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International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition

International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, August 23 of each year, the day designated by UNESCO to memorialize the transatlantic slave trade. The date is significant because, during the night of August 22 to August 23, 1791, on the island of Saint Domingue (now known as Haiti), an uprising began which set forth events which were a

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World Mosquito Day

World Mosquito Day, observed annually on 20 August, is a commemoration of Indian doctor Sir Ronald Ross’s discovery in 1897 that female mosquitoes transmit malaria between humans. Malaria hasn’t been an issue in the United States since the 1950’s. Today, mosquitoes are mostly a nuisance. They fly around in silence and bite without warning – often leaving an itchy, annoying bump.  Ross

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Namibia Day

Namibia Day or Heroes’ Day is a national public holiday in Namibia. Namibia Day takes place on August 26, 2016. It is recognized by the United Nations as Namibia Day. The day commemorates the Namibian War of Independence which began on 26 August 1966 at Omugulugwombashe. National celebrations take place annually at different places, usually

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International Day of the Disappeared

The International Day of the Disappeared  is a day created to draw attention to the fate of individuals imprisoned at places and under poor conditions unknown to their relatives and/or legal representatives observed on August 30 . The United Nations (UN) observes the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances on August 30 each year. The impulse

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International Day against Nuclear Tests

The UN (United Nations) International Day against Nuclear Tests create public awareness and education about the effects of global nuclear weapon tests. This day aims to end nuclear testing and to promote peace and security around the world. The International Day against Nuclear Tests aims to raise people’s awareness on the need to prevent nuclear

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World Humanitarian Day

World Humanitarian Day is a day dedicated to recognize humanitarian personnel and those who have lost their lives working for humanitarian causes. World Humanitarian Day is also an opportunity to celebrate the spirit that inspires humanitarian work around the globe. World Humanitarian Day is a time to recognize those who face danger and adversity in order to

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International Mourning Day

On 15th August each year, countries around the world pause to commemorate workers who have died as a result of a workplace incident or occupational disease. 2016 Workers’ Memorial Day is an opportunity to highlight the preventable nature of most workplace incidents and ill health and to promote campaigns and union organisation in the fight

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World Left Hander’s Day

Every year August 13 is celebrated as World Left Hander’s Day by Lefthanders International.  It was first observed on the 13th of August, in the year 1976. As the name suggests, it is meant to promote awareness of the inconveniences faced by left-handers in a predominantly right-handed world. It celebrates their uniqueness and differences, who are from seven to ten

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International Youth Day

International Youth Day is celebrated on August 12 each year to recognize efforts of the world’s youth in enhancing global society by United Nations(UN). It also aims to promote ways to engage them in becoming more actively involved in making positive contributions to their communities. 2016 This event is an opportunity to raise awareness about

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International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

Every year, 9 August is observed as the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. The day is celebrated with special events around the world. This event also recognizes the achievements and contributions that indigenous people make to improve world issues such as environmental protection. This year’s theme puts a spotlight on the issue of

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