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August Calendar Of Events 2021

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The following lists cultural and special events that are taking place in August 2021. This should help you to plan and organise for upcoming events and celebrations for August 2021.

01 August

  • World Breastfeeding Week - Aims to protect, promote and support breastfeeding as the best way to provide newborns with the nutrients they need.
  • MS Readathon One Month Challenge Starts - The MS Readathon is a reading-based fundraiser run by Multiple Sclerosis Australia (MSA). It encourages people of all ages to read and improve their literacy whilst at the same time raising their community awareness and empowering them to make a difference in the lives of people living with MS.
  • Great Northern Clean Up - An event of Clean Up Australia, takes place during the months of August, September and October - a time of year which is more suitable for communities living in the tropical North.
  • Homelessness Prevention Week - is an annual awareness raising week held in the first full week of August each year to highlight the over 105,000 Australians who are homeless on any given night. Homelessness Australia provides information sheets and resources to support events all around Australia.

02 August

  • Dental health Week Starts - Dental Health Week raises awareness of how to best look after your and your children's teeth.

04 August

  • National Aboriginal and Islander Children's Day (NATICD) - is a celebration of human rights and Indigenous children. Held on 4 August each year, NAITCD was first observed by SNAICC in 1988.

 06 August

  • Genes For Jeans Day - Jeans for Genes Day is the major fundraising event for the Children's Medical Research Institute, who is on a mission to reduce the number of children born with genetic illnesses.
  • Hiroshima Day - It is the day when in 1945 an atomic bomb was dropped in the city of Hiroshima, Japan. On this day first time use of nuclear weapon was seen and just after three days of Hiroshima another nuclear weapon was dropped in Nagasaki.

08 August

  • International Cat Day - A day to celebrate one of man’s most common and ancient pets.

12 August

  • International Youth Day is a reminder that investment in the worlds youth will provide a better future for all.
  • World Elephant Day - launched to bring attention to the urgent plight of Asian and African elephants. The elephant is loved, revered and respected by people and cultures around the world, yet we balance on the brink of seeing the last of this magnificent creature.

13 August

  • Red Nose Day - Red Nose Day is the major fundraiser for Red Nose. Funds raised through Red Nose Day activities help to provide vital services and programs to the Australian community.
    Red Nose is dedicated to saving the lives of babies and children during pregnancy, birth, infancy and childhood and to supporting bereaved families. With offices throughout Australia and a national office in Melbourne our areas of focus include bereavement support, education, research, national awareness campaigning, advocacy and fundraising.
  • International Left-Handers Day - an annual event when left-handers everywhere can celebrate their sinistrality and increase public awareness of the advantages and disadvantages of being left-handed.

14 August

  • National Science Week Starts - celebrates the contributions Australian Scientists have made to the world. There are hundreds of activities, events and debates across the country during the week.
  • World Lizard Day - Provides the opportunity for a fun celebration of a reptilian fascination, and a chance to teach our kids about the world around us. Most of all, World Lizard Day seems geared towards helping those who enjoy reptiles to celebrate them, and those who don't to learn about them.

15 August

  • India Independence Day - It is the National Day of India. Also known as 'I-Day', this public holiday marks the date in 1947, when India became an independent country.

17 August

  • Keep Australia Beautiful Week - The aim of the Keep Australia Beautiful campaign is to demonstrate the easy ways people can help the environment and also save money by making a few simple changes around the home and in their daily lives.

19 August

  • World Humanitarian Day -is used to increase public awareness about humanitarian assistance activities worldwide and the importance of international cooperation in this regard, as well as to honour all humanitarian and United Nations and associated personnel who have worked in the promotion of the humanitarian cause and those who have lost their lives in the cause of duty.
  • International Orangutan Day - To recognise the most iconic victim of the palm oil industry, International Orangutan Day has been set for August 19th, every year. This event is to help encourage the public to take action in preserving this amazing species.

21 August

  • Children's Book Week Starts - Each year, many schools and public libraries from all over Australia spend a week celebrating books and Australian authors and illustrators. Classroom teachers, teacher librarians and public librarians develop activities, offer competitions and tell stories relating to a theme to highlight the importance of reading.

27 August

  • Wear It Purple Day - about showing LGBTIQ+ young people that they have the right to be proud of who they are.
  • Daffodil Day - one of the Cancer Council's most loved fundraising events and this year, every daffodil and every donation grows hope - hope for more survivors, hope for better treatments and hope for greater support. As the largest merchandise based event in the Southern Hemisphere, it's day to support all Australians affected by cancer.
  • Tracky Dack Day - On the last Friday in August, Australians 'dack up and donate' by wearing tracksuit pants ('trackies') and fundraising for sick kids. This is an act of solidarity with hospitalised children, who are encouraged to change into trackies to lift their mood and create a more normal day-to-day routine.
Last modified on Sunday, August 1, 2021
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