Welcome to August; The school Summer Holidays are now in full swing and many people we know are jetting off to sunny destinations. You may even be lucky enough to be taking a sun soaked holiday yourself, but as we have seen so far this year the UK is as warm a place as any to spend our free time.
August is known globally as “What will be your legacy month”, so with that in mind now is the perfect time to think back on all your fantastic achievements, and begin planning for your next great adventures.
Listed below is the full August calendar of notable events and religious celebrations. If you are getting involved in any of these please let us know and send any stories you may have to: firstname.lastname@example.org
1st August: Fast in Honour of the Holy Mother of Jesus (Orthodox Christian), Lughnassad – Imbolc (Wicca) and Lammas (Christian)
3rd August: Laylat al – Qadr (Islam)
5th August: Summer Bank Holiday (Scotland)
6th August: Transfiguration of the Lord (Orthodox Christian)
8th August: Eld al Fltr (Islam)
9th August: International Day of the World’s Indigenous People (Secular)
12th August: International Youth Day (Secular)
15th August: Assumption of Virgin Mary (Catholic Christian) and Dormition of the Theotokos (Orthodox Christian)
17th August: Birthday of Marcus Garvey (Rastafari)
18th August: Jamshedi Noruz, Senshai (Zoroastrian)
23rd August: Khordad Sal (Senshai Zoroastrian)
26th August: Summer Bank Holiday (England/Wales/NI)
28th August: Krisha Janmashtami (Hindu)
29th August: Beheading of John the Baptist (Christian)
August is also recognised around the world as Women’s Small Business Month, Black Business Month and, as mentioned earlier, What Will Be Your Legacy Month.