August 1st marks the 213th day in the Gregorian calendar. In 1948, Christopher Columbus landed in Venezuela. In 1780, the first U.S. census is complete, tallying just under four million people. Francis Scott Key and Coolio were born on August 1st. National Girlfriends Day and National Respect for Parents Day are observed on August 1st.
We have 34 holidays listed for August 1.
DOGust 1st: Universal Birthday for Shelter Dogs
Thousands of sweet dogs land at animal shelters until they can find forever homes.
It's important to remember one thing: with great power comes great responsibility.
British Columbia Day
All across Canada, the day is marked by parades, festivals, and other public gatherings.
Heritage Day in Alberta
Sunshine, fresh air, and open spaces, Alberta is a melting pot of different cultures and ethnicities.
International Can-It Forward Day
Get your canning tools and can fresh produce with us on International Can-It-Forward Day!
The traditions of harvesting festivals that are similar to Lammas Day have existed for centuries.
National Day of Benin
Learn why Benin’s struggles against slavery are a cornerstone of the National Day of Benin.
National Minority Donor Awareness Day
On this day, pledge to give someone a new lease on life.
National Promise to Care Day
Learn how you can honor urgent care workers and everything they do.
National Raspberry Cream Pie Day
Can you imagine a world without raspberry cream pies? Neither can we!
New South Wales Bank Holiday
Let's all celebrate three day weekends—the savior of nine-to-fivers around the world.
Northern Territory Picnic Day
Northern Territory Aussies have been celebrating Picnic Day since the late 1800s.
Play Ball Day
Get your gloves out, grab your bats, and rally the kids. It’s time to play ball!
Rounds Resounding Day
It’s the harmonies created by this form of singing that make it so popular and worth celebrating.
Switzerland National Day
To all Swiss people out there, enjoy this Independence Day with even more patriotism than before.
Terry Fox Day
Honor a great man, a great foundation and a great cause by celebrating Terry Fox Day.
World Lung Cancer Day
Here's a quick guide to observing World Lung Cancer Day and staying well.