day is inspiring thousands of photographers across the planet to share a single photo with a simple purpose: to share their world with the world.

Find out more: worldphotoday.com


20th August - World Mosquito Day

This day marks the historic discovery by British doctor Sir Ronald Ross in 1897 that mosquitoes transmit malaria between humans. Today the aim is to make ‘malaria no more’ and save millions of lives from this preventable and treatable disease.

Find out more: www.malarianomore.org.uk


25th August -  National Banana Split day

The split is a variation of the traditional ice cream sundae. It’s a delicious dish that has been around since the 1900s.

Find out more: www.punchbowl.com


29th August - Bank Holiday Monday

A UK public holiday that always falls on the last Monday of August, often marked by fairs and festivals around the country.

Find out more: en.wikipedia.org