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World Breast Feeding Week

Date: 1st-7th August

Encourages breastfeeding and to improve the health of babies.

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International Youth Day

Date: 12th August

Raises awareness of issues affecting young people around the world.

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Manchester Pride – The Big Weekend

Date: 27th-30th August

Manchester Pride is a registered charity that campaigns for equality and challenges discrimination; creates opportunity for engagement and participation and celebrates lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) life. The charity fundraises for LGBT and HIV projects in Greater Manchester by staging a number of events throughout the year, including the award wining Manchester Pride Festival.

“The worst from of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal”


Special Days

1st-7th August

  • World Breastfeeding Week

6th August

  • Transfiguration – (Christian)

6th-7th August

  • Fast of Tisha B’Av (end of the three weeks of mourning) – (Jewish Observance)

7th-8th August

  • Ashura* – (Islam)

11th August

  • Raksha Bandhan** – (Hindu holiday)

12th August

  • International Youth Day

15th August

  • Assumption of Mary – (Christian)

18th August

  • Krishna Janmashtami** (Birthday Lord Krishna) – (Hindu festival)

27th-30th August

  • Manchester Pride

29th August

  • Summer Bank holiday

30th August

  • Ganesh Chaturthi** – (Hindu holiday)