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August 2020 Calendar Dates & Festivals

Last Updated: 12/26/2019 4:03:01 PM

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August 2020 Calendar is here with a comprehensive list of holidays, celebrations, and more for the eighth month of the year. Originally named sextilis (sixth), this month was renamed in honour of the first Roman Emperor, Augustus. This month is one of the most important for Indians everywhere, as it brought the day when our country was finally freed from oppressors, and we emerged as an independent republic and became the largest democracy in the world today. Along with this comprehensive list of festivals in August 2020 Calendar, AstroCAMP will also be discussing other holidays, carnivals, festivities, and similar notable holidays from around the country. Without any further discussions, let us quickly take a look at the August 2020 Calendar.

August 2020 Calendar

Date Day Holiday
1 August Saturday Bakrid / Eid al Adha
3 August Monday Jhulan Purnima
3 August Monday Raksha Bandhan
8 August Saturday Tendong Lho Rum Faat
11 August Tuesday Janmashtami
13 August Thursday Patriots Day
15 August Saturday Independence Day
16 August Sunday De Jure Transfer Day
17 August Monday Parsi New Year
20 August Thursday Parkash Utsav Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji
22 August Saturday Ganesh Chaturthi
23 August Sunday Nuakhai
27 August Thursday Baba Sri Chand Ji Jayanti
28 August Friday Ramdev Jayanti
28 August Friday Teja Dashmi
30 August Sunday First Onam
30 August Sunday Muharram
31 August Monday Thiruvonam

August 2020 Calendar & Astrology

As is well known, the Gregorian Calendar is a solar calendar that depends on the movements of the Sun. On the flip side is the Hindu Panchang which depends on the drifts of both luminary planets, Sun and Moon, as it is a lunisolar calendar. The Gregorian month of August coincides with the Hindu months of Shravan and Bhadrapada. This year too, the month will begin on a Saturday, which will be the Trayodashi (thirteenth day) of the Shukla Paksha of Shravan month. It will then come to an end on the Trayodashi of Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapada month.

The table of August 2020 Calendar that we have given above mentions all significant holidays as per the Gregorian Calendar, as well as many State 2020 Holidays. However, in addition to these, the Hindu Panchang also includes several fasts and feasts. We will also take a glance at these ahead. The fasts begin with the beginning of the month, as the Pradosh Vrat of Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha are falling on 1 August and 16 August, and an additional Pradosh Vrat (Shukla Paksha) is also falling on 30 August. On the day of Raksha Bandhan, 3 August, devotees will fast for the Shravan Purnima, while on 6 August women all around will celebrate Kajari Teej. Sankashti Chaturthi is falling on 7 August this month, while the Masik Shivratri is on 17 August. The two Ekadashis occurring in this August 202 Calendar will be, Aja Ekadashi on 15 August and Parsva Ekadashi on 29 August. The Bhadrapada Amavasya will be on 19 August, Hartalika Teej on 21 August, and Ganesh Chaturthi will be celebrated throughout India on 22 September. The Sun will also make its transit in the zodiac sign Leo on 16 August, making the day Simha Sankranti.

Let us now take a gander at these festivals and fasts mentioned in the August 2020 Calendar.

August 2020 Calendar: Feasts & Fests

Besides the celebrations and fasts mentioned above, there are a few more holidays and events that fall under the August 2020 Calendar. Let us take a gander at a few of these:

Friendship Day

Celebrated on the first Sunday of August, falls the special day of Friendship day, in the August 2020 Calendar. This commemoration, dedicated to the beautiful relation of friendship, is occurring on 2 August this year. Exchanging gifts and acknowledging each other through friendship bands is a standard mode of commemorations of this day.

National Handloom Day

The National Handloom Day is included in the August 2020 Calendar to honour the Swadeshi movement of 1905. Celebrated on 7 August, this day is filled with exhibitions, stalls, workshops, discussions and more on handlooms of the country. The government attempts to raise better awareness on the topic of ‘Made in India’ and instil the importance of the swadeshi product.

Quit India Day

Another significant event in the August 2020 Calendar is the Quit India Day that commemorates the August Movement, more commonly, the Quit India Movement of 1942. Although the movement failed, and most INC leaders were imprisoned, however, the British government understood that India could no longer be ruled, which finally led to the independence of the country.

National Sports Day

The National Sports Day of India is a popular event in August 2020 Calendar, which falls on 29 August. This day is celebrated in the honour of Dhyan Chand, one of the greatest hockey players in history fondly called the Wizard/Magician of Hockey. Chand was a vital player in leading India to the win in the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics.

AstroCAMP Hopes That This Article On August 2020 Calendar Was Helpful For The Readers!

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