The Human Truth Foundation

August Religious Festivals and Dates

https://www.humanreligions.info/august.html

By Vexen Crabtree 2023

#august #hinduism #islam #judaism #paganism

Note that some traditions have festivals and dates that start at sundown or in the evening of the night before, such as (Jewish, Muslim and some Pagan events). There are few Hindu dates on these calendars yet, due to the complexity & multiplicity of all the various calendars in use. Likewise, there are few south-east Asian calendar dates.

DateEventNotes
Aug 1st
Thursday

(fixed)

Lammas / Lughnasdh

Wicca. A harvest festival and reflection on the mysteries of nature.

Aug 2nd
Friday
Aug 3rd
Saturday
Aug 4th
Sunday
Aug 5th
Monday

Fravardigan

The symbol of Zoroastrianism - wide bird-like wings and a man holding a ringZoroastrianism. Occurs ten days before No Ruz. Festival and prayer day for guardian spirits of ancestors.

Aug 6th
Tuesday

(fixed)

Transfiguration of Jesus

The symbol of ChristianityChristianity. Jesus clothes became dazzling white and his face changed, and he talks to spirits of Moses and Elijah.

Aug 7th
Wednesday
Aug 8th
Thursday
Aug 9th
Friday
Aug 10th
Saturday

(this year)

Qixi Jie / Ch'I Hou Chieh (Herd Boy and Weaving Maid Festival)

Chinese religion. On the 7th day of the 7th lunar month.

Aug 11st
Sunday
Aug 12nd
Monday
Aug 13rd
Tuesday

(this year)

Tisha B'Av

The symbol of JudaismJudaism.

Aug 14th
Wednesday
Aug 15th
Thursday

(this year)

No Ruz

The symbol of Zoroastrianism - wide bird-like wings and a man holding a ringZoroastrianism.

Aug 15th
Thursday

(3 days)
(fixed)

Hachigatsu O-Bon

The symbol of BuddhismBuddhism in Japan. Occurs a month earlier in Eastern Japan or by some traditionalists as Kyu Bon (old Bon) on the 15th day of the 9th lunar month. A fusion of Japanese, Buddhist and Confucian beliefs, all concerning the honouring of ancestral spirits.

Aug 16th
Friday
Aug 17th
Saturday
Aug 18th
Sunday

(this year)

Zong Qui Jie / Chung Ch'Iu (Festival of Hungry Ghosts)

The symbol of BuddhismBuddhism in China. Spirits are given paper objects to aid those without descendants, to find Nirvana.

Aug 19th
Monday

(this year)

Feast of Asmá' (Names)

The symbol of the Bahai FaithBahá'í Faith.

Aug 20th
Tuesday
Aug 21st
Wednesday

(this year)

Khordad Sal (Zarathustra's Birthday)

The symbol of Zoroastrianism - wide bird-like wings and a man holding a ringZoroastrianism. The birthday of Prophet Zarathustra.