August 15 holidays in 2024

Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
The Assumption of Mary - Christian
Founding of Asuncion Paraguay National Holiday
Foundation of Old Panama City Panama Common Local Holidays
Liberation Day Multiple [Show] Public Holiday
Liechtenstein National Day Liechtenstein Observance
Constitution Day Equatorial Guinea National Holiday
Flooding of the Nile Egypt Observance
Independence Day Congo Public Holiday
Malaita Province Day Solomon Islands Local Holiday
National Leathercraft Day - Unofficial (Hobby & Creativity)
National Relaxation Day - Unofficial (Activity & Action, Health & Body)
National Lemon Meringue Pie Day - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
Assumption of Mary Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Assumption of Mary Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Mother's Day Costa Rica National Holiday
Assumption Day Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
National Acadian Day Canada
Assumption of the Virgin Mary Cyprus National Holiday
Feast of the Assumption Lebanon Public Holiday
Dormition of the Holy Virgin Greece Public Holiday
Day of the Assumption of Mary Holy See (Vatican City) National Holiday
Assumption of Mary / Ferragosto Italy National Holiday
Feast of the Assumption of Mary Lithuania National Holiday
The Feast of Mary's Assumption Malta Public Holiday
St Mary's Day Romania National Holiday

Historical Events on August 15

  • 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 Asunción, 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 on August 15

  • 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.

Ash Wednesday

Palm Sunday

Maundy Thursday


Arbor Day

Labor Day