August 9 is the International Day of the World's Indigenous People / Día Internacional de los Pueblos Indígenas / Journée internationale des peuples autochtonesa #IndigenousDay
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In August we hold one of our tentpole events -- Indigenous Peoples Week to celebrate August 9, the International Day of the World's Indigenous People.

Other events and celebrations in August include World Photography Day on August 19. Check out National Heritage Week in Ireland.

August 1 Swiss National Day (Switzerland)

August 6 Independence Day (Bolivia)

August 9 International Day of the World's Indigenous People

August 10 Ecuador declares independence from Spain (1809)

August 12 World Elephant Day

August 9-14 Perseid Meteor Shower - The Perseid meteor shower sparks when the Earth passes through a stream of debris left by comet Swift-Tuttle. The shower is visible from mid-July each year, with the peak in activity being between August 9 and 14, depending on the particular location of the stream.
http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/earthskys-meteor-shower-guide
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perseids

August 15 Assumption of Virgin Mary
Assumption_of_Mary - Wikipedia

August 15 Independence Day (India)
Independence_Day_- Wikipedia
http://www.thealternative.in/lifestyle/celebrate-indias-independence-day-with-this-patriotic-playlist

August 15 Ferragosto (Italy)

August 19 World Photography Day
#worldphotographyday

August 24 Día de Parques Nacionales de Costa Rica (National Parks Day) (Costa Rica)

August 25 Founder's Day, National Park Service (USA)

August 30 Melbourne Day commemorates the day the first European settlers landed on the north bank of the Yarra River from the schooner Enterprize in 1835. (Melbourne, Australia)

Floating Dates

August Edinburgh Festival (Scotland)
https://www.edfringe.com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edinburgh_Festival
https://www.facebook.com/HeritageWeek

August Indigenous People's Week

August Darwin Festival (Darwin, Australia)
http://www.darwinfestival.org.au
@Darwinfestival

August National Heritage Week (Ireland)
@heritageweek
https://www.facebook.com/HeritageWeek

Wikipedia

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