August 15 holidays in 2017

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
The Assumption of Mary
Multiple CountriesChristian
Assumption of Mary
-Multiple Types
Founding of Asuncion
ParaguayNational Holiday
Foundation of Old Panama City
PanamaCommon Local Holidays
Carnival (Second Day)
GrenadaPublic Holiday
The Feast of Mary's Assumption
MaltaNational Holiday
Feast of the Assumption
LebanonPublic Holiday
Mother Day
Costa RicaNational Holiday
National Mourning Day
BangladeshPublic Holiday
-Multiple Types
Liberation Day
-Multiple Types
Assumption of the Virgin Mary
CyprusNational Holiday
Independence Day
-Multiple Types
St Mary's Day
RomaniaNational Holiday
Thanksgiving Day
Liechtenstein National Day
LiechtensteinMultiple Types
Flooding of the Nile
Assumption of Mary / Ferragosto
ItalyNational Holiday
Day of the Assumption of Mary
Holy See (vatican City)National Holiday
Dormition of the Holy Virgin
GreecePublic Holiday
Constitution Day
Equatorial GuineaNational Holiday
Assumption Day
-Multiple Types
Malaita Province Day
Solomon IslandsLocal Holiday
Feast of the Assumption of Mary
LithuaniaNational Holiday
Pythagorean Theorem Day
Multiple CountriesUnofficial
Relaxation Day
Multiple CountriesUnofficial

Historical Events

  • 982: Otto II – the Holy Roman Emperor -is defeated at the Battle of Capo Colonna by the Saracens.
  • 1483: The Sistine Chapel is consecrated by Pope Sixtus IV.
  • 1511: Malacca is conquered by Afonso de Albuquerque of Portugal.
  • 1519: The Panama city – Panama City – was founded on this date.
  • 1537: The city of AsunciĆ³n, Paraguay was founded on this date.
  • 1540: The Peru city of Arequipa is founded on this date.
  • 1843: An amusement park named Tivoli Gardens opens up in Copenhagen, Denmark on this date.
  • 1843: Our Lady of Peace – a Cathedral in Honolulu, Hawaii – is dedicated on this date. Today, it is one of the oldest Roman Catholic Cathedrals in the U.S.
  • 1914: The SS Ancon becomes the first ship to pass through the newly opened Panama Canal.
  • 1914: Paul von Rennenkampf leads the First Russian Army into Eastern Prussia.
  • 1939: The Wizard of Oz opens at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in L.A on this date.
  • 1943: The Battle of Trahili begins during World War II.
  • 1944: Allied forces land in Southern France during Operation Dragoon.
  • 1948: South of the 38th parallel, the Republic of Korea is established.
  • 1954: In Paraguay, Alfredo Stroessner becomes a dictator.
  • 1965: 60,000 fans pack Shea Stadium in New York City to watch the Beatles perform. It’s widely considered to be the beginning of stadium rock.
  • 1969: In a field in Woodstock, New York, the Woodstock Music & Art Fair opens. It features some of the most popular rock performers of the time.
  • 1971: Bahrain becomes independent from the UK.
  • 1973: The U.S ends the bombing of Cambodia during the Vietnam War.

Famous Birthdays

  • American actress Debra Messing is born in 1968.
  • Australian singer-songwriter Benard Fanning is born in 1969.
  • American comedian and actor Anthony Anderson is born in 1970.
  • American actor Ben Silverman is born in 1970.
  • American actor, director, screenwriter and producer Ben Affleck is born in 1972.