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This Month In History....

Can you believe it is already August? Here are some August holidays celebrated around the world.



Aug 1-6

Feast of the Savior of the World or El Salvador del Mundo, patron saint of El Salvador. San Salvadoreans celebrate with street fairs and a “bajada”, a procession honoring the saint.


Aug 6

Independence Day for Bolivia.


Aug 7

Battle of Boyacá (Colombia): A public holiday celebrating the anniversary of the defeat of the Spanish in 1819 in the province of Boyacá.


Aug 10

Independence Day for Ecuador.


Aug 15

Feast of the Assumption, celebrated in by Catholics in Spanish-speaking countries. It celebrates the belief in Mary’s ascending to heaven.


Aug 17

San Martín Day.  Anniversary of the death of General José Francisco de San Martín, liberator of Argentina.


Aug 25

Independence Day for Uruguay.