List of Today's Events

Country Event Name Remarks
Barbados Emancipation Day
Benin Independence Day
DR Congo Parents' Day
Guyana Emancipation Day
Jamaica Emancipation Day
Nicaragua Descent of Saint Dominic
Saint Lucia Emancipation Day
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Emancipation Day
Switzerland National Day
Trinidad and Tobago Emancipation Day

List of Upcoming Events

Country Day (When) Event Name Remarks
Anguilla Monday, August 2, 2021 August Monday
Antigua and Barbuda Monday, August 2, 2021 Carnival Monday
Australia Monday, August 2, 2021 Bank Holiday
Australia Monday, August 2, 2021 Picnic Day
Bahamas Monday, August 2, 2021 Emancipation Day
Barbados Monday, August 2, 2021 Kadooment Day
British Virgin Islands Monday, August 2, 2021 Festival Monday
Canada Monday, August 2, 2021 Heritage Day
Canada Monday, August 2, 2021 Civic Holiday
Canada Monday, August 2, 2021 British Columbia Day
Canada Monday, August 2, 2021 Civic Day
Costa Rica Monday, August 2, 2021 Virgin of Los Angeles Day
Dominica Monday, August 2, 2021 Emancipation Day
Grenada Monday, August 2, 2021 Emancipation Day
Guyana Monday, August 2, 2021 Emancipation Day (in lieu)
Iceland Monday, August 2, 2021 Commerce Day
Ireland Monday, August 2, 2021 August Bank Holiday
Jamaica Monday, August 2, 2021 Emancipation Day (in lieu)
North Macedonia Monday, August 2, 2021 Republic Day
Saint Kitts and Nevis Monday, August 2, 2021 Emancipation Day
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Monday, August 2, 2021 Emancipation Day (in lieu)
Trinidad and Tobago Monday, August 2, 2021 Emancipation Day (in lieu)
Turks and Caicos Islands Monday, August 2, 2021 Emancipation Day Holiday
United Kingdom Monday, August 2, 2021 August Bank Holiday in Scotland
Zambia Monday, August 2, 2021 Farmers' Day
Antigua and Barbuda Tuesday, August 3, 2021 Carnival Tuesday
Barbados Tuesday, August 3, 2021 Emancipation Day (in lieu)
British Virgin Islands Tuesday, August 3, 2021 Festival Tuesday
Guinea-Bissau Tuesday, August 3, 2021 Pidjiguiti Day
Niger Tuesday, August 3, 2021 Independence Day
Saint Kitts and Nevis Tuesday, August 3, 2021 Culturama Day
British Virgin Islands Wednesday, August 4, 2021 Festival Wednesday
El Salvador Wednesday, August 4, 2021 Fiestas Patronales Holiday
Ghana Wednesday, August 4, 2021 Founders' Day
Anguilla Thursday, August 5, 2021 August Thursday
Burkina Faso Thursday, August 5, 2021 Independence Day
Croatia Thursday, August 5, 2021 Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day
El Salvador Thursday, August 5, 2021 Fiestas Patronales Holiday
Equatorial Guinea Thursday, August 5, 2021 Freedom Day
Kiribati Thursday, August 5, 2021 Kiribati Youth Day
Spain Thursday, August 5, 2021 Our Lady of Africa
Anguilla Friday, August 6, 2021 Constitution Day
Bolivia Friday, August 6, 2021 Independence Day
El Salvador Friday, August 6, 2021 Fiesta de San Salvador
Jamaica Friday, August 6, 2021 Independence Day
Rwanda Friday, August 6, 2021 Umuganura Day
Colombia Saturday, August 7, 2021 Battle of Boyacá
Ivory Coast Saturday, August 7, 2021 Independence Day
Brazil Sunday, August 8, 2021 Father's Day
Taiwan Sunday, August 8, 2021 Father's Day

Goa Liberation Day

Considered one of the most important days in Goa's memory, also known as the forgotten war for freedom, December 19 commemorates the Indian Armed Forces ' liberation of Goa from Portuguese rule and the Indian subcontinent's complete independence. It is called the' Day of Independence for Goa.'

Although Indians celebrated their win, international communities gave a mixed response to the move. Although many praised the move and stood by India, many others like Portugal condemned the Indian troops ' ' invasion ' of Goa.

Boxing Day

When is Boxing Day?
The public holiday is observed as part of the Christmas holidays in several countries on 26 December. Usually if December 26th is a Saturday or Sunday, it will be shifted and celebrated the next working day.

Boxing Day
It has been said that the Boxing Day name comes after Christmas day from people getting rid of empty boxes from gifts. The custom, while a beguiling idea, dates back to England in the Middle Ages, although the exact origin is debatable.

U Kiang Nangbah

U Kiang Nangbah was a Meghalayan freedom fighter who led a rebellion against the British. He was publicly hanged by the British on 30 December 1862 at Iawmusiang in Jowai city, West Jaintia Hills district. Government of India issued a postage stamp commemorating him in 2001. In his memory a government college was also opened in 1967 at Jowai.

Nangbah was elected leader of the resistance in Jaintia and led the British attacks. The attacks spread across the hills of Jaintia and the British were forced to call in reinforcements to try to subdue the uprising.

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