Important Days And Dates In August 2024

List of holidays and festivals celebrated in August 2024
Important Days And Dates In AUGUST

Important Days And Dates In AUGUST

August is the 8th month of the year, with 31 days, and is the last month of summer in the Northern Hemisphere and winter in the Southern Hemisphere. August is named after the Roman Emperor, Augustus Caesar.

August is a month full of joy and celebration, where various traditional religious festivals and contemporary cultural events take place worldwide.

In India, August is a significant month for the people, where various festivals are celebrated. Below is the list of festivals celebrated this month; have a look:

7th August 2024, Saturday, Hariyali Teej

Hariyali Teej is one of the major festivals for Hindu married women. According to the Hindu calendar, this festival is celebrated on the Tritiya of Shukla Paksha of the month of Shravan. This year Hariyali Teej will be celebrated on 7th August 2024, Saturday.

On this festival, married women follow a fast for the long life and prosperity of their husbands and married life. The festival falls during the monsoon season when the surroundings are filled with greenery; hence it is known as Hariyali Teej (Green Teej).

This festival is also known as Sawan Teej, Chhoti Teej, and Madhushrava Teej. On this day, Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva are worshipped as it is the day Lord Shiva accepted Goddess Parvati as his wife.

That's why Goddess Parvati is also known as Teej Mata. Hariyali Teej is widely celebrated in North India; even though the way of celebration may differ, it is celebrated with equal enthusiasm everywhere.

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Hariyali Teej Or Sawa Teej 2023

9th August 2024, Friday, Nag Panchami

Nag Panchami is one of the unique and auspicious festivals in India for the Hindus. People worship snakes by offering them milk, which is widely celebrated in India, Nepal and other South Asian countries.

According to the Hindu calendar, Nag Panchami is celebrated on the 5th day of the holy month of Shravan (July-August). This year Nag Panchami will be celebrated on Friday, 9 August 2024. On this day, women usually pray for the well-being of their brothers and family. 

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Nag Panchami 2023- What Is Its Importance?

15th August 2024, Tuesday, Independence Day

Every year 15th of August is celebrated as Independence Day hence a national holiday for India. On August 15 1947, India gained independence after more than 100 years of slavery under British rule.

The day also marks the partition of India and Pakistan; hence, Pakistan celebrates independence on 14 August every year. On this day, the first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, hoisted the flag, and since then, the tradition has been followed every year till the current Prime Minister of India.

The day is celebrated enthusiastically nationwide with flag hoisting, parades and cultural events.

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Independence Day 2023- Celebrating India’s Freedom

19th August 2024, Monday, Raksha Bandhan

Every festival plays a prominent role for every Indian, and Raksha Bandhan is one of those festivals. This festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm all over India.

According to the Hindu calendar, Raksha Bandhan is celebrated on the last day of Shravan. This year, it will be celebrated on 30 August 2024, Wednesday.

Raksha Bandhan symbolises the bond of protection and care between brother and sister. Raksha Bandhan is also known by different names in different places in India.

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Raksha Bandhan 2023

22nd August 2024, Sunday, Kajari Teej

Kajari Teej is referred to by various names in different regions of India. The festival is one of the significant festivals for Hindu married women where Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati are worshipped. The festival marks the welcome of the monsoon season and also worshipping the neem tree and the moon.

Kajari Teej is observed on the third day of the dark fortnight of the moon in the months of August and September. On this auspicious festival, both married and unmarried women keep a strict fast for the long life of the husband and to get the desired husband.

Although this festival is celebrated nationwide, the grand celebration can be witnessed in Rajasthan. Women celebrate the festival by adorning themselves with new clothes and performing many rituals. 

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26th August 2024, Monday, Janamashtmi

Janmashtami is celebrated on the Ashtami of the Krishna Paksha of the holy month of Shravan; hence this year, it will be celebrated on 26th August 2024.

It is one of the auspicious festivals among Hindus and is celebrated with much fervour all over the world. In India, the festival of Janmashtami is mainly celebrated in Mathura and Vrindavan, where Lord Krishna was born and brought up.

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