Saturday, August 23 — The United Nations’ International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition seeks to remind people of the tragedy of the trans-Atlantic slave trade and its consequences.
Sunday, August 24 — 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time. Suggested reading Matthew 16:13-20.
Sunday, August 24 — Krishna Jayanti is the Hindu festival commemorating the birth of Krishna, an avatar of the god Vishnu.
Thursday, August 28 — Paryushana Parva begins an eight-day Jain festival marking a re-dedication to Jain ideals through fasting and rituals such as recitations from sacred writings.