Saturday, August 9 — International Day of the World’s Indigenous People seeks to strengthen international co-operation for the resolution of challenges in areas such as culture, social and economic development faced by indigenous people.
Sunday, August 10 — 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Suggested reading Matthew 14:22-33.
Sunday, August 10 — Tishah B’av marks a Jewish day of fasting in remembrance of the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem in 586 B.C.E. and again in 70 C.E.
Tuesday, August 12 – The International Youth Day’s theme this year is “Youth and Climate Change: Time for Action.”
Friday, August 15 — Lailat al Bara’ah or the Night of Forgiveness calls on Moslems to pray to Allah for forgiveness of the dead.
Friday, August 15 — The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary commemorates the belief by Roman Catholics and many other Christians that Mary was assumed body and soul into heaven.